11-02-2017 Tri-City Area Sports

Hildebrand climbs one game higher as AQB contest completes week 10

By Kristy Noack

Tim Hildebrand is making all the right moves in the Tri-City Record Armchair Quarterback contest. He is gaining ground on his fellow competitors and now leads the group by two games.

Each week six local football fanatics match wits with each other in their effort to predict the winners of eight high school, college, and professional football games. The AQB with the best record following the NFL’s Super Bowl in February wins a snazzy TCR ball cap.

Records are tabulated weekly, and should two or more AQBs’ predictions result in a tie, one game acts as the tie-breaker.

The tie-breaker game is specially selected each week, and the AQBs must determine how many total points will be scored in that contest. If two or more ‘backs have an identical weekly record, the tie-breaker game is used to determine their place in the standings.

This week, Hildebrand guessed best; he posted a 7-1 record to win the week.

RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht and Rodney Lynch predicted their way to 6-2 records and their place in the standings came down to the tie-breaker game between Hartford and Vermontville Maple Valley. Our hometown Indians lost 26-7 in the playoff game, giving us a 33-point total.

With his 44-point prediction, Lynch takes second place for the week. Rodney-Isbrecht guessed 56 points would be scored in the game and moves into third place.

Greg Krell and Bryan Conrad tallied even 4-4 records, so their placement in the rankings came down to the tie-breaker game as well. They both predicted 59 points would be scored, so they tied for fourth place.

Chris Leach had a 3-4 record, which left her in sole possession of sixth place.

Overall, Hildebrand added a one-game cushion to his previous pad and now leads the contest by two games. He holds a 61-19 overall record in Week 10.

Rodney-Isbrecht and Lynch kept pace and remain knotted up in second place. Both hold 59-21 records.

Krell fell two games this week into fourth place where he stands with a 57-23 record.

Leach and Conrad are tangled up in fifth place with 52-28 records.  Conrad gained a game, while Leach lost one.

This week, the high school playoff picture is winnowing for local teams. Watervliet and Lawrence will hit the field in 11- and 8-man play, respectively. Here are this week’s games:

Delton Kellogg @ Watervliet

Lakeshore @ Battle Creek Harper Creek

Lawrence @ Bellevue

Minnesota @ Michigan

Penn State @ Michigan State

Wake Forest @ Notre Dame

Detroit @ Green Bay

Atlanta @ Carolina

The Panthers take their 10-0 perfect season record into play against Delton Kellogg at home Friday night. Can the Panthers go 11-0? That is the TCR AQB tie-breaker game of the week. Be sure to be in the stands come Friday night. Go Panthers!

One trick earns Busch sweet treat

 Kyle Busch’s M&M Halloween car proved to be a great predictor of how Sunday’s First Data 500 race at Martinsville Speedway would go. Even Busch’s teammate Denny Hamlin wasn’t safe from the trick up Busch’s sleeve. Busch nudged Hamlin in the side to creep into first place as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finished in overtime.

Busch, who led a race-high 184 laps of the race’s 505 go-rounds, earned his fifth victory of the season in the year’s 33rd race.

Martin Truex Jr., who managed to avoid the melee created by Busch, finished second and earned his 16th top five of the season.

Clint Bowyer, who is not competing in the championship playoff, finished third. He picked up his sixth top five finish of the season. The last time Bowyer won a race was back in 2012.

Brad Keselowski, who had a strong car all day, finished fourth overall. He led 104 laps.

Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five in fifth place. Harvick has one win this season and 11 top five finishes.

Twenty-three drivers finished on the lead lap. There were 11 caution periods for 74 laps. The lead changed hands 16 times.

Drivers who led laps but did not finish in the top five included: Denny Hamlin (7), Jimmie Johnson (24), Joey Logano (59), and Chase Elliott (123).

With the victory, Busch claimed the first win of the Round of Eight competition. He has guaranteed himself a place at the table when he and three more drivers take to Homestead in search of the 2017 championship.

The Round of Eight will feature two more races – at Texas and Phoenix – in which drivers will try for either the checkered flag or to ride into the finals on points.

Next up is Texas Motor Speedway. Busch, along with Truex Jr., Keselowski, Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin, and Chase Elliott, will run in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.

