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Coldwater volleyball team rallies for 5 game victory on "Block Out Cancer" night

2013 Coldwater Girls Varsity Volleyball team
2013 Coldwater Girls Varsity Volleyball team

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In high school volleyball Monday night, Coldwater was a winner at home in 5 games over Tecumseh on “Block Out Cancer” night at CHS. Members of the volleyball teams at the high school along with the football team and cheerleading squads conducted various fundraisers this month and last night came word that their efforts resulted in $3,500 being pledged for “Block Out Cancer” with all of the money staying local with the proceeds going to the Community Health Center of Branch County Cancer Center.

In last night’s non-conference 3-2 Coldwater victory, it was a rollercoaster match with the Lady Cardinals taking the first game 25-17 with game two going to Tecumseh 25-14. Coldwater answered, winning the third game 25-12. But the Indians responded with a 25-18 win before the deciding fifth game went to Coldwater 15-9.  Kenzie Galloway had a team high 12 kills for Coldwater followed by Shelby Bowers with 11. Both Galloway and Bowers had 3 blocks on the night. Ashley Chase had 20 assists with 17 for Meghan Schorfhaar while Michaela Gillette had 11 digs. At the service line, Carlee Smoker paced the way with 6 aces. Our McDonald’s Player of the Match for Coldwater was junior Haley Reincke for her all around floor play.  The win improved Coldwater’s record to 17-13-8 with their next match tomorrow night at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix.

In last night reserve matches, it was a sweep for Tecumseh with Coldwater dropping the j-v match in 3 games while the freshman lost in 2 games. The volleyball action in Coldwater was the only event on Monday’s Branch County high school sports schedule.

Coming up tonight, there’s more volleyball with a pair of Big Eight matches with Quincy at Reading and Union City at Jonesville. Today on the Coaches Corner, it’s Quincy football coach Rob Evans.

In middle school sports, from over the weekend, in volleyball, Coldwater’s eighth grade “A” team wrapped up the season on Saturday by winning their own Coldwater Invitational. Leading on the service line for the day was Avery Milnes with 22 points including 4 aces and six kills, followed by Isabaella Foley with 21 points with 5 aces, 21 assists, 7 digs and 3 kills. Jasmine Wellett had a team-high 19 kills and also led the way in digs with 8. 

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