Garden City’s volleyball team was at least a little bit better in every facet of the game Thursday night against visiting Livonia Clarenceville, winning 25-9, 25-11, 25-12, to improve its record to 4-2.
“We were the more-experienced team and we took advantage of it,” explained GC head coach John Pace. “We kept our composure when out of system and pressed every chance we could.
“Our goal was to serve tough and keep pressure on them, while eliminating as many free balls as possible.”
Alex Roffi engineered the winners’ offense from the setter position as she distributed 24 assists.
Allie Lynn and Aleea Montgomery notched a team-high seven kills. Lynn also added five digs.
The Cougars were spectacular in the serve-receive department, mishandling just one of 22 chances.
“Marti (Dzendzel) and Allie played a well-rounded match,” noted Pace. “They attacked efficiently, their serving was solid and they played good defense.
“Alex made good choices. She worked the middle and the pins.”
Romulus defeated Redford Union in a well-played WWAC contest on Thursday.
Sadie-Anne Miles led the Panthers’ serving game while Maggie Osowski hustled on defense. Ashley Kato was efficient in the serving game for RU.
Lutheran Northwest defeated Lutheran Westland, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19, Thursday night.
Emily Fairbairn led the Warriors with seven kills. Hannah Schneider served well for the Warriors as she picked up five aces.
“We were ahead or tied at 15 in all three sets, but Northwest really served tough down the stretch and fought hard for every point,” said Lutheran Westland head coach Tom Lange. “They deserve credit for coming up with the plays when it mattered most.”