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Senior Seiler Hruska leads Marquette Redettes to dominating volleyball win over Calumet

MARQUETTE — It might be a bit early to be talking midseason for area high school volleyball teams, but that’s the form Marquette seems to be shaping into after a dominating win over Calumet on Monday evening.

The Redettes prevailed 26-24, 25-16, 25-17 to improve to 14-5-1.

Marquette was coming off a 7-3 performance and a divisional championship against five Lower Peninsula teams at the Mitten Bay Classic in Bay City on Saturday.

MSHS looked to have momentum Monday from that successful trip.

“It finally came together for us tonight,” Marquette head coach Ann Crandell-Williams said in an email after the match against the Copper Kings. “(We) served aggressively, passed well and played excellent defense. That’s what it takes to beat a team like Calumet.

“I’m really, really proud of them. It’s a perfect time to be getting into more conference play.”

The Redettes host Kingsford at 7 p.m. Thursday and Escanaba at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.

But on Monday in this nonconference match against a traditionally strong U.P. program, Marquette senior Seiler Hruska looked to be back to her old self following an injury a few weeks ago.

She made 21 kills, just over half the team’s total, and with just three errors had a .400 attack percentage.

Hruska added 18 digs, two blocks — both solo — and three service aces.

Teammates Maria Millado and Roxy Nelson had similar lines on several statistics, with Millado making seven kills and 24 digs, while Nelson had eight kills and 22 digs.

Millado’s biggest number, however, may have been her eight blocks — seven of them solo — out of the team’s total of 10. She also had a team-high four aces.

Teammate Arlie Kulbieda added five kills and a dig, while Ella Jezewski had 18 digs.

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

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