Schoolcraft Claims SAC Conference Volleyball Title

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Schoolcraft’s volleyball team will play for the District Championship the first week in November. Photo by Stephanie Blentlinger, Lingering Memories Photography.

By Mark Blentlinger

In front of a big home crowd Tuesday night, the top-ranked Schoolcraft Eagles volleyball team took on the No. 3 Kalamazoo Christian Comets for a battle of the unbeatens. Both teams came into the match 15-0 in conference play before the Eagles claimed the SAC Conference title defeating the Comets 25-17, 25-10, 25-19.

“We always look forward to a great game against K-Christian. They’re a great team who works hard and doesn’t quit. They keep you on your toes. I thought we did a great job tonight controlling the ball defensively. Our goal was to stay involved with the play until we won the point and through our communication we did that,” Coach Erin Onken explained.

“Andelyn Simkins lead us tonight with 22 digs. That’s a huge number for a three-set match. She read around our block well, especially against their outsides and took some big swings away from them,” Coach Onken added.

Schoolcraft was impressive defensively and it kept the momentum on its side of the floor. Along with Simkin’s 22 digs, Kelby Goldschmeding contributed 15, and Kayla Onken and Allie Goldschmeding added 9 each. Simkins led the Eagles with 15 kills while Morris, Schuppel, Onken and Goldschmeding contributed five each.

The Eagles head to the Comets home gym to start District play November 4.

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