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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: St. Clair battles for win over Roseville

Even though coach Tom Pfeifer’s Roseville volleyball squad lost to St. Clair Thursday night, it was still a 24-karat performance in the MAC Gold opener by both teams.

St. Clair triumphed 27-27, 25-18, 27-25.

“It was a game of inches, that’s for sure,” said Pfeifer. “It was a really tight match. The intensity was ridiculous.”

Those two teams and L’Anse Creuse North are expected to fight it out for supremacy in the Gold Division this season.

For Roseville, Alicia Shepard had a career high 10 kills off 26 attacks, went seven for seven serving with one ace, had three digs and one assisted block; Savannah Ryan ended with 37 attacks and 17 kills, 10 of 12 serving with an ace, two digs, and three solo blocks; Lindsey Somoski finished with 23 attacks and 11 kills, eight of nine serving with an ace, two digs, four solo blocks and five assisted blocks; while Megan Juncaj tallied a kill, 67 assists, was eight of eight serving, had four digs, and three assisted blocks.

Roseville (0-1, 4-4-1) welcomes Cranbrook, Harper Woods and Royal Oak to a quad on Tuesday.



MAC RED DIVISION

DAKOTA 25-25-25, MARYSVILLE 11-10-22: Carly Snyder had 22 kills, six aces and 17 digs and Megan Manierski had 35 assists and four kills to lead the Cougars.

Kaley Willaert contributed with seven kills and four blocks, Ashley Duce had 10 digs and Alyssa Wojciechowicz had five kills and 10 digs.

Dakota (12-0) will participate in the Clarkston quad on Tuesday.



L’ANSE CREUSE 23-26-25-25, PORT HURON NORTHERN 25-24-19-19: Dealing with a Rose turned into a thorny issue for the host PHN Huskies.

Senior outside hitter Leah Rose led L’Anse Creuse in kills (21), digs (34) and aces (4). Senior setter Sam Pickett had 30 assists. Senior Jaevyn Wortham finished with 16 kills, four blocks and three aces.

It was the Red Division opener for L’Anse Creuse, which travels to Rochester Hills for a tournament at Lutheran Northwest Saturday.



MAC WHITE DIVISION

ROMEO 25-25-25, ANCHOR BAY 23-19-13: Gia Milano had 14 kills and four aces; Karlie Kelly finished with 11 kills and two aces; and Lauren Korth tallied 26 assists and seven aces for the winning Bulldogs.

“It was a good match for us once we got our first-game jitters out,” said Stacy Williams, the Romeo coach. “Our team was united and everyone contributed to the win.”



GROSSE POINTE SOUTH 25-25-25, FORD 10-22-23: Izzy or isn’t she? Izzy Murphy certainly was, as she had 14 kills, 10 service points and six aces to pace the Blue Devils in their division opener.

Lexi Kohut had seven solo blocks, nine kills; while Carina Bertakis finished with 24 set assists.

Grosse Pointe South (1-0, 12-4-2) plays at a tournament in Milford Saturday.



MAC BLUE DIVISION

STERLING HEIGHTS 25-25-25, WARREN-MOTT 13-10-14: A pair of outside hitters helped the Stallions put the smack down on the Marauders.

Junior outside hitter Maddie Czopek had five aces, seven kills and 14 digs; while senior outside hitter Julianna Trombley finished with nine kills and 14 digs. Junior libero Melinda Maroki had nine digs and 11 service receptions

Sterling Heights (1-0, 11-7-1) welcomes Port Huron on Thursday, Sept. 19.



EISENHOWER 25-25-25, Utica 19-15-11: Hailee Seifert made nine kills on 32 attacks and she added 11 digs to lead host Eisenhower to the sweep in the division opener. Victoria Genna had 20 attacks, nine kills and two blocks; Megan Piper had seven kills on 22 attacks; Taylor Stewart had 24 assists and six digs, and Emily Rizzi added 17 digs and three aces. Eisenhower is 11-4-0 overall.

For the Chieftains, Natalie Suchoski had 15 service receptions and Jessica Lodge had seven serve receptions and six kills to lead Utica in a losing effort.

Jazzy Castill had 15 asssists, Natalie Harms had one ace, one kill and four service points and Jordynn Lodge had three kills.

Erika Himmel contributed with four kills.

Utica (4-10-2, 1-0) is off until next week.



PORT HURON 19-25-25-25, WARREN WOODS-TOWER 25-16-17-21: Warren Woods-Tower’s Sarah Mertz made 37 assists and had nine digs and two blocks, and Nicki Jenuwine had 19 attacks, 12 serves and four digs. The Titans’ Sydney Homic had 24 attacks, two aces and 15 digs. Freshman Nicole Gacki added 10 attacks and four blocks. WWT is 0-1 and 6-8-0.



MAC GOLD DIVISION

L’ANSE CREUSE NORTH 25-25-25, MARINE CITY 18-7-16: Let’s salute the Sargent!

Danielle Sargent finished with 14 digs. Jenna Helsing had nine kills, nine digs; Lindsey Sutter ended with six kills; Abrina Meatte finished with five kills; Amanda Falkenhagen had 36 assists; and Kaileen Bauer tallied 15 points, five assists.

LCN (1-0, 10-4) takes on Roseville on Thursday, Sept. 19.



LAKE SHORE 12-25-14-25-15, COUSINO 25-19-25-16-6: Lauren George had seven points, five kills and two blocks and Paige Plotzke had 11 kills, two blocks and five service points to lead the Shorians.

Jenna Pomabille had 19 points, four aces and five digs.

Lake Shore (9-3-2, 1-0) is off until next week.



LAKEVIEW 25-25-26, CLINTONDALE 7-4-24: The Huskies opened division play in style.

In set one, Terese Feldpausch lead the way with five kills. Emily Haas had eight assists and Abby Bushaw had three aces. In set two, Emily Haas served 11 aces. Megan Haas also had two kills. In the third set, Becky Corbett served three aces and had a total of 14 digs on the night. Megan Haas and Hannah Mathies each had three kills in the third set.

The Huskies league play next Thursday at Clawson.

“I have had many a season where I’ve waited for my players to understand how to play as a team, how to forget the mistakes and focus on the next ball,” said Clintondale coach Michelle VanCamp. “In game three my girls stopped overthinking and they played as one. I couldn’t be prouder.”

Clintondale (0-1) takes on South Lake Thursday.



MAC BRONZE DIVISION

EAST DETROIT 25-25-25, LINCOLN 11-15-20: There was nothing to tarnish the performance by the Shamrocks, who opened Bronze play with a victory.

Victoria Grimes had seven kills and 15 digs; Daniella Marsee added 13 assists and five kills; while Paige Pierce finished with 14 digs.

East Detroit (1-0, 7-7) welcomes Mount Clemens on Thursday, Sept. 19.



NEW HAVEN 25-25-25, MADISON 3-9-0: Madison’s Amanda Mac had 10 kits, 17 digs and an ace; Veronica Sitto 12 hits and seven digs and Andreen Yousif 15 hits, seven digs and four good serves.



NON LEAGUE

ARAMDA 25-25-25, RICHMOND 17-18-23: Rachel LaCavera had 23 assists as the Tigers bumped their overall record to 6-2.

Armada competes in a tournament in Capac Saturday.

Last Updated: 9/12/2013 10:44:09 PM EST

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