Jimmie Johnson won at Texas in April of this year and twice in 2015. He is in desperate need of a victory to guarantee his spot in the finals. Can he drive away with the victory or will he be left in the dust? Check back next week to find out!

Watervliet’s Hinch headed to state for cross country

 Watervliet’s Gus Hinch celebrated a stellar year on the cross country team by sprinting into the state finals, which will be held Saturday, November 4 at Michigan International Speedway.

Hinch, a sophomore on the Panther squad, finished 11th overall in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 3 regional competition held at Red Bud Motocross in Buchanan on Saturday, October 28.

The race featured wind, rain, and cold for the 93 male female runners.

SIGHTS SET ON STATE… Watervliet sophomore Gus Hinch qualified for state competition Saturday after he finished 11th overall in the MHSAA Division 3 Regional run at Red Bud Motocross in Buchanan. He completed the course in 18:13. Hinch will compete at state Saturday, November 4 at Michigan International Speed-way. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Saugatuck won the men’s division overall with their 34-point total. They placed five runners among the top 15 qualifiers.

Watervliet finished sixth overall with 143 points. Coloma claimed 10th place with 287 points, while Hartford earned an 11th place finish with 323 points.

Hinch qualified for state competition with a time of 18:13.

Watervliet’s Ezra Troyer took 19th place with a time of 18:54. Teammate Kody Edmonds ended the event in 33rd place (19:31).

Coloma’s Adiel Granados was the first Comet finisher. He took 36th place with a time of 19:47.

Watervliet’s Nick Swanson (19:57), Trever Pelton (20:16), Kade Van Niel (20:21), and Alex Isbrecht (20:49) finished 39th, 44th, 47th, and 54th, respectively.

Hartford’s Francisco Loera ran to a 56th place finish with a time of 20:53. He was followed by Coloma’s Blane Sutherland in 62nd place (21:15) and Hartford’s Trey Ackerman (21:22) in 64th place.

Coloma’s Josh Young ran to a 70th place finish (21:43), just half a step ahead of teammate Ian Ishmael in 71st (21:43).

Hartford’s James Lucero set a new season record with his 75th place time of 22:20. Coloma’s Willie Donald and Hunter Crist took 78th and 79th place, respectively, with identical times of 23:00.

ONE STEP AT A TIME… Co-loma sophomore Emma Van-dermolen cruises into 16th place Saturday at the MHSAA Divi-sion 3 Regional cross country meet with a time of 22:01. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Hartford’s Francisco Medrano (25:20) finished 87th, while teammate Blake Snyder held on to 90th place (26:54).

In the women’s division, Saugatuck claimed the championship crown with 21 points. Hartford placed fifth overall with 141 points, while Coloma finished in ninth place with 207 points. Watervliet had four runners participate in the regional run, one short of qualifying for a team score.

Coloma sophomore Emma Vandermolen was the top area finisher. She claimed 16th place with her time of 22:01. Her pace was eight short seconds off qualifying for state competition.

TOE THE LINE… Adiel Gra-nados, a junior with the Coloma cross country team, pushes for-ward as he spies the finish line Saturday in the MHSAA Divi-sion 3 regional competition. Granados took 36th place over-all with a time of 19:47. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Hartford’s Adrianna Morseau took 19th place (22:34).

Coloma’s Abby Vandermolen finished 24th (23:21).  Hartford’s Brianna Morseau took 27th (23:30), with teammates Angela Saldana (24:15), Marisol Robles (24:17), and Katherine Sanchez (24:59) following in 35th, 36th, and 45th place, respectively.

Watervliet’s Alyssa Hobson finished in 46th place (25:01). The Hartford duo of Jamie Smith (25:19) and Abigail Lopez (25:48) finished in 48th and 53rd place, respectively.

Coloma’s Julia Sternaman finished the course in 61st place (27:04) and was followed by Watervliet’s Angelina Hammond in 64th (27:17).  Coloma’s Marissa Sherburn took 69th (28:11), as teammate Amaria Echols finished 74th (28:30).

Watervliet’s Katelynn Sutherland took 77th place (28:37), and Coloma’s Samantha Scott finished 79th (28:41).

Watervliet’s Bailey Swisher completed the course in 82nd place (28:48), and Coloma’s Phoebe Brown took 87th (30:55).

