Girls Varsity Volleyball · Niles Varsity Volleyball Defeats Powerhouse South Bend St. Joe in 5 Set Thriller

2 SB Saint Joseph's HS
3 Niles High School
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SB Saint Joseph's HS vs Niles High School
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1 25   20
2 25   9
3 13   25
4 20   25
5 5   15

After a rocky start and down 0-2, the Niles Varsity Volleyball Team rallied back full throttle in the third set with big energy and total focus and dominated the final three sets of the match to beat South Bend St. Joe 3-2 at their first home match of the season.

When these girls play with energy and heart, I truly believe they can beat anyone. I am so proud of their ability to fight back, keep their composure, and play together as a team. They play for each other and give 100% effort day in and day out. I’m so proud of them tonight and every day and look forward to seeing them keep improving. Niles, ranked #10 in the state in Division II, is now 14-8-2, and they travel to St. Joe on Wednesday for their first SMAC West Division Conference Match.

Leading scorers:
Zoie Appleberry 13 points, 2 aces
Nikki Nate 10 points
Bianca Pickens 10 points, 1 ace
Grace Florkowski 6 points, 1 ace
Emma Beckman 6 points, 3 aces
Cadence Knight 2 points, 1 ace

Taylor Bailey 12
Nikki Nate 9
Marika Ruppart 6
Jillian Bruckner 6
Zoie Appleberry 5
Grace Florkowski 1

Marika Ruppart 7
Nikki Nate 6
Taylor Bailey 5
Jillian Bruckner 5
Amara Palmer 2
Zoie Appleberry 1

Bianca Pickens 14
Grace Florkowski 13
Nikki Nate 8
Zoie Appleberry 7
Cadence Knight 4
Emma Beckman 4

Grace Florkowski 20
Emma Beckman 11

Jenny Nate
Niles Varsity Volleyball Coach