The Freshman Mounties played in the JV Springport Invitational. During pool play, they went 5-2, which seeded them 2nd overall. The Mounties split with Potterville (21-12, 19-21), defeated Eaton Rapids (21-17, 21-20) and Springport (21-11, 21-20), but lost to Vandercook (18-21, 18-21). In pool play, Abbey Christner recorded 5 aces, 14 digs, and 32 assists. Maddie Neitzke led the team with 7 aces, 31 digs, and 19 kills. Jordan Thomas has 8 kills and 3 blocks. Victoria Craft also led defensively with 25 digs. Raina Cockream was strong behind the service line recording 7 aces.
In the semi-finals, the Mounties battled against Springport and came away with a victory in three games. They lost the first game 24-26, won the second 25-12, after coming back from an 0-8 deficit, and won the third game 15-13. The Mounties faced Vandercook Lake in the finals and lost with scores of 17-25, 20-25. In bracket play, the team recorded 68 digs (Maddie Neitkze 29, Victoria Craft 15), 11 aces (Raina Cockream 6), 31 kills (Maddie Neitkze 12 Ashleigh Black 9 Jordan Thomas 5) and Abbey Christner recorded 22 assists.
Abbey Christner and Maddie Neitzke were named all tournament team. What an awesome, well deserved accomplishment! The Freshman volleyball team is now 20-11-3 and will host Marshall at 5:15pm on Wednesday.