Sports briefs

MSHS volleyball finish 2-3 at MBI

BAY CITY — The Marquette Redettes volleyball team finished with a record of 2-3 at the Mitten Bay Invitational Saturday.

The Redettes fell to Pinconning 2 sets to 1 and then lost to Bay City Western 2-0 in their first two pool play matches. However, Marquette bounced back in its third and final pool play match as the Redettes took down Charlevoix in two sets (25-13, 27-25).

In playoff competition, Marquette defeated Charlevoix again in two sets (25-12, 25-19) but was then eliminated in three sets by Heritage in the bracket final.

The Redettes host Kingsford Thursday at 7 p.m.

NMU spikers earn two sweeps

HOUGHTON — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team wrapped up the Keweenaw Classic Saturday with back-to-back sweeps over St. Cloud State (Minn.) and Bemidji State (Minn.).

In the first match, the Wildcats (6-2) took down SCSU quickly in the first set (25-13) and then held off the Huskies in the last two (25-23, 25-22) to complete the sweep. Madison Whitehead led Northern with 12 kills, while Jami Hogeboom had two aces. Defensively, NMU was led by Rachel Braunschweig, who had 23 digs and Sarah Kuehn, who had six blocks.

The second match went even easier for the Wildcats. Northern quickly dispatched the Beavers (25-16, 25-9, 25-15) thanks to a dominant performance at the net. NMU was led by Kayla Chosa, who finished with 11 kills and six blocks, while Whitehead had 10 kills and seven blocks. Braunschweig had seven digs and Autumn Monsma had five aces for the Wildcats.

After finishing the Keweenaw Classic with a record of 3-1, NMU will hold its home opener Friday as it takes on Saginaw Valley State at 7 p.m. in Vandament Arena.

Wildcat runners finish second

KENOSHA, Wis. — The nationally ranked Northern Michigan University cross country team took second place Saturday at the Godfrey Open hosted by Wisconsin-Parkside.

The No. 13 Wildcats were the top Division II squad at the 12-team meet and they even finished higher than three of the four Division I schools (Wisconsin-Milwaukee, DePaul and Wisconsin-Green Bay). Marquette University won the competition.

NMU senior and Menominee native Kameron Burmeister finished fourth overall out of 163 runners with a time of 17:55. Sophomore Katelyn Smith also cracked the top 10 with a time of 18:27.

Northern will compete in the Spartan Invite down in East Lansing next Saturday.