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High-flying Marquette Redettes volleyball team knocked back to earth in 4-set loss at Calumet

CALUMET — The high-flying Marquette Senior High School volleyball team was brought down to earth by another Upper Peninsula elite team, Calumet, in the Copper Country on Monday night.

The Copper Kings prevailed in four sets, 22-25, 25-23, 25-8, 25-15, as the Redettes fell to 5-1 in their first road match of the season.

“Calumet was the better team and we were soundly beaten,” MSHS head coach Ann Crandell-Williams said in an email. “(Calumet) played great defense, and overall they served and hit more aggressively than we did.

“It was our first match on the road and hopefully we got some of those mental bugs out before we go to Kingsford later this week.

“I’m always proud of our team, but it was a good reminder that we need to keep working hard and there is a lot of work left to do.”

Marquette was able to win the first set despite making five attack errors as the Redettes also were successful on nine kill attempts.

Seiler Hruska continued to lead the MSHS attack overall, accumulating 15 of her team’s 27 kills with just two errors for a .295 attack percentage. She also made five of the team’s seven service aces and added 20 digs.

Maria Millado had a team-high 22 digs to go with five kills, three solo blocks and an ace, while teammate Celinda Brunswick had 21 digs and two set assists. Marquette’s Ari Holder and Piper Lakenen each had 11 assists as Holder made nine digs and Lakenen four, while Taylor Ragusett had three kills and six digs and Elise Hyde two kills and two solo blocks.

The Redettes play at the Flivvers’ gym at 7 p.m. EDT Thursday, then are off for a week before traveling to Escanaba the following Thursday.

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

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