South Haven came away with the hardware Saturday at the Wolverine Conference volleyball tournament.
After a 9-0 regular season, the Rams finished runner-up in the tourney. Vicksburg knocked off the Rams in the finals 19-25, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16. Vicksburg also beat Sturgis and Edwardsburg (scores not reported) earlier in the day.
Three Rivers entered the tourney seeded fourth and took on No. 5 Plainwell in the opening match. The Trojans were able to beat Three Rivers 25-20, 23-25, 15-13.
The Wildcats went on to beat Dowagiac 25-16, 28-26 and Sturgis 28-26, 25-23.
Campbell Haradine and Shelby Krawczak led Three Rivers with 18 kills each, while Karsyn Draime and Hadley Miller both added 15 apiece. Maya Bidelman tallied 35 assists with Miller contributing 33. Tessa Hawkins set the pace with 32 digs, Krawczak added 25, Bidelman 21 and Haradine 20. Miller registered 8 blocks and Draime totaled 5. Haradine posted 7 service aces.
“The first-round loss hurt, but we were able to bounce back with a couple wins,” said coach Erik Kore. “Now it’s time to defend home court Wednesday at Districts.”
The Wildcats ended the regular season with a 24-17-4 record.
No statistical information was reported from Sturgis.
Three Rivers has a first-round bye in the Class B district tournament and will take on the winner of the Edwardsburg/Vicksburg quarterfinal match. The semifinal match is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Three Rivers.
Sturgis plays against host Gull Lake in the Class A district quarterfinals Monday at 6 p.m.