Grace Christian’s Stockdale qualifies for cross country state competition

 Watervliet Grace Christian’s Grace Stockdale will head to state competition in cross country as well. The sophomore competed in Division 4 regional competition Saturday, October 28 in Allendale as part of a co-op agreement with Lake Michigan Catholic.

Stockdale was one of two runners representing LMC. She blistered through the course with a time of 21:46. In addition to setting a new personal record, Stockdale finished 11th overall out of 66 runners and qualified to compete at state.

She will make her mark Saturday, November 4 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Congratulations to each and every runner who competed at regionals. Good luck to Hinch and Stockdale as they travel to Brooklyn, Michigan for the state finals competition on Saturday!

Panthers press on in playoffs, shut out Schoolcraft 36-0

 Boy howdy, this Watervliet varsity football squad is good! The Panthers improved to an impressive 10-0 undefeated season after shutting out one-time powerhouse Schoolcraft 36-0 Friday, October 27.

Watervliet opened up the pre-district playoff game by winning the coin toss. The Panthers deferred to the Eagles.

Schoolcraft was unable to generate much in the way of offense on their first possession.

ZACK ATTACKS… Water-vliet quarterback Zack Pickens breaks downfield Friday in the Panthers’ playoff game at home. Watervliet smacked Schoolcraft 36-0, as Pickens was seven of 17 for 151 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a game-high 26 carries for 178 yards and two TDs. Pickens broke 3,000 passing yards this season and is the first Water-vliet QB to hit that mark. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Watervliet’s first play of their first possession resulted in a Zack Pickens 65-yard rush straight into the end zone. The quarterback then handed the ball to Bryant Kieft who was unable to convert the two-point play. With 7:37 left in the first quarter, Watervliet was on the board 6-0.

Watervliet’s next possession came after Schoolcraft, facing fourth and two, showed a fake punt formation but failed to pick up the yards needed to keep the ball. They turned it over on downs.

Watervliet suffered the same fate – minus the fake punt – after the squad struggled to gain any yardage and a pass fell incomplete.

Schoolcraft took over from their own 10 yard line. After three plays that only gained seven yards, the Eagles were forced to punt.

The punt sailed out of bounds, and Watervliet had prime field position of first and 10 from the Schoolcraft 40 when they took the field.

After two incomplete passes, Pickens literally took matters into his own hands. He ran around the left side of the line for 40 yards and another touchdown. The two-point conversion pass to Kieft was good and Watervliet led 14-0.

Schoolcraft got roughed up a bit on their next possession. A huge tackle by Lamarrius Smith and James Bell gave the Eagles fourth and three on the Watervliet 41 yard line. You could hear that tackle on I-94.

Jakob Aldrich nearly picked off the next Schoolcraft pass but it fell harmlessly to the ground. And, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So he did. With Schoolcraft facing fourth and six, Aldrich picked off the next pass.

Watervliet ate up a ton of clock time in the second quarter marching downfield, but they were unable to score. As time expired in the first half, Pickens lofted a long pass to the end zone that passed through Ryan Chisek’s outstretched hands. At the half, Watervliet led 14-0.

Bryant Kieft opened the third quarter with a 21 yard kickoff return. A Pickens touchdown run was called back due to a holding penalty on Watervliet.

In what might be the play of the game, the Panthers faced second and 21 yards when Pickens aired the ball out to Kieft. Kieft was at the back of the end zone, reached up and plucked the ball from the air, and stepped inside the white stripe for a Panther TD. Garrett Matthews got the call for the two-point conversion rush. He made it across the line, juggling the ball. In four plays, Watervliet scored eight points and took a 22-0 lead with 11:02 left in the third quarter.

Blake Kinzler recovered a loose ball fumble after Schoolcraft tried a reverse but bobbled the ball. Watervliet took possession on their own 42 yard line.

A long Pickens run, coupled with a 33-yard pass to Trent Boone, resulted in another Panther TD.  Pickens ran the two-point conversion and Watervliet increased their lead to 30-0.

