Weekend Volleyball Wrap Up: Heritage High School Invitational

The heat of summer returned to mid-Michigan, and warmed up the locals gym at Heritage High School and White Pine Middle School this afternoon.  The Hawks played host to a competitive field featuring teams from near and far, including many of the BTL 2019 pre-season Alltimate Volleyball team! The field was made up of Beal City, Petoskey, St. Charles, Heritage, Bay City Western, Valley Lutheran, Swan Valley, Corunna, Alpena, Garber, Grand Blanc, and Freeland.

Pool play got going at the two locations bright and early, and featured intense game play and great action in most of the individual games.  By late afternoon, eight teams had earned the right to fight for the title in the knock rounds, with hopes of securing the title.  Host team Heritage was knocked out by Grand Blanc, and the Vikings of Swan Valley were bounced by Petoskey.  Freeland defeated Corunna, Garber, and Alpena to claim third place, and Petoskey faced off against Grand Blanc in the final match if the tournament.  We will post the winner as soon as the results are in…coaches are encouraged to send us statistics to share with our readers!

From Swan Valley Head Coach Sarah Gyger:

At the heritage tournament we beat Bay City Western, split with Corunna and Valley Lutheran, then lost to Petosky. Our overall record is 9-5-4

Leaders were:
Bridget Raedy- 15 digs, 18 assists, 13 kilos and 2 blocks
Rachel Joslyn- 13 digs, 20 kills, 2 blocks
Natalie Kuhn- 4 digs, 24 kills, 1 block, 1 ace
Claire Bierlein- 24 digs, 36 assists, 2 aces
Ellie MacDonald- 46 digs, 6 assists, 2 kills, 5 aces
Rachel DuRussel- 4 digs, 13 kills, 8 blocks, 1 ace
Anna Dornseifer- 34 digs, 3 aces

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