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Volleyball improves record

Cedar Spring Junior Varsity claims Championship title at Hesperia Invite.

The Cedar Springs Varsity volleyball team came back from a 0-2 deficit to beat Northview 3-2 (16-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-11, 15-10) in an impressive five-set match on Tuesday, Sept 24, during conference play at home. This was the Red Hawks second conference win improving their record to 11-11-2 overall and 2-2 in conference play. 

Statistically, senior opposite hitter Grace Pavelka dominated the match with 27 kills and a .337 hit percentage. Senior middle hitter Arianna Rau led at the net with 8 blocks, while Kaylie Andres and Madi Outwin recorded 15 service points each. Outwin also had 44 assists. Kyla Andres held the defense with a team high 30 digs and Grace Wilcox contributed 9 kills and 2 aces. 

“We are proud of the way the girls fought back and competed against Northview,” said head coach Ashley Lowing. 

The Red Hawks hosted a second conference match on Thursday, Sept 26 to third state-ranked Lowell, losing in three sets. The Lady Red Hawks were led by Grace Wilcox with 5 kills, while defensive specialist Elizabeth Fettig had 2 aces and 2 digs. 

The Junior Varsity team defeated Northview 25-22 and 25-18, lost to Lowell 16-25, 25-19, and 15-17 on Thursday before claiming the Championship at the Hesperia Invite on Saturday, Sept. 28. The JV team went 3-0 in pool play beating Chippewa Hills’ freshman team, Morley Stanwood and Holton. In the semi finals they beat Fremont’s freshman team 25-10 and 25-11 bringing them to the Gold final championship match against host Hesperia, where they claimed the tournament title in two sets (25-18; 25-21) 

The Lady Red Hawks hosted Forest Hills Northern in their Volley for the Cure Pink Game on Monday, Sept. 30. (See next week’s paper for those results.) Varsity then travels to the Chippewa Hills Invite on Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 am.

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