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Emeralds Varsity (0) VS. Iron Mountain (3), Manistique Volleyball – Friday, 10/16/2008

Posted on October 16, 2008 in Manistique Emeralds.

EMERALDS HOMECOMING FOILED BY MOUTAINEERS

Manistique, Mi. – The Manistique Emerald Volleyballers took yet another one on the chin at home last Thursday evening. No homecoming celebration was in the works for Manistique after a disappointing road trip which saw them losing to both Ishpeming and Gwinn. The powerhouse that is the Iron Mountain Mountaineers entered Manistique first in the MPC with both their Junior Varsity and Varsity squads. The Mid Peninsula Conference leaders came into Manistique with identical 10-1 conference records (both having lost one match to Negaunee).

The Emerald Varsity went quietly with just a bit of a fight in the third game behind the outstanding play of Christi Hyland. The middle blocking of the Mountaineers made quick work of a Manistique team who goes over on the second contact far, far too much. Kathryn Gingras and Kristin Nelson had career games as they became a wall that the ill advised Emeralds could not get around. Other Emeralds that had good nights in a losing effort include Malorie Lakosky, Melanie Neddow and Holly Hueter. Hueter contiues to improve her middle play as does Melanie Neddow. Malorie Lakosky has finally found location for her powerful arm swing. There is still time for improvement before districts and the team keeps pushing on.

The more interesting match of the evening belonged to the JV squads. In a close first set the Manistique Emeralds lost 25-23 to a better passing team. In the second game, the hitting of Mackenzie Mickleson with the setting of Shayna Morrison was very effective. Again the consistency of Millie Weber in the back row contributed to an Emerald rout of the surprised Mountainettes 25-14. Unfortunately, it appears that an overly jovial Manistique team awoke a sleeping giant as the Mountaineers ran out the third game 15-10. Iron Mountain netters like Tomassucci, Flannery and Celello performed well as the Mountaineers moved their record to 11-1.

The Emeralds Varsity drops their overall record to 2-11 during this 4 match skid while the Junior Varsity goes to 4 and 9 with a 3 match losing streak.

Varsity Box Score:

Man14- IMTN25

Man 11 – IMTN 25

Man 20 – IMTN 25

Junior Varsity:

Man 14– IMTN25

Man 25 IMTN 11

Man 20 – IMTN 25

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