Girls Varsity Volleyball · Niles Varsity Volleyball defeats Dowagiac to win the District Semifinal


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Dowagiac Union High School at Edwardsburg vs Niles High School
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2 22   25
3 11   25
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The Niles Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dowagiac in the District Semifinal tonight 19-25, 25-22, 25-11, and 25-17. We came out tense and had a slow start. The second set, we started to pick up the energy and calm down and pulled out the win, but it was the third set when we really relaxed, played like a team, and started to communicate. Then, we were able to control the game and the runs for the next two sets. We will refocus at practice tomorrow and work faster, harder, and smarter to prepare for the District Championship Saturday against Edwardsburg.

Leading scorers:
Trystin Schlutt 11 points, 1 ace
Bianca Pickens 9 points
Emelyn Tucker 8 points, 1 ace
Abbie Harpenau 7 points, 3 aces
Nikki Nate 5 points, 1 ace
Grace Florkowski 5 points

Kills:
Abbie Harpenau 18
Nikki Nate 12
Taylor Bailey 7
Bianca Pickens 6
Marika Ruppart 6

Blocks:
Marika Ruppart 5
Abbie Harpenau 3
Nikki Nate 3
Taylor Bailey 3
Emelyn Tucker 3

Digs:
Grace Florkowski 15
Bianca Pickens 12
Trystin Schlutt 8
Abbie Harpenau 6

Assists:
Emelyn Tucker 43

Jenny Nate
Niles Varsity Volleyball Coach