Negaunee volleyball team falls to Calumet, Marquette Redettes win Traverse City Central Invitational | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

NEGAUNEE – The state-ranked Calumet arrived in Negaunee on Tuesday evening and took the miners at Lakeview Memorial High School in three sentences.

The Copper Kings prevailed 25-15, 25-20, 25-10 as Calumet’s JV and Freshman teams each won in two sets.

“I’m so proud of how the girls played” Negaunee chief university trainer Krista Squiers said. “We were aggressive online and didn’t fall into our usual bad habits.

“Calumet is a good team, but we were able to get a lot of touches, blockages and digs to keep our rallies going.

“It’s a terrible loss, but these girls have really increased it.”

Natalie Bell led the Negaunee attack with six kills while contributing five digs, three blocks, and two service aces.

Defensively, the Miners’ Josephine Thomson made 19 throws, while Summer Dudo had 14 set assists and two throws.

Plus, teammate Raquel Carlson had four kills and three blocks, while Mara Sorenson added three digs, two kills, two aces, and one block.

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Redettes 5-0 on the weekend

Marquette won the Traverse City Central Invitational on Saturday after setting a perfect 5-0 record that included losing just one set in a quintet of best-of-3 matches against the Lower Peninsula.

The Redettes defeated Leland 25-18, 25-22; TC-Zentral 25-11, 25-19; Mattawan 12-25, 25-14, 19-17; Elk rapids 25-23, 25-18; and West Michigan Christian 25-20, 25-23.

For the 11 sets, MSHS Senior Seiler Hruska Team-High made 68 kills and put together an attack percentage of .380. She also had a team-high 37 digs with seven service aces and two blocks.

Senior colleague Maria Millado made a good bookend with Hruska by putting together 30 kills for an attack percentage of 0.319, adding team highs of 15 blocks and eight aces, and doing 30 digs at the same time.

Katelyn Dunleavy was Marquette’s main setter, recording 112 of the team’s 122 set assists while also contributing 17 digs, three blocks and three aces.

Roxy Nelson added 13 kills, 22 digs, four aces and a block, while Taylor Marquardt had 19 digs, seven kills, an ace and a block, and Arlie Kulbieda had five digs, five kills, a block and an ace.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is [email protected]

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