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Ishpeming Hematites, Marquette Redettes post dominating home victories in high school volleyball

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming and Marquette posted home high school volleyball victories on Tuesday night, while Negaunee found the going rougher in its home match.

The Hematites defeated Mid-Peninsula Conference rival Gladstone in three sets, as did the Redettes with nonconference foe Wakefield-Marenisco. The Miners, however, dropped a nonleague three-setter to Escanaba.

Marquette is back in action tonight at Kingsford while Negaunee will be at Houghton. Ishpeming is off until Tuesday when it hosts Manistique.

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Ishpeming 3, Gladstone 0

Balanced attacking helped the Hematites post their first victory in five tries this season, 25-21, 25-19, 25-15, as a half-dozen players had multiple kills.

That offense was led by Olivia Corp with nine kills as she added three blocks. Teammate Hannah DeLoughary scored 29 digs and four service aces, while Emily Morton had 10 digs, four kills and an ace.

In addition, Megan Racine added five kills, two aces and two digs; Madison McNab had three kills, two aces, four digs and a block; Abigail Bruhnke 19 set assists, seven digs and two kills; and Ava Koepsel eight digs.

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Marquette 3, Wakefield-Marenisco 0

The Redettes improved to 6-1 with a 25-11, 25-23, 25-17 victory over the Cardinals.

“(This) was a great rebound from (Monday) night’s loss and a late night on the road,” MSHS head coach Ann Crandell-Williams said of a four-set loss at Calumet. “Our players served tough and defended a strong outside attack in both their blocking and digging.

“We have a deep bench and everyone stepped in and made some great plays.”

Junior outside hitter Seiler Hruska filled her offensive role well, making 17 of the Redettes’ 25 kills while contributing a team-high five service aces to go with three digs.

Senior libero Celinda Brunswick added 14 of Marquette’s 29 digs to go with two assists and an ace, while junior setter Ari Holder made 16 assists along with two aces. Junior middle blocker Maria Millado made seven of her team’s 12 blocks, adding four digs, three aces and a kill; junior middle blocker Roxy Nelson had four kills, three aces and two digs; and senior right-side hitter Elise Heide made three blocks.

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Escanaba 3, Negaunee 0

Escanaba prevailed in three sets, though set scores weren’t available.

Leading the Miners statistically was Natalie Bell with four kills and Larissa Anderson with nine set assists.

The Eskymos also prevailed in the JV match 2-0 and freshman match 2-1.

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

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