LANSING Ultimately, the result was the same when the Fowlerville volleyball team took on Lansing Catholic on Wednesday.
But Gladiators coach Michelle Hardenbrook was pleased with her team’s play in a 25-13, 25-15, 25-23 loss to the Cougars.
“We hung with them the best we could, defensively,” she said. “But I’m proud of the girls. We played hard and didn’t give up.”
The best evidence, she said, was in the third game, when Lansing Catholic took a 23-17 lead before the Glads rallied.
“A lot of teams, down 2-0, would have packed it in,” she said. “My team worked hard to get back into that game.”
Paige Temple had 18 assists and distributed the ball evenly to the Glads hitters, all of whom finished with five kills on the night. Sara Domine had 15 digs for Fowlerville (15-16-3 overall, 4-4 CAAC White), while Jewlissa Aldred had 10 digs in her first game this season after being out with a broken hand.
USCAA Men’s Championships
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Devin Young led Cleary to its USCAA national championship in any sport Tuesday.
Young was the medalist with a two-day total of 141. After finishing second last year, he won the 2015 tournament by six strokes.
Cleary had an 11-stroke lead after the first day and finished with a two-day score of 609, six better than runner-up SUNY-Delhi.
Young was named an all-American for the second time, while teammate Jacob Malcangi finished eighth overall and was named to the all-America second team.
Malcangi and Robert Niemi were named to the all-academic team, along with women’s team members Megan Baumgartner and Madison Smith. Cleary had the most players on the all-academic squad.