Gwinn, Ishpeming, Negaunee girls volleyball all drop matches

MANISTIQUE — Senior outside hitter Brooke Mannor had 13 kills while junior setter Marissa Delmont added 12 to go with 16 assists but it wasn’t enough as the Gwinn High School varsity volleyball team fell to Manistique 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Manistique won the match 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 25-20.

“Although it’s a tough loss for our first Mid-Peninsula Conference game this season, I am still very proud of how the girls played,” Gwinn head coach Toni Roberts said. “Both teams battled back and forth all night. Most sets didn’t see more than a three point lead from either team so it was a lot of back and forth and a lot of good play.

“Manistique has a very sound and experienced team this season and I am really impressed how my team battled hard with them all night.”

Roberts also credited some of her players for their performances on the court.

“Emily Curtice had a big night for us even though her stats didn’t show it,” she said. “She was a leader on the court and kept the momentum going for us when she was out there.

“Brooke (Mannor) had another dominating night for us. I’m constantly amazed at what she does on the court every night. Our unsung heroes were our middle blockers, Hannah Noel and Sydney St. Clair. They got a lot of touches on the block against strong hitters on Manistique.”

Curtice had four kills and three aces along with two assists. Defensively, Delmont had 15 digs while Curtice had 14. Noel had three solo blocks and three digs.

Gwinn hosts Westwood on Tuesday.

Gladstone 3, Ishpeming 1

At Ishpeming, the Hematites couldn’t overcome the Braves’ attack, losing by set scores of 19-25, 16-25, 25-18 and 23-25.

Junior outside hitter Emma Poirier led Ishpeming with five kills and 12 digs, while senior middle hitter Madison Pruett had five kills and 14 digs. Pruett also had four blocks in the contest, while Poirier and sophomore middle hitter Madisyn Mead had two blocks each.

Ishpeming travels to Houghton on Sept. 20.

Escanaba 3, Negaunee 1

At Negaunee, the Miners fell by a score of 3-1. No other information was available. Negaunee goes to Gwinn on Sept. 20.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Spitza. Email him at sports@miningjournal.net.