JPC Volleyball review
Roscommon defeats Caro in the finals to triumph in their own tournament.
Meridian beats Beaverton in the finals to emerge the victors at the Gladwin tournament. Full coverage of the Gladwin tournament will appear in the next edition of the JPT.
Farwell swept their old JPC rivals, the Wildcats of Evart. FHS won 25-12, 25-17 and 25-19. Emily Rawson tossed 14 assist. Jenna Hamming smashed nine kills and Caron White blasted five kills.
The Clare Varsity Volleyball Team opened it 2012 season at the Chip Hills Invitational Tournament.
Saturday the 18th. Clare’s first opponet in pool play was Big Rapids Crossroads and Clare won 25 to 8 and 25 to 23. The Pioneers next pool play opponet was Hart and Clare won 25 to 10 and 25 to 10. The Pioneers advanced to the Gold Bracket finals against Chip Hills. Clare lost in three sets 25 to 20, 15 to 25 and 6 to 15.
Clare next played Lakeview for third place and lost to Lakeview 19 to 25 and 17 to 25. This makes Clare with 2 wins and 2 loses so far for the season. Leading the Pioneers in the tournament were Courtney English with 17 kills, 36 for 38 serving, 8 aces, 26 points served, 8 solo blocks, and 25 digs, Ashley Petree with 7 kills, 38 for 42 serving, 12 aces, 28 points served, 1 solo block, and 7 digs, Erica Packard with 16 kills, 29 for 29 serving, 9 aces, 22 points served, and 7 digs, Katelynn Smith with 1 kill, 26 for 30 serving, 4 aces, 15 points served, 168 out of 175 setting with 59 assists, 2 blocks, and 3 digs, Bailey Reger with 28 for 30 serving, 6 aces, 15 points served, and 12 digs, Corinne Wezensky with 8 kills and 7 blocks, Laura Walton with 5 kills and one block, Kayla Yob with 2 kills, 5 for 6 serving, 1 ace, 2 points served, and 6 digs, Cassidy Campbell with 1 kill and 1 block, Becca Fisch and Kendell Koch with 1 kill each.
The Pioneers palyed well to start the season, with very good serving, good offense and solid defense. Clare has also played very gritty at the Pine River quad. Then they performed well at the Morey Courts tournament. Lots of refining yet to do according to Coach Tom Hurdle for CHS, but they’re all contributing and making plays.
Meridian competed in the “Heat on the Hardwood” Tournament
Saturday August 18th at the Morey Courts in Mt. Pleasant. Meridian defeated Bellaire 25-12 and 25-20 and Fowler 25-16 and 25-14 in the 1st 2 matches in pool play before dropping a match to Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart 20-25 and 14-25. In the first-round they beat Clare 25-21 and 25-12 before losing to Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central 18-25 and 20-25. The team’s record is now 5-4-1.Positives for the day were passing proficiency, the diversity and effectiveness of attacks. “We hit well and spread the ball around great. We had 4 hitters with 20 or more kills for the day,” commented Meridian’s Coach Goff. “Negative for the day were service errors and a lack of focus in the Sacred Heart and Nouvel matches. “Those two matches were disappointing. Nothing seemed to go well. We are going to have to have more focus we’re going to compete well in tournaments.”