Girls Varsity Volleyball · Niles Varsity Volleyball Takes Down Three Rivers 3-1 to Win the First Round of Districts

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1 Three Rivers High School
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1 18   25
2 25   20
3 25   22
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The Niles Varsity Volleyball Team had a big night taking down Three Rivers 3-1 in the first round of Districts 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, and 25-18. My girls had a huge night. They have really focused on power and blocking on the net, and that offense and defensive play really paid off tonight. Abbie Harpenau and Nikki Nate played big with 25 kills and 16 kills, and that power really took Three Rivers out of their defense and forced them out of system at critical times. We were able to put a lot of balls down and then strategically place them, and our defense in the backcourt stepped up and made some great digs and saves. The most critical aspect of our win was our team effort and energy. We have worked hard the entire season to bring and maintain high energy play, and they accomplished that goal tonight. They had each others’ backs, communicated, and played with heart. Niles will take on Dowagiac in District Semifinals on Thursday at 5:30.

Leading scorers:
Bianca Pickens 13 points, 2 aces
Trystin Schlutt 11 points, 2 aces
Emelyn Tucker 8 points, 2 aces
Abbie Harpenau 6 points, 1 ace
Nikki Nate 2 points, 1 ace
Grace Florkowski 2

Abbie Harpenau 25
Nikki Nate16
Taylor Bailey 5
Bianca Pickens 2
Emelyn Tucker 1
Grace Florkowski 1

Nikki Nate 4
Emelyn Tucker 3
Taylor Bailey 2
Zoie Appleberry 2
Bianca Pickens 1
Abbie Harpenau 1

Grace Florkowski 25
Trystin Tucker 8
Bianca Pickens 7
Nikki Nate6
Taylor Bailey 2

Emelyn Tucker 45

Jenny Nate
Niles Varsity Volleyball Coach