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Multiple Teams · Niles High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Lake Odessa Lakewood @ East Lansing HS 3-2


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

7:00 PM

Lake Odessa Lakewood @ East Lansing HS
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Game Recap

The Niles Varsity Volleyball Team lost a 5 set heartbreaker in the Class B State Quarterfinal to Lakewood Odessa 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 18-25, and 13-15. My girls played their hearts out tonight surrounded by amazing school spirit. Our families, student section, and community support was absolutely amazing. My girls are a high energy team, and our fans helped add to our energy and drive. We fell short the first set, but we bounced back in the second and third sets and came on strong with our blocks which helped us take them out of their game to control the runs. Our defense did a great job reading their attacks, and our hitters all came out swinging and putting the ball down. During the fourth set, they pulled away from us, and we battled for the points but couldn’t quite close the gap. The fifth set was a back and forth battle, but we fell short by two points. I told my girls to keep their heads held high and to stay focused on all of their amazing accomplishments this season. I love this team and am so incredibly proud. They made history with their families, school, and community cheering them on. The pictures of their District and Regional Championships will forever hang on the wall at Niles High School, and that volleyball banner that hangs in the gym is now filled. What a team, and what a ride. The Vikings finished their season 41-9-4 and ranked 4th in the state in Class B.

Leading scorers:
Bianca Pickens 16 points
Bella Rasler 6 points
Nikki Nate 6 points, 1 ace
Carly Barton 4 points
Bre Love 3 points

Kills:
Bella Rasler 28
Taylor Bailey 6
Nikki Nate 5
Jora Barnes 3
Abbie Harpenau 2

Blocks:
Nikki Nate 9
Bella Rasler 7
Jora Barnes 7
Abbie Harpenau 7

Digs:
Bre Love 26
Bella Rasler 21
Trystin Schlutt 13
Bianca Pickens 8
Carly Barton 5
Nikki Nate 3
Taylor Bailey 2

Assists:
Carly Barton 40

Jenny Nate
Niles Varsity Volleyball Team

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