The Marshall volleyball team earned a pair of victories on Thursday, defeating Union City (25-9, 25-22) and Olivet (25-22, 25-23).
“We had our ups and downs tonight,” said Marshall coach Bre Johnson. “But I am most excited about the improvements we’ve made this week in practice, it showed on the court.”
Chloe Webber led the Redhawks
Olivet defeated Union City in the other match, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13.
Leading the Chargers (2-4-1) on the day were Rachel Wing with nine kills and 10 digs; Haley McIntosh with five kills and 11 digs; Cassie Thorpe with 18 assists and 10 digs and Ryleigh Shaffer with 11 digs.
EAST KENTWOOD INVITE: Harper Creek went 1-2, defeating Grand Rapids South Christian (19-25, 25-23, 15-12) before losing to Flushing (22-25, 23-25) and host East Kentwood (14-25, 25-18, 9-15). Leading the Beavers were Faith Hayes with 30 kills and 34 digs; Jacey Bowers with 19 kills and 28 digs; Katie Wade with 83 assists, five aces, 21 digs and 16 kills; and Carly Magiera with 15 kills, 11 digs and four aces.
COLDWATER 3, HOLT 2: Coldwater held on by scores of 23-25, 25-18, 25-13, 21-25 and 16-14. The Cardinals (10-1-1) were led by Jasmine Wellet with 18 kills, three aces and 15 digs; Jamie Wellet had 20 assists and 27 digs; Olivia Foley had 19 assists and eight digs, Izzy Foley had 10 digs and Drue Mullin had 11 kills and 17 digs.
GULL LAKE 5, (AT) HOLLAND 3: The Blue Devils received flight victories from Elijah Wisser (No. 1 singles), Trenton Quartermaine (No. 3 singles), Will Weiss (No. 4 singles), Caleb Collard and Caleb Soule (No. 2 doubles) and Brad Winka and Nate Alpers (No. 4 doubles).
MASON 3, GULL LAKE 0: The Blue Devils fell to the defending Division 2 state champions in a non-conference contest.
CENTREVILLE MATCH PLAY: Coldwater went 2-0, defeating Harper Creek and Sturgis at Island Hills Golf Course. Leading the Cardinals with multiple victories were Hunter Jenkot and Mickie Slack.
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