GARRETT’S GRIDIRON GLORY… Watervliet’s Garrett Matthews heads up field after grabbing a Zack Pickens’ pass Friday night as the Panthers welcomed the Schoolcraft Eagles to town for the MHSAA Division 6 pre-district game. Watervliet kept their perfect season intact, walloping the Eagles 36-0, and improved to 10-0. The Panthers will face Delton Kellogg at home Friday at 7:00 p.m. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Schoolcraft had the chance to score as time drained off the clock in the third quarter. It was Kieft who made a touchdown-saving tackle after the Schoolcraft defender juked and jived his way downfield.  Smith wrapped up the next defender on a pass play and dropped him for a three-yard loss. With Schoolcraft facing fourth and four from the Watervliet 19 yard line, Chisek broke up the pass, and Schoolcraft turned the ball over on downs as the third quarter ended.

Kieft opened up the fourth quarter with a big run, but it was James Bell who rushed for nine yards and the final Watervliet touchdown of the night. Bell was unable to haul in the two-point conversion pass attempt, and Watervliet closed out the game with the 36-0 shutout.

Watervliet ran 61 plays and notched 18 first downs compared to 48 and eight, respectively, for Schoolcraft.

Pickens was seven of 17 for 157 yards and two touchdowns. He surpassed the 3,000 yards mark on the season, the first Panther to achieve that distinction.

Matthews was Pickens’ favorite receiver Friday night. He caught four passes for 110 yards. Kieft grabbed two passes for 19 yards and one TD. Boone had one reception for 29 yards and six points.

Pickens led the team in rushing. He had 26 carries for 178 yards and two touchdowns.  Dylan Lynch picked up 17 yards on five carries.

Kieft’s eight carries yielded 52 yards, while Bell had 21 yards and one touchdown on four carries.

Matt Melcher led the Panthers with 11 tackle assists. Chisek had nine tackles and one assist.  Bell notched two tackles and five assists.

Smith posted three tackles and three assists.  Matthews, Eric Kehrer, and Anthony Wade tallied five tackles apiece.

Aldrich and Kieft each had three tackles and one assist.

With the win Watervliet moves on to the district finals Friday. They will welcome Delton Kellogg to Panther Stadium.

Friday’s outing will be the second time Watervliet faces their opponent Panthers this season.  In week six, on September 29, Watervliet topped Delton Kellogg 58-44.

With that history at the forefront of his mind, Watervliet head coach Jeremy Andrews knows what won’t work come Friday. “We got down inside the 20 twice and didn’t score. We’ve got to finish those drives.  We want to be playing a lot of weeks. We can’t get down inside the 20 and not score.”

And as for what did work? Andrews knows that answer, too. “We played so great on defense tonight. I’m so proud of that. We’ve been all season long stressing the defense, working our tail off to get really good on defense and then to come shutout a program like that, I feel really good about that.

“[Lamarrius Smith] was awesome tonight. This was his best game of the season tonight, defensively. He was aggressive, he was physical, he was always in the right place. He made some good plays tonight.”

Headed into Friday and the matchup against Delton Kellogg, Andrews has a simple, single goal. “They’re a good football team. Their last loss was against us and they’ve won four in a row now.  We’ve got to be ready. They’re big and physical up front, so we’re going to have to be ready. I’m sure their coaching staff is telling them, ‘Hey, we can get these guys.’

“We may have taken them a little lightly the first time around, and they have our attention now.”

Hopeful Hartford soccer falls in regionals

 The Hartford varsity soccer squad fell in regional competition Friday evening in a 1-0 overtime loss to foe Kalamazoo Hackett.

To recap, Hartford won the district championship after defeating Lake Michigan Catholic 5-1, shutting out Michigan Lutheran 8-0, and beating Bridgman 3-0 at New Buffalo.

With the district title in hand, the Indians moved on to regional competition, hosted at Hope College.

In their first regional match, Hartford faced Wyoming Potter’s House Christian Tuesday, October 24.

THAT’S GONNA LEAVE A MARK… as an unnamed Ka-lamazoo Hackett player hits the turf for a world class rug burn in a true Battle Royal with Hart-ford Friday night in the District 4 Regional Title Game at Hope College. Indians Herik Garcia (6) and Joel Soto (8) advance the ball in what many fans de-scribed as “… The best game they have ever seen!” The In-dians had only been scored on once in their last eight games; handing out District Tourna-ment shutouts of 8-0 and 3-0 vs. Michigan Lutheran and Bridg-man respectively. The Indians and Irish had previously battled to a 3-3 tie back in week two of September. While the Hartford campaign seemed to be peaking at just the right time, a lone goal from Hackett in overtime ended yet another exceptional season for the Tribe. (TCR photo by A&A Sports Photography)

The Indians headed into the regional semi-finals match having played Wyoming earlier this season.  Hartford hosted Wyoming on August 26 and lost 1-0.

