Volleyball sweeps Northview, advances to regional finals


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Brianna Moynihan, Sports editor


The Bucs volleyball team traveled to Zeeland East to play Grand Rapids Northview in the first round of regionals Tuesday night.

The Bucs started out with a hard fought win against the wildcats in the first set (28-26).

“We served really well and hit aggressively,” head coach Aaron Smaka said. “I thought that we maintained our composure really well especially in the first game when Northview was playing really well. I thought that we got stronger as the match went on.”

The team then went on to win the next two sets to defeat the wildcats 3-0 (25-20,25-13).

Key players on the night include seniors Autumn Monsma, Amy Kober and junior Emily Lachmann, who each had 10 kills. Also sophomore Katie Cole contributed 10 aces and five digs.

“Katie is always a key player, she’s like the quarterback and runs the show,” senior captain Amy Kober said. “She has the most important job of delivering the ball to the hitters and she does it so well.”

The Bucs advance to regional finals on Thursday at 7 p.m. where they will take on Hudsonville. They have already defeated Hudsonville three times, but according to Smaka, that won’t affect the way they play.

“We have to play,” Smaka said. “They (Hudsonville) are going to come out hungry. It’s the postseason. Anything can happen at any point in time. We’ve got to take care of the ball. We are going to come out and play our game, see what we can do.”