Listen live online Tuesday via JoeInsider.com to the regional semifinal volleyball matches hosted by Bridgman. Up first at 5:30 p.m. ET is Schoolcraft versus Gobles, followed by Kalamazoo Christian against Niles Brandywine around 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Eagles, Tigers, and Bobcats are all back in the regional after winning district titles last year. Those three squads also were in the same girls basketball regional draw last winter. The Comets grabbed their first district title since 2017, as they were stuck in the same district with Schoolcraft in the prior two seasons.
Schoolcraft enters as the overall favorite coming off a state runner-up season in 2019. Both MIVCA and PrepDig’s rankings have them second in Division 3, only behind state champ St. Mary. The Eagles rolled Decatur, White Pigeon, and Lawton in their district last week.
Gobles defeated Fennville, Black River, and Bloomingdale to advance to their second straight regional. Last season, the Tigers were swept in the semifinal by Brandywine. The Bobcats were then knocked out by Schoolcraft in the regional final.
Brandywine won a fourth consecutive district title by defeating Hartford and Watervliet. Kalamazoo Christian advanced with district wins over Hackett Catholic, Comstock, and Maple Valley. The last Comet regional finals berth was in 2016.
You can listen to Tuesday’s matches via the embedded player below with Eagles/Tigers at 5:30 p.m. ET and Comets/Bobcats around 7:30.