White Pigeon’s volleyball team got off to a rocky start from the service line Tuesday but survived to beat Goshen in five sets. The Chiefs topped the Blue Blazers 24-26, 25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 15-10.
“We came away with a ‘W’; that always feels better after a tough, five-set match,” White Pigeon coach Tony Hooley said. “After committing four service errors in the first 10 points, we only made four more in the remaining four-and-a-half long sets.”
Bethany Hagner led the Chiefs (24-18-3) with 22 kills and 24 digs, Rachel Brock posted 26 digs, Danielle Chantrenne had 14 kills, four aces and 18 digs; Skyler DeMeyer registered 38 assists, Sydney Harmon finished with 21 digs and three blocks and Kathrina Hagner chipped in eight kills.
“I was satisfied with our ball control for most of the match and very pleased with our scrappiness on the court,” Hooley said. “We are not having much success with our blocking right now, but our floor defense kept us in a position to win.
“Rachel Brock played stellar defense and Sydney Harmon had a solid match in the back row as well. Our two outside hitters — Bethany Hagner and Dani Chantrenne — really stepped up big for us at the end and on the floor tonight.”
The Chiefs wrap up St. Joseph Valley League play Wednesday night when they host Centreville.