Marshall ousted in Class B

Marshall ousted in Class B


Marshall ousted in Class B



Plainwell ended Marshall’s state tournament run on Tuesday night with a 3-0 sweep over the Redhawks in the Class B regional semifinal at Vicksburg.

Plainwell won by scores of 28-26, 25-15 and 33-31.

Marshall ends its season 23-19-2 overall while claiming the first district championship for the program since 2004.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these girls,” said Marshall head coach John Miller. “I know we came up short tonight, but that doesn’t take away how proud I am to have been around such a great group.”

The Redhawks were led by Grace Crawford with 17 kills and 17 digs. Morgan Benham had 18 assists and eight digs; Sarah Huffman had three blocks; and Carmen O’Dell was all over the place defensively with 33 digs.

“We had a nice turnaround last year from what Marshall volleyball has been about,” Miller said. “This season we were able to build on that. I think it was a good season. Much more successful season than our record showed.”

(at) Jonesville

Concord 3, Bronson 1: Third-ranked Concord was too much for eighth-ranked Bronson, winning a thrilling match in four sets (24-26, 26-24, 25-21, 25-22).

Tuesday marked the fourth time the two teams met this season, with Concord winning each matchup. The Vikings end their season with a 35-19-6 record.

(at) Bellevue

Westland Huron Valley Lutheran 3, Bellevue 0: Westland Huron Valley Lutheran advanced to Thursday’s regional final by defeating the host Broncos in three sets, 25-14, 25-10 and 25-15.

Bellevue, which won its first district since 1994, was led in the regional semifinal loss by Britney Reid with 11 kills and eight blocks. Taylor Wagner had 10 assists; Lexi Spaulding had three blocks and Allicea Moreno had seven assists.


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