The rivalry between Newaygo and Grant will continue tonight as both volleyball teams are set to play for the District Championship at Fremont High School. The game will start at 7:00pm and will crown a District Champion.
The Lady Lions defeated Sparta in the district semi-final last night by the scores of 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 16-14
Kaitlyn Gribowski and Jenna Janke each had 14 kills and 1 block on the night. Jenna also had 14 points on her serve. Dana duChemin had 17 points, 2 aces and 28 assists. Madison Bush added 5 kills, 9 points, a block and many good serve receptions. Tahya Briggs added 16 points, 4 kills and 1.5 blocks. Daisy Hagen added 3 digs, 6 points, 1 ace and led the team on serve receive. Karlie Bourdon racked up 10 points and 1 ace. Leandra Mackenna, Lexi Brocker and Viviana Hernandez rounded out the defense with some solid passing.
“I was very happy with how we played together as a team and got the win to move us into the finals. It’s been awhile since we have won a district match and the girls were extremely excited to finish on top last night. The matches were close and there was a lot of energy in the gym. I was happy to see us keep our focus and execute our game plan. We look forward to meeting up with Grant tonight and be playing for the District title.” –