Saugatuck’s volleyball team have won two matches at Holland Tri, including a three-set comeback on Wednesday at the Dutch Dome.
Saugatuck improved to 13-1 overall after beating Holland 25-22, 25-19 and Tri County 19-25, 25-19, 15-13.
Aerin Baker had 17 kills in Game 1 and 19 more in Game 2 to lead the Trailblazers.
âComing back like this is always a great thing. It really energizes us, âBaker said.
Dana Crough had 46 assists in the evening and three aces in Game 1.
âIt’s nice to see that we can come back. We got stronger as the game progressed, âsaid Saugatuck coach Ross Such. âEveryone’s going well and we get to the ball and are smart with it. “
The emphasis on passing is something the Trailblazers have focused on in two-a-day pre-season workouts, a new twist in Such’s first year as a coach.
“He’s different from Coach (Sherri) Austin, but he’s known us for a few years because he was an assistant coach,” said Baker. âHe’s doing a good job and it’s good not to have a whole new transition. Over the summer he pushed our passing game with two a day, constantly improving with repetition. It really helped.
Panthers, Chix, Maroons compete
In West Ottawa square, West Ottawa defeated Zeeland East 27-25, 25-23.
Holland Christian beat the Chix 23-25, 25-17, 15-5 and the Chix also lost in three to West Catholic, 20-25, 25-23, 15-10.
Katie Carlson led the Chix with 18 kills, while Reilly Zegunis has 17 and Elly Hart added 13. Zegunis had nine blocks and Grace Steenwyk had 60 assists, five aces and 23 digs.
Carlson had 27 digs, while Kieria Elenbaas and Petra DeBoer each had 20 and Hayley Jones had 16.
Ottawa West 2, Hudsonville 1
After trailing 1-0, Ben Riley scored to equalize on a rebound from a Garna Emiliano shot. Jordan Navis did the same on a rebound from Blake Barrios’ shot to give the Panthers the OK Red victory.
Fennville 7, Parchment 0
Armando Sanchez scored two goals and got an assist to lead Fennville. Jose Delgado scored one goal and had two assists. Miguel Solis-Salazar, Chris Solis-Salazar and Emmanuel Guzman all scored a goal and an assist. Antonio Guzman also added a goal. Carter Mokma made two saves in goal for the shutout.
River Rats finished second
The Black River boys and girls cross country teams finished second at the Alliance League Jamboree.
Lily Laburn was fourth in 21:37, followed by Nora Ballard, (12th 23:32), Camille Wolbrink (15th 24:29), Savannah Thelen (22nd 25:47) and Ayla Meier (24th 26:01) for the girls.
For the boys, Nolan Meier was third in 18:21, while Roger Hernandez was fifth in 18:45, Caleb Ewald was eighth in 19:24, Jack Davis was 15th in 19:53 and Matthew Koeman was 16th in 20: 04.
Netherlands 8, Wyoming 0
The Dutch swept away the OK Green game.
Sean Rufh won 6-1, 6-1 at No.1 in singles. Christian Castro-Gonzalez won 6-0, 6-0 at No.2. Aiden Sin won 6-0, 6-1 at No.3 and James Baer won 6-0, 6-0 at No.4.
In doubles, Sam Payne-Elliot Wehrmeyer won 6-0, 6-1 at No.1. Emmett Book-Andrew Lubbers won 6-0, 6-0, at No.2. Oscar Miller-Tennessee Miller defaults to No.3 and Connor Huizeinga-Graham VanFassen defaults to No.4.
Holland Christian 8, Coopersville 0
The Maroons swept the OK Blue Conference game.
Jaden Bender won 6-0, 6-0 at No.1 singles. Alex Maschke won 6-1, 6-2 at No.2. Tucker Heneghan won 6-2, 6-0 at No.3 and Leif Bauman won 6-2, 6-0 at No.4.
In doubles, Josh Dawson-Jonny DeLeon won 6-1, 6-1 at No.1. Henry Langejans-Tryg Tanis won 6-0, 6-0 at No.2. Mitchell Boerman-Hayden Bauman won 6-0, 6-0 at No.3. Jackson Engbers-Evan Spruit won 7-5, 6-1 at No.4.
Reeths-Puffer 5, Zeeland East 3
The Chix won three singles matches in the loss to OK Green.
Paul Freeman won 6-2, 6-0 in the second single. Gabe Jarvis won 6-0, 6-0 at No.3 and Charlie Reese won 6-1, 6-0 at No.4.