The White Pigeon volleyball team went 1-3 at the Bronson Tournament Saturday, a learning experience the Chiefs should benefit from down the road.
White Pigeon defeated South Haven in the first of two matches between the two schools that day. It required three games, none of which was decided by more than two points. The Rams got the best of the Chiefs later on in another three-game battle.
“It was nice seeing the bigger athletes from the bigger schools but I didn’t feel like we brought our best effort today,” said White Pigeon coach Tony Hooley, whose squad slipped to 8-4 overall this year. “Our offense was pretty ineffective. Whether it was the result of poor passing, setting, or hitting, we just couldn’t produce enough points consistently to pull out wins.”
Bethany Hagner swatted 25 kills, Rachel Brock had 39 digs and Skyler DeMeyer registered 44 assists for White Pigeon, which also lost to Concord (Ind.) and Paw Paw.
“Our floor defense continues to be scrappy and make big saves,” Hooley said. “Noticeable performances came from Rachel Brock, who had a great day in the back row and at the service line. Breanica Robinson came off the bench to serve without an error on the day and Riley Phelps was called to help in serve-receive and she responded very nicely.”
Full results can be found on the Scoreboard page.