Girls volleyball wins 13th consecutive district title

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Girls volleyball wins 13th consecutive district title

Senior Ashley Slater gets the game point kill to secure the win for the Bucs and break a school record. “It’s really exciting,” Slater said. “We’ve had some great players come through Grand Haven. So, to be a part of that and break some records is really exciting.” Her teammates are very proud of her accomplishments. “She has come such a long way,” Senior Reilly Swierbut said. “I wouldn’t want to go through this whole experience without having her on my side.”

Senior Ashley Slater gets the game point kill to secure the win for the Bucs and break a school record. “It’s really exciting,” Slater said. “We’ve had some great players come through Grand Haven. So, to be a part of that and break some records is really exciting.” Her teammates are very proud of her accomplishments. “She has come such a long way,” Senior Reilly Swierbut said. “I wouldn’t want to go through this whole experience without having her on my side.”

Macayla Cramer

Senior Ashley Slater gets the game point kill to secure the win for the Bucs and break a school record. “It’s really exciting,” Slater said. “We’ve had some great players come through Grand Haven. So, to be a part of that and break some records is really exciting.” Her teammates are very proud of her accomplishments. “She has come such a long way,” Senior Reilly Swierbut said. “I wouldn’t want to go through this whole experience without having her on my side.”

Macayla Cramer

Senior Ashley Slater gets the game point kill to secure the win for the Bucs and break a school record. “It’s really exciting,” Slater said. “We’ve had some great players come through Grand Haven. So, to be a part of that and break some records is really exciting.” Her teammates are very proud of her accomplishments. “She has come such a long way,” Senior Reilly Swierbut said. “I wouldn’t want to go through this whole experience without having her on my side.”

WHAT HAPPENED:

The girl’s varsity volleyball team beat Reeths-Puffer in three sets to receive its 13th consecutive district title. They started strong winning the first set 25-12 and took the next two sets 25-18 and 25-16. It was an emotional night for the seniors because it was their last time playing on their home court.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN:

The Bucs’ win improves their overall record to 49-7. They will continue to practice with urgency to prepare for their next match on Nov. 12.

KEY PLAYERS:

  • Junior Mackenzie Gross proved to be a dominant offensive presence and led the team with 13 kills.
  • Senior Ashley Slater had her 644th kill this season beating the previous record holder, Mindy Marx with 643 kills.
  • Senior Reilly Swierbut was a strong asset to the Bucs’ defense. She had a total of 13 digs.

THEY SAID IT:

“Just wrapping up playing on that court, and getting to win a district title on it, meant a lot to everybody,” senior Reilly Swierbut said. “Especially since not everybody gets to do that their senior season.”

“It was kind of bittersweet because that court has been a big part of my life the last four years,” senior Ashley Slater said. “I made a lot of memories on that court. So, it’s kinda sad. But, also, it’s great to go out on a good note.”

“This was my last time playing on my home court so I said just have fun with it,” senior Reece Redder said.

“It’s sad to think that the season might be ending soon, but hopefully we make the most of what we have left,” senior Sarah Knoll said.

WHAT’S NEXT:

The Bucs will travel to West Ottawa for the first round of regionals on Tuesday, November 12.

 

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