Prep volleyball: Redettes prevail; Mustangs fall

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Marquette kept itself in the driver’s seat to win the Great Northern Conference volleyball title with a three-set sweep of visiting Kingsford on Thursday.

The Redettes improved to 6-1 in the GNC with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-18 victory as the Flivvers fell to 5-3.

“The team came out … and played strong for a complete match,” MSHS head coach Mike Morgan said. “We served well and played excellent defense all night long. We were able to keep Kingsford from getting any long runs and that was a huge part of our success.

“This team has great chemistry and we had contributions tonight from the entire team.”

Marquette was led by Seiler Hruska with 13 kills, 12 digs and four service aces, while Maiya King had 32 assists, Delaney Sall one block the middle hitters combined for 11 kills.

Maggie Strehlow had seven kills and four digs for Kingsford, while Olivia Allen added five kills, 11 digs and two aces and Brooke Kriegl 12 digs and two kills.

The Redettes are scheduled to participate in the Fenton Invitational in downstate Genesee County on Saturday.

Stephenson 3, Munising 0

At Munising, the Mustangs lost in straight sets despite getting a total of 28 kills and 23 digs from Daryn Johnson and Michaela Werner.

The Eagles prevailed 25-19, 26-24, 25-19 as Munising fell to 8-3 overall, 6-2 in the Skyline Central Conference.

“We knew this was going to be a very tough match going in, but we really hoped to play them better than what we did,” MHS coach Ted Williams said. “Our girls just couldn’t seem to get all cylinders firing at the same time.

“Stephenson served well, their shots were all over the court and we weren’t passing consistently enough to run our offense.”

Johnson had 15 kills and 16 digs, while Werner added 13 kills, seven digs and also six blocks and five service aces.

Teammate Taylor Downs made five kills, 10 digs and a block as Emily Contreras had 31 set assists, 16 digs and two kills and Megan Matson three digs and two blocks. And Taylin Behning led the way in digs with 27.

Munising hosts Norway on Tuesday.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee with contributions from the Iron Mountain Daily News. Brownlee’s email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.