Westwood spikers split at WIN meet

Munising sweeps Rapid River

ISHPEMING — Westwood split a pair of matches at the WIN volleyball meet held at Ishpeming High School on Tuesday.

The Patriots defeated the Hematites 25-20, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15, while Negaunee posted a 25-15, 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-14 win over Westwood.

No information was available about the third match, Ishpeming vs. Negaunee.

Elizabeth Farley was the big offensive force for the Patriots in their two matches, totaling 38 kills. She had 17 kills, three service aces, five digs and a block vs. Ishpeming, adding 21 kills, five aces, 15 digs and two blocks against Negaunee.

Also for Westwood against the Hematites, Katie Wiljanen had seven kills; Sarah Rautio 13 assists, four aces and four digs; Aidan Reath five digs; Alina Jones three digs and an ace; and Aliya Leach three aces.

“I thought we played well against Ishpeming,” WHS coach Heather Salmi said. “Farley and Wiljanen combined for 24 kills against Ishpeming and 31 kills against Negaunee in the front middle. That is remarkable.”

In the Negaunee match, Wiljanen made 10 kills and two blocks, Rautio 16 assists, Kaitlin Ackland 21 digs, Jones 11 digs and four kills, Reath 20 digs and three kills, and Leach 23 digs and three aces.

“We played very well against Negaunee (but) just couldn’t get the ball to drop the way we wanted. I’m happy with the intensity we showed tonight.”

Munising 3, Rapid River 0

At Rapid River, the Mustangs won their Skyline Conference matchup 25-10, 25-18, 25-22 as Kianne Wendt had more than half of Munising’s kills, 15 of its 29. She also made just four errors for an attack percentage of .478, while adding three blocks and six digs.

“The girls played a solid defensive game and blocked well at the net,” MHS coach Ted Williams said. “We got a bit relaxed during the second and third games and they almost got back into it, but we were able to rally and come out with the wins.”

The Mustangs’ Daryn Johnson made six kills and had three digs, two blocks and a service ace, while teammate Michaela Werner added five kills, four blocks and a dig; Emily Contreras had 23 assists, nine aces and four digs; and Kelsea Ackerman contributed five aces and two digs.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.