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Marquette Redettes volleyball runners-up at Leland tournament

LELAND — The Marquette volleyball team was perfect all day except when it came to the hosts at the Leland Varsity Tournament on Saturday.

The Redettes lost to the Comets during pool play then again in the tournament championship match to finish as runners-up in the downstate event.

“It was a good day overall,” MSHS head coach Ann Crandell-Williams said. “The girls served consistently and put up tough swings all day.

“As far as the losses, we passed well below our usual average and we just didn’t pull through defensively during the big games.

“Leland is ranked in the state in their division and they play very disciplined volleyball.”

The Redettes (37-4-3) swept two-set matches from Central Lake and Maple City Glen Lake while losing in three sets to Leland. That advanced them to the quarterfinals, where they defeated the Traverse City West JV in two sets, then to the semifinals, where Marquette also swept Manistique in two sets.

The championship match also lasted two sets.

For the day, MSHS sophomore Seiler Hruska made 57 kills wiht just 16 errors and a .315 attack percentage. She also had 17 service aces, 49 digs and five blocks.

Fellow sophomore Maria Millado had 22 kills and just four errors, a .383 percentage, with 16 blocks, 37 digs and two aces; senior Aspen Michelin made 17 kills with just two errors, a .455 percentage, with nine blocks, 12 digs and 10 aces. And senior Tellena Nystrom had 14 kills, 34 digs, two blocks and six aces, while senior Maiya King has 104 set assists, 24 digs, five blocks, nine kills and five aces.

The Redettes play at Escanaba on Tuesday night.