This time around, it was Hartford getting the upper hand amid the wind, rain, and sopping wet field.

Hartford scored the winning – and only – goal of the game off the foot of Nick Pultz. Pultz played the shot from Herik Garcia and got a little help from a Potter’s House defender.

Rudy Martinez was in as keeper for the Indians.

The Indians defeated Wyoming Potter’s House 1-0 to move on to the regional finals, also at Hope College.

Hartford drew Kalamazoo Hackett for the regional finals match. The good news was Hartford also privy to Kalamazoo Hackett’s style of play, as the Indians had faced them on September 14 and played to a 3-3 tie.

Friday night both squads battled back and forth during regulation. Hartford head coach Nick Blackmer commented, “Our goalie Rudy Martinez made half a dozen goal-saving saves to keep the game close.”

In the second overtime period, Kalamazoo Hackett kicked the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory.

“[Kalamazoo Hackett is] a very good team with some talented forwards,” Blackmer stated. “I thought our effort level was fantastic and our preparation for the game was good. They were just better.”

With the loss, the squad closed out their season. Blackmer shared, “This marked our 10th year for boys’ soccer.  Every single year we have either won a conference or district title – sometimes both.  We are fortunate enough to experience achievements most teams never do. We have such supportive parents, community, and administration that allows us to be successful. With only two seniors graduating, I am already excited for next year.”

Blackmer concluded, “To be able to sustain this level of success year after year is a testament to the type of hard working kids we have here.”

I would say it is also a testament to their hard working coaching staff, as well.

Hartford football ends season 6-4 with playoff loss to Vermontville Maple Valley

 The Hartford Indians football team was defeated at home 26-7 by Vermontville Maple Valley Friday night in the opening round of Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs.

It was a rough outing for the Indians as they were only able to gain 15 yards in the air and 142 on the ground.

TUCK AND RUN… Robert Ledesma churns up field Friday night during the Indians’ pre-district playoff game against Vermontville Maple Valley. The Tribe lost the contest 26-7 and finished their season with a 6-4 record.

Vermontville led the scoring with a passing touchdown and two-point conversion in the first quarter of play.

Hartford responded with a second quarter score. Indians quarterback Garrod Johnson tossed the ball to Moses Beraza who completed the 11-yard play by cruising into the end zone.  Danny Resendez nailed the point after attempt, and Hartford trailed 8-7 as the teams headed into intermission.

Following half-time, Vermontville never let up on the Indians. The squad scored a 23-yard field goal in the third quarter and two big yard touchdown runs in the fourth to take the 26-7 win and end Hartford’s season.

The Indians ran 48 plays compared to 63 by Vermontville.  Hartford was 3 of 10 when converting third downs. The team was whistled four times for forty penalty yards.

What really devastated Hartford were the four turnovers. You cannot win a playoff game by coughing up the ball four times.

Hartford head coach Brad Manning summarized his team’s effort by saying, “Our kids did a great job last Friday night, we just unfortunately made too many mistakes in the long run. You just can’t win a game with four turnovers and two onside kicks lost.

“That being said we had seams and running lanes we were moving the ball at a decent rate but penalties put us in rough down and distance situations that ultimately killed drives that didn’t result in a turnover.

“It was disappointing to play as poorly as we did considering how well we had done at times in the year. We only had forty-eight offensive plays which is our fewest of the season by a wide margin.

“On the other hand our defense did a fantastic job against an offense that we have struggled with at times during the season. We just didn’t possess the ball enough to give them a break and eventually at the end of the game we wore down just enough.”

Johnson was two of eight for 15 yards with one interception and one touchdown.

Robert Ledesma Jr. led the way on the ground with 88 yards on 18 carries.  Evan Parker gained 30 yards on nine rushes. Aaron Sinclair’s six runs picked up 24 yards.

Moses Beraza caught one pass for 11 yards and one TD. Sinclair caught the other Johnson pass for four yards.

Defensively Hartford was led by Luke Manning with five tackles and four assists.  Xavier Salinas had five tackles, one assist, and intercepted on Vermontville pass.

