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Niles Varsity Volleyball Team takes 3rd place at SMAC Conference Tourney

The Niles Varsity Volleyball Team had a great showing at the Class A Powerhouse SMAC Conference Tourney today as they took third place out of 11 teams.  Niles was seeded third overall heading into the tourney based on their second place finish in SMAC West Division Conference season play. They took on Portage Northern first and beat them 25-20, 21-25, and 15-11. Next, they faced Class A ranked Mattawan and battled but fell short and lost 22-25 and 19-25. That put them in a match up for 3rd in the conference playing Battle Creek Lakeview who they took down 21-25, 25-20, and 15-12. Niles is now 36-8-4 and ranked 4th in the state. They head to South Haven on Monday to face South Haven in the first round of districts.

Leading scorers:

Trystin Schlutt 21 points, 1 ace

Bre Love 13 points, 1 ace

Bella Rasler 11 points, 1 ace

Bianca Pickens 11 points, 1 ace

Nikki Nate 11 points, 1 ace

Carly Barton 8 points, 3 aces

Kills:

Bella Rasler 42

Abbie Harpenau 11

Nikki Nate 8

Taylor Bailey 8

Blocks:

Bella Rasler 9

Abbie Harpenau 8

Nikki Nate 6

Carly Barton 5

Taylor Bailey 3

Jora Barnes 1

Digs:

Bre Love 32

Bella Rasler 28

Bianca Pickens 27

Carly Barton 21

Trystin Schlutt 11

Nikki Nate 10

Assists:

68

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