Mendon, Constantine and Colon kept their varsity volleyball seasons alive Wednesday with district semifinal victories.
Mendon sweeps Quincy in semis
In a Class C district semifinal at Bronson, Mendon defeated Quincy 25-20, 25-14, 25-13. The win earned the Hornets a spot in Thursday’s championship match against top-rated and defending state champion Bronson, which swept Centreville in the semis.
“We started a little slower than I would like to see but the turnaround is what I am most proud of,” Mendon coach Chad Miller said. “The girls moved past the slow start and finished by playing really, really well. We are exactly where we want to be. We are in the finals of our district with a chance to bring home some hardware. We are excited for [Thursday’s] match against Bronson. It’s going to be exciting.”
The championship match is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Amaijha Bailey – 13 digs, 1 ace
Anna Smith – 6 digs, 7 kills, 5 aces
Hannah Duchene – 4 digs, 1 block, 13 kills, 2 aces
Aubrey Crotser – 31 assists, 3 kills, 1 ace
Cierra Nightingale – 3 blocks, 4 kills
Hayley Kramer – 1 block, 6 kills, 1 ace
Juliana Hagenbuch – 5 digs, 1 ace
Brooke Cooper – 3 kills
Constantine brooms Marcellus
The Lady Falcons played well in front of their home crowd Wednesday in a 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 win over Marcellus in a Class C district semifinal. Constantine has a chance to take another step in the right direction Thursday evening when it takes on rival Schoolcraft in the finals at 7 p.m.
“We wanted to serve the ball well tonight and bring consistency to our passing and hitting,” Constantine coach Jennifer Herschbach said. “We knew we would need to do these things to make it to the district finals.”
Mackenzi Dobosiewicz 6 aces, 17 points, 10 Kills, 7 digs
Macey Tulley 12 Kills, 4 aces, 4 Blocks, 5 digs
Raigan Dumm 12 assists
Paulina Diaz 3 aces, 3 Blocks
Piper Ousley 8 assists, 4 digs 3 aces
Hannah Ley 3 Blocks
Madi Tulley 3 blocks
Bronson ends Centreville’s season
Centreville couldn’t pull off an upset over No. 1-ranked Bronson Wednesday, falling to the Vikings on their home court, 10-25, 8-25, 13-25, in Class C district semifinal play.
“Tonight, was a good example of what a great volleyball program looks like in Bronson,” Centreville coach Deric Mostrom said. “With a legendary and Hall of Fame coach in Jean LeClair, this is something that I as a first-year coach will strive for.”
No statistical information was reported.
Mostrom said the Vikings kept Centreville from executing its system all night.
It was the final match for a quartet of seniors at Centreville that has accomplished a lot. Sara Lewis, Carlee Odom, Kayla Jepsen and Kalee Schrock drew high praise from Mostrom.
“These four girls have helped put together more wins then any other group of girls in Centreville,” he said. “From many undefeated seasons to helping Centreville as a program raise there game, we will probably never be able to say thank you enough for what they have done. They have left a mark that may never be scene by others in the future, but will it will definitely stick with them for a long time. We will miss them.”
Colon advances past Howardsville Christian
In a Class D district semifinal match at Martin, Colon cruised to a 25-13, 25-9, 25-11 victory against Marcellus Howardsville Christian. The Magi will take on Climax-Scotts Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the championship.
Katelynne Leitch 4 kills, 6 Digs, 2 assists, 7 Aces
Jhenna Puckett 4 Digs, 1 kill, 1 block
Desirae Martin 7 Aces, 3 digs, 1 Block
Brianna Vinson 5 kills, 8 assists, 20 Digs, 8 aces
Keagan Bower 5 assists, 2 kills, 13 digs
Sydney Tomlinson 21 digs, 4 Aces
Jillian Kinstle 2 kills, 7 Digs, 2 Assists
Brooke Hinkley 10 digs, 4 kills, 2 Blocks
Jayden Breneman 8 Digs, 1 Assist, 1 Ace
Edwardsburg takes down Three Rivers in four games
Three Rivers fought back for an impressive Game 3 victory but Edwardsburg was too strong Wednesday in the Class B district semis, beating the host Wildcats 25-16, 25-17, 26-28, 25-20.
For Three Rivers, Shelby Krawczak collected 13 kills, Hadley Miller 12, Campbell Haradine 8 and Gigi Gioiosa 7. Maya Bidelman assisted on 28 kills, Miller on 15. Tessa Hawkins led with 26 digs, Miller added 10, Bidelman and Krawczak both had 9, and Haradine added 8.
Kali Heivilin blocked 3 attacks, Miller had 2. Karsyn Draime, Bidelman and Miller led the team in service points.
“I’d like to thank our four seniors, Maya, Gigi, Campbell and Tesa for all their efforts,” Three Rivers coach Erik Kore said. “One of the joys of coaching is to work with athletes for several years in a row and to help them grow and develop. They’ve all represented Three Rivers High School to the utmost. I also want to send a shout-out to Tricia Van Oss, a volunteer assistant coach who is a tremendous asset to the program.”