Westwood, Negaunee volleyball teams net one game in losses

ISHPEMING – Westwood couldn’t hold an early advantage as Manistique won a Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball match on Wednesday night, 16-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-16.

The Patriots’ offensive leader was Liz Farley with 12 kills, as she added three service aces, 19 digs and two blocks.

Teammate Sarah Rautio had 19 digs and 10 assists, Aidan Reath 12 digs and a kill, Aliya Leach 15 digs and three kills and Alina Jones six digs.

The visiting Emeralds also won the JV match in two games.

Norway 3, Negaunee 1

At Norway on Tuesday, the Knights prevailed 25-23, 24-26, 25-22, 26-24 in a tight M-PC match.

Norway took over first place alone in the league at 5-1 as Iron Mountain and Negaunee each have two losses.

Negaunee’s Marijke Mager delivered back-to-back kills to help her team take a 24-18 lead, though Norway came back to tie it before Madysen Kontio and Kelsi Cox had kills to win it for the Miners.

In the final set, Norway jumped out to a 10-2 lead only to see the Miners climb back to tie the score 16-16 following kills by Kontio and Cox. An Allyson Jacobson block put Negaunee ahead by a point.

The Miners won the JV match in three sets, though scores weren’t available.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee with contributions from the Iron Mountain Daily News. Brownlee’s email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.