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Wolverines edge out Wolves

September 7, 2012
By Justin Marietti - Sports Reporter ( , Daily Press

PERKINS - It was parent's night at Mid Peninsula High School tonight, and regardless of what team the parents happened to be rooting for, their team put up a good fight.

The Mid Peninsula Wolverines edged out the Carney-Nadeau Wolves 3-2 Thursday, with a see-saw battle that could have gone either way, until the Wolverines put it into fifth gear in the final set.

Set one featured seven ties, and four lead changes. The final tie was 24-24, until Mid Peninsula's Krysta VanDamme scored back to back aces, giving the Wolverines the first set 26-24.

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Jenny Lancour |?Daily Press
Krysta VanDamme of Mid Peninsula spikes the ball for a kill over Andrea Dani of Carney Nadeau Thursday at Mid Peninsula High?School. The Wolverines won in five sets.

Carney-Nadeau quickly sought revenge in the second set, running away with the match right out of the gate, 25-16. The Wolverines got back on track in set three. Despite a late rally by the Wolves, Mid Pen took the match 25-18.

The fourth set was the biggest battle of the night. Every time the Wolves managed to take a comfortable lead, Mid Pen would battle back to tie it, which they managed to do a staggering 11 times. However, they just couldn't seize the advantage. This match was also tied 24-24, but Carney-Nadeau got the upper hand and won 26-24.

The Wolverines came out into the fifth set looking like a completely different team, scoring six unanswered points. Carney took a quick time out, and their girls seemed to calm down a bit, fighting to within four points, but they just didn't have enough steam to slow down the Wolverines, who took the final set 15-10.

"My girls played wonderful tonight," said Mid Pen coach Traci Lyle. "They were competitive, and they were really moving around on the court. They played like a team."

Carney-Nadeau's coach Steve Kedsch was also impressed with the effort his team put forth.

"They did well defensively, and they hustled well," he said. "We have a few parts to clean up, but once that happens, we'll be alright."

The Wolverines improve to 4-1, and are still undefeated in the conference.

Carney-Nadeau resumes on Thursday at North Dickinson, while Mid Pen plays on Tuesday at Rapid River.

CARNEY-NADEAU - Morgan Eichhorn (1 dig); Andrea Dani (1 kill, 6 digs, 17 assists, 4 aces); Shania Tebo (6 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks); Lauren Murray (1 kill, 4 digs, 2 assists, 2 blocks); Autam Wery (1 kill, 7 digs, 1 ace); Allison Theoret (1 kill, 13 digs); Cassidy Parrett (4 kills, 2 digs, 1 assist, 4 aces); Janel Dani (7 kills, 19 digs, 1 assist, 8 aces); Izabella Tancredi (1 kill, 2 digs).

MID PENINSULA - Kelsie Nummilien (7 aces, 3 kills, 24 digs); Kelsey Shope (2 kills, 2 digs); Crystal Hadel (1 kill, 19 digs); Hunter Branstrom (5 kills, 2 digs); Marissa Westlund (3 aces, 6 assists, 4 digs); Megan Kayser (1 ace, 5 kills, 4 assists, 22 digs); Elle Lancour (3 kills, 2 kills, 2 digs); Krysta VanDamme (3 aces, 6 kills, 9 digs).



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