C-N spike team 2nd in tourney

INDIAN RIVER — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves made quite a run in Saturday’s Inland Lakes Invitational volleyball tournament before falling to Sault Ste. Marie 25-17, 25-22 in the title match.

“They’re a real solid team,” said Carney coach Steve Kedsch. “Their libero is a real strong player. We had eight service errors in the first set, which really hurt us. Then, we played real well in the second set.”

The Wolves reached the championship round by eliminating East Jordan (23-18, 25-18).

C-N opened the 11-team event by splitting with Houghton Lake (25-14, 18-25) before posting victories over Rudyard (25-16, 25-20), Inland Lakes (25-22, 25-14) and Johannesburg-Lewiston (25-21, 25-17) in pool play.

“It was a great experience for the girls to go downstate and play in a tournament like this,” said Kedsch. “We saw some tall teams down there. The pace of the game down there was a little faster, which I think is going to help us out in the long run.”

Carney’s Alanis Harris collected 14 service aces and 51 digs. Layla Blahnik-Thoune added 13 aces and 32 assists. Taylor Kedsch recorded 34 kills. Talisha McCullough tallied 47 assists and 38 digs.

The Wolves resume Tuesday at Norway.

The summary:

Carney-Nadeau — Harris (14 aces, eight kills, 51 digs); Blahnik-Thoune (13 aces, 16 kills, 32 assists, 31 digs); Boulton (seven aces, 15 kills, six digs); Kedsch (six aces, 34 kills, 29 digs); Blahnik (seven aces, 14 kills, eight blocks, 17 digs); Hansen (10 kills, 11 blocks); Kedsch (six aces, 34 kills, 29 digs); McCullough (seven kills, 47 assists, 38 digs); Poupore (22 digs).