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Hruska leads Marquette to quick victory

MARQUETTE — Sophomore Seiler Hruska was an efficient “killing” machine on Tuesday night for the Marquette Senior High School volleyball team, leading the Redettes to a Senior Night three-set sweep of Gladstone.

Hruska made 14 kills with just three errors in just 24 attempts, a .458 attack percentage, as the Redettes prevailed 25-10, 25-8, 25-11.

Marquette improved to 33-2-3 overall and 6-0 in the Great Northern Conference.

“It was a great night to honor our seniors and their parents,” MSHS head coach Ann Crandell-Williams said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of leaders with my first year coaching in Marquette.

“(On Tuesday) they took total control of the match right from the first set and never looked back.

“They are continuing to have fun, work hard and improve. We hope this means they’ll be peaking during these last two GNC road matches and heading into districts.

“They are hungry and they still have a couple of things left that they want to prove, so we’re hoping to keep the ball rolling.”

Hruska also served five aces and made eight digs, while senior teammate Emilee Gooch had nine kills, nine digs and a block. In addition, senior Tellena Nystrom had seven digs and two aces, while sophomore Maria Millado had four kills in just six tries, three digs and two blocks.

Senior Maiya King also contributed 25 sets, four aces, two digs and a block, while Aspen Michelin had two kills, three aces, three blocks and three digs.

Marquette plays at Kingsford on Thursday.

Mid Peninsula 3, Superior Central 0

At Eben on Monday, Mid Peninsula overcame a slow start before cruising to a 25-20, 25-12, 25-12 Skyline Central Conference victory.

“In the first set we came out a little flat, but at the end of the set we got in a little rhythm and just kept the points moving in our favor,” Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser told the Escanaba Daily Press.

Daisy Englund led the Wolverines with 16 assists, three aces and two digs; Kennedy Englund added seven kills, six digs, three blocks and one ace; Camryn Croasdell had seven aces, three digs, two kills and one block; Chevy Koski had five digs, four kills, one ace and one block; Karley Prater had five kills, four aces and four digs; Elli Paulsen had seven digs and an ace; and Allyson Lancour chipped in with two aces and two digs.

Mid Pen (9-3, 8-2 SC) won the JV match 2-1.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee with contributions from the Escanaba Daily Press. Email Brownlee at sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.