2018-10-10 / Sports

Lady Eagles pull out tight matches


Stephanie Cahoon of CPS goes up for a kill attempt against Deckerville in the NCTL match last week. Photo by Sharon Rich Stephanie Cahoon of CPS goes up for a kill attempt against Deckerville in the NCTL match last week. Photo by Sharon Rich DECKERVILLE – Does the Deckerville volleyball team have a flare for drama?

If so, Coach Jesse Kubacki may want then to see the squad just routinely win a match in three games.

For the second straight time in a week, the Lady Eagles pulled out a five-set win in NCTL Stars Division play. On Thursday night, they needed a fifth set to defeat Dryden, 3-2 (25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 23-25, 15-5).

The two wins put their record at 5-2 in the division.

“My girls tonight wanted the win, and we needed it,” said Coach Jessie Kubacki of DHS. “Everyone stayed up and played hard.”

Five different players had solid numbers on the night for the Eagles. Addison Williams had a strong, all-around effort with 25 assists, 11 points, three kills and seven blocks. Meanwhile, Claire Watson led in kills with 17, Haley Fritch had 18 service points, Mickaela Warczinsky had 12 points (4 aces), and Ella Watson finished with eight kills and seven blocks.

Deckerville 3 CPS 2: It was a war on the court in NCTL play on Tuesday night. The Eagles, on their home court, rallied to defeat the Tigers, winning the final three sets (17-25, 12-25, 25-15, 25-10, 15-13).

Coach Kubacki praised both teams’ efforts.

“Robin (Knoerr, CPS coach) teaches very good defense and her girls played great volleyball,” said Kubacki. “My team took a little bit longer to warm up, Once the girls started playing together, and placing the ball, they started winning.”

Deckerville had a very balanced serving effort with six players finishing with six points or more. Ella Watson (4 bl., 7 kills, 14 digs) and Fritch led with 10 apiece. Other stat leaders were Claire Watson (11 kills, 13 digs); Williams (27 assts.); and Kaylynn Kappen (11 digs).

CPS had 12 service points each from MacKenzie Falls (4 aces, 11 kills) and Stephanie Coon (2 aces). Tori Smith was next with 11 points, and also had 19 assists, while Ashley Henderson had seven points.

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