After wrapping up the regular season with a 15-8-1 record and runner-up honors in the BCS Conference, South Haven’s varsity volleyball team kept up the momentum last week by making it to the Division 3 district finals.
The Rams started post-season play last Monday, hosting the district opener against Benton Harbor.
South Haven won easily in three straight sets, 25-10, 25-14, 25-11.
They then traveled to Otsego on Wednesday to face Coloma in the semi-final round.
“We got off to a slow start losing set one 25-21,” South Haven Coach Megan Washegesic said. “The Comets were a scrappy team and it took us a bit to find court space to put the ball down.”
And put the ball down the Rams did. They came back to take the next three sets, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 to advance to the championship match, Thursday, against Otsego. Results were not available as of press time, but will be available this week on the Tribune’s website.
In the match against the Comets, Ella O’Sullivan led South Haven’s offense with 13 kills, while Aleena Keh racked up 11.
“Faith Lewis had a great night at the net and tallied 8 kills while Melia Hanny chipped in 4 of her own,” Washegesic said.
The Rams’ defense also did well.
“We had a good defensive night, picking up a lot of tips and being in great position to dig the ball,” Washegesic said.
Setter Jordyn Holland led the team in assists and defense with 42 assists and 23 digs. Keh had 18 digs, Sophia Cochran and Mallory Miller, 14 each, while O’Sullivan had 12 digs.