Girls Varsity Volleyball · Niles Varsity Volleyball Takes Down Portage Northern In a Five Set Thriller On Senior Night

2 Portage Northern High School
3 Niles High School
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Portage Northern High School vs Niles High School
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1 25   12
2 25   16
3 21   25
4 13   25
5 8   15

The Niles Varsity Volleyball took down Portage Northern tonight in a five set thriller 12-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-13, and 15-8. After a slow start, Niles completely flipped the switch during the third set taking control and never looking back.

This was an awesome senior night for our team. The seniors stepped up, and each and every one of their teammates also stepped up to seal this win. It takes all 12 of these girls working hard together at practice day in and day out to in order to be able to win when they are down and forced to come back. It was a combination of heart, hustle, energy, teamwork, and mental toughness. This is exactly the big win and momentum we needed tonight, and I’m incredibly proud of my team.

Leading scorers:
Zoie Appleberry 13 points, 1 ace
Grace Florkowski 9 points
Nikki Nate 8 points, 2 aces
Bianca Pickens 8 points
Emma Beckman 7 points
Cadence Knight 2 points

Nikki Nate 14
Taylor Bailey 12
Marika Ruppart 8
Jillian Bruckner 6
Zoie Appleberry 3
Amara Palmer 3
Grace Florkowski 1
Lexi Krueger 1

Marika Ruppart 5
Amara Palmer 3
Nikki Nate 2
Jillian Bruckner 1
Zoie Appleberry 1

Bianca Pickens 19
Grace Florkowski 15
Zoie Appleberry 9
Nikki Nate 8
Cadence Knight 7
Taylor Bailey 5
Jillian Bruckner 4
Amara Palmer 3

Grace Florkowski 20
Emma Beckman 15