COLDWATER (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in volleyball, Coldwater scored a 3-to-0 victory at Kalamazoo Central. The Lady Cardinals got stronger as the match moved on, taking the first game 25-18 and then winning 25-12,25-7. BreeAnn Spangler had a team-high 9 kills while Darby Kahler led the way in digs with 16 and Lauren Outwater had 5 blocks. Coldwater improved to 26-5-and-2 and returns to action tomorrow night at home with a SMAC East match against Harper Creek. The Lady Cardinals made it a sweep last night, winning both the j-v and freshman matches 2-to-0. Camrie Surbrook led the j-v team in kills with 6. Carlee Smoker handed out 8 assists and Michaela Gillette had 6 digs. The j-v record is 26-9-and-1. In the freshman match, Breanna Eddy and Gaby Milnes each had 5 kills and two aces. Eddy added 3 assists and 2 blocks. The freshmen improved their record to 16-4-and-3.
Last night in boy’s soccer, Quincy was a 4-to-0 winner at Jonesville with the victory giving the Orioles a second place finish in the West Division of the Independent Soccer League. Quincy's first goal came from Ashton Diotte on a cross from Evan Albright at the 26:02 mark. That was all the scoring for the first half. The Orioles started the second half with a flurry of shots and scored at the 37:20 mark with Jake Rider’s goal coming on a pass from Albright. Quincy's third goal came at the 18:58 mark off a header by Diotte from a cross by Rider. The final goal of the match resulted from a rebound off the Jonesville keeper that Igor Batista headed in at the 14:40 mark.Quincy outshot Jonesville 32 to 10 while Dakota Finley had 8 saves in goal.Quincy improved to 13-3-and-2 overall and 6-2-and-2 in league play.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in boy’s soccer, Coldwater plays at home against Battle Creek Lakeview in the 5th place game in the Gold Division of the SMAC League Tournament. The action starts with the j-v match at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity at around 6:45. Also in boy’s soccer, it’s Parent’s Night at Quincy here the Orioles host Leslie. In volleyball, it’s a Branch County Big Eight matchup with Quincy at Union City while Bronson travels to Richland for the Gull Lake Mini. And in cross country,Quincy is at Union City for a Big Eight jamboree while Bronson has a St.Joe Valley jamboree at Centreville. Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Quincyf ootball coach Rob Evans.
In middle school sports, in volleyball, the Bronson eighth grade team on Saturday brought home the first place trophy from Marshall at the Marlee Invitational. Allie Sikorski led the way in aces with 25 and in assists with 31. Jill Pyles had 19 kills with 18 for Grace Morgan. Carly Kyle had 8 digs and Clare Mayes had 4 blocks.