Marquette Redettes keep coming back until they pull off 3-set sweep at Kingsford

Marquette’s Loryn Burnette, right, looks to block a kill attempt by Kingsford’s Tori Kowalkowski during a high school volleyball match at the Flivvers’ gym on Thursday. The Redettes’ Madison Carter is at left. (Iron Mountain Daily News photo by Burt Angeli)

KINGSFORD — Marquette rallied three times to post a sweep of Kingsford in Great Northern Conference high school volleyball on Thursday night.

The Redettes won 27-25, 25-20, 25-20.

“They fought hard,” said Marquette junior varsity coach Emily Morgan, filling in for head coach Mike Morgan. “Half of the team are sick and we’re missing one of our best defenders (in Tellena Nystrom with a concussion). I’m proud of them.”

The Flivvers (2-2 GNC) led 16-12 in the first set after consecutive kills from Olivia Allen and Tori Kowalkowski. The Redettes came back to draw even at 21-21.

In a 25-25 deadlock, Marquette freshman Seiler Hruska served an ace and Aspen Michelin followed with a kill.

In the second set, Kingsford bolted to a 9-2 lead before Marquette evened the set at 15-15. The Redettes closed out the set on a 7-2 run as Madison Carter notched an ace and fired a deciding serve that clipped the net and fell to the floor.

Kingsford built a 12-10 advantage in the third set. Marquette then went on an 8-1 tear to take control. Michelin delivered a service ace and key points during that stretch.

A block and kill from the Flivvers’ Kate Cook closed the home team’s deficit to 20-19. But the Redettes followed with a Hruska ace and the Flivvers gave up three points on errors.

Next up for MSHS is another GNC match at Escanaba at 7 p.m. Thursday.