Beraza chipped in four tackles, three assists and recovered one fumble, while Cory Arnold was responsible for four tackles and seven assists.

Buddy Earls posted three tackles and one assist. Noah Wade got in the action with two tackles and six assists. Bobby Johnson turned in two tackles.

Hartford closes out the 2017 season with six wins and four losses overall and was tied with Decatur for third in the Southwest 10 Conference.

And, although the book is closed on Hartford football for this year, Manning is already thinking about the 2018 season.

“My staff did an amazing job. We wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without the people I have helping me. We also had wonderful people who took the time and effort to cook dinner for the entire program once a week. That was tremendous and just shows the caliber of people we have in Hartford.

“I hope that our program grows and that students looking to belong to something see us in a positive enough way as to join us next year. I’m disappointed I couldn’t help them win one more game but I will be doing quite a bit starting here very soon to try and give the next group a playoff chance. I just hope they are ready to prepare for it with me.”

Coloma and Watervliet play in SAC volleyball meet

 Coloma and Watervliet volleyball squads competed in the SAC conference tourney Saturday, October 28. Eight teams participated in the tournament, which was comprised of two teams of four.

The Comets of Coloma faced off against Southwestern Athletic Conference foes Saturday and earned a second place finish with their outstanding offensive play.

To start the day, the ladies defeated Saugatuck and Delton Kellogg in pool play. The Comets slammed Saugatuck for the two-game win, 25-10, 25-16.

Coloma then downed Delton Kellogg 25-23, 25-18.

The Comets split with Constantine 25-15, 19-25.

The Panthers split with Kalamazoo Christian 14-25, 26-27. Watervliet whipped Gobles 25-12, 25-15 before losing two games to Schoolcraft 13-25, 16-25.

Following pool play, the two top teams from each pool play round competed for the championship.  Watervliet was third in pool play and ended their day.

In bracket play, Coloma tangled with Kalamazoo Christian in the semi-finals match and won 2-1, scoring games of 25-12, 22-25, 17-15.

In the championship match, Coloma lost to Schoolcraft 23-25, 10-25.

Kelly Walter led Coloma with 47 kills, 29 digs, 10 blocks, and seven aces. Morgan Wagner chipped in 17 kills, three assists, 42 digs, four blocks, and three aces.

Kayla Yore gave 14 kills, 29 digs, 68 assists, four blocks, and three aces in the team effort.  Megan Neubecker notched four kills, two assists, two blocks, and six digs.

Hannah Mathis added 10 kills, 16 digs, and six aces for the day.  Mika Anderson hit eight kills, 14 digs, and four aces.

Sam Stewart served up two aces and 27 digs, while Mya Potter posted three kills, 54 digs, and three aces.

Coloma takes three from Lawrence on the volleyball court

 Coloma head coach Kim Gear has got to be feeling pretty confident as the squad headed into districts Monday, October 30.

The week before, on Tuesday, October 24, the team took on Lawrence and posted a convincing and decisive win, grabbing three straight games, 25-12, 25-9, 25-12.

Kayla Yore led Coloma with six kills, 28 assists, two aces, nine digs, and one block. Morgan Wagner hit six kills, eight aces, five digs, and one block.

Megan Neubecker posted four kills, seven assists, one dig, and one block. Mika Anderson had three kills, two aces, four digs, and one block.

Hannah Mathis contributed six kills and seven digs.  Mya Potter and Mia Cole chipped in five digs each.

Kylee Bailey added one kill and one assist. Sam Stewart tallied seven digs.

Panthers power to 3-0 win over Fennville

 The Watervliet varsity volleyball squad smacked their way to a three-game victory over host Fennville Tuesday, October 24, 25-15, 25-11, 25-20.

Emma Armstrong accounted for two kills, three aces, and eight digs in the Panther effort.  Jaelyn Pitre finished with 24 assists, three aces, and five digs.

Kara Liles hit nine kills, one dig, and one block.  Elaine Koshar contributed seven kills and three blocks.

Emma Yazel added one assist, two kills, and three digs.  Zoe Smith had seven kills and five digs.  Grace Smith hit one ace and had 11 digs.

Mikalah Clay smacked two aces and three digs.  Caley Simmons tallied one ace and five digs.  Brenna Langston scorched three aces over the net.


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