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Volleyball roundup

Lady Bruins notch first TRAC win

The St. Bede volleyball team posted its very first Three Rivers Conference victory Tuesday, defeating Rockridge 25-23, 25-17 at the Academy.

St. Bede improved its record to 4-6 overall and 1-2 in league play.

“I’ve very pleased with how strong our team played tonight. The girls came ready to play from the beginning, and it showed,” St. Bede coach Dawn Williams said. “As a team, we had 50 digs and turned the defense into strong offense which generated 23 kills. We used a rotation that utilized 12 of our 14 players. We actually reached the maximum allowed number of subs the first game, but the total team approach helped us to come out victorious.”

St. Bede leaders were Olivia Mueller (7 kills, 1 block), Morgan Bosnich (8 points, 2 aces, 8 assists) and Samantha Whalen (15 digs),

St. Bede also won the sophomore tilt 25-27, 25-18, 15-10, but dropped the freshman match.

Bureau Valley 2, Fulton 0: The Storm took the steam out of Fulton with a 25-17, 25-20 win at the Storm Cellar Tuesday. Leaders for the Storm were Sydney Lebahn (6 points, 9 assists), Carlie Bickett (6 points, 4.5 blocks), Lindsay Hoffert (3 kills, 2 aces), Nicole Bornsheuer (3 kills) and Valerie Reuter (5 digs).

Bureau Valley won the freshman match 11-25, 26-24, 15-13, but Fulton won the sophomore match 25-19, 25-20.

LaMoille/Ohio 2, Paw Paw 0: The Lady Lions improved to 7-3 and 2-0 in the Little Ten Conference with a 25-13, 25-21 win Tuesday at LaMoille. The Lady Lions were led by Rae Schultz (13 assists), Erin Bennett (2 aces, 11 assists), Shiela Browning (6 kills), Erika Zimmerlein (7 kills), Toni Lawrence (4 kills) and Harleigh Young (5 points, 2 aces).

Orion 2, Hall 0: The Chargers defeated the Lady Devils 25-12, 25-10 in Three Rivers Conference play Tuesday. Clarissa Gerrard led Hall with five kills; Kaylee Golden had six digs; and Brooke Keegan had seven assists.

Orion won both underclass matches.

Annawan 2, LaMoille/Ohio 0: The Bravettes cooled off the Lady Lions with a 25-17, 25-23 setback Wednesday at Ohio. L/O coach Hallie May said too many unforced errors at crucial points hurt the Lady Lions as well as a substitution error.

Shiela Browning led L/O (7-4) with four kills and five points, Rae Schultz added six assists and five points, Ragen Forbes 10 digs and Elizabeth Geuther three kills.

The win was the first of the year for Annawan (1-9). The Bravettes were med by Taylor Shaw (9 kills,  6 points),  Megan Foes  (3 kills, 7 points), Rachael Peterson  (18 assists) and
Kaila Dunfee (4 kills, 6 points).

The Annawan F/S also won the first their match of the season 25-12, 25-15.

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