A Three Rivers volleyball team at less than full strength still outmuscled fellow Wolverine Conference program Edwardsburg Wednesday in a Class B district semifinal match at Coldwater.
The Wildcats, without senior middle hitter Teagan Reeves, who injured her left knee in a league championship match against Vicksburg Saturday and had an MRI performed at the same time her teammates took the court Wednesday, jumped out to a 2-0 with 25-20, 25-19 victories before the Eddies took the third game, 25-19. Three Rivers closed things out with a 27-25 2in in the fourth set.
“We fought hard tonight,” said Three Rivers coach Brandy Stalhood, whose team improved to 43-7-6. “Edwardsburg is scrappy and vocal. The girls had to dig down and fight hard in some spots. We struggled some with consistent serving and had a few communication breakdowns, which let them in. We will have to play smart and be scrappy on defense for Coldwater on Saturday.”
Coldwater downed Vicksburg to reach the finals.
“Even though the matches were a lot closer than we would have liked, it gave us an opportunity to see exactly what we need to work on in order to be successful on Saturday and the rest other season as well,” the Wildcats’ Hannah Landis said.
Molly Hawkins led the team with 14 digs, Carly Nichols hammered 17 kills and had 12 digs and five blocks, Taylor Schultz posted 10 digs, Landis served four aces and finished with 15 kills and four blocks, Morgan Roderick added two aces and four kills and Kalie Cole had 38 assists.
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