Spikers hold onto first-place

Girls varsity volleyball went into last Thursday’s match against Rochester Adams tied for first in OAA Red league, with Farmington.
The Wolves kept Adams down in points, keeping them to the mid-teens (25-14, 25-14, 25-13). Clarkston won the match with a shutout, 3-0. Farmington wasn’t so lucky and lost their game to Troy, and also first place in the league, 3-2.
‘Everyone got to play,? said Clarkston Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall.
Top players for the game were Jenna Coates, Allison Reis and Alexis Egler.
Coates had 30 digs, and Reis had 12 digs and nine kills. Egler had 25 assists and five aces,
‘Jenna played a great defense and Allison stepped up on offense,? said Avenall.
The girls only played one match last week, a slow week compared to their schedule this week. Avenall said the big hurdle for them will be getting through league games. They began on Tuesday against Troy-Athens.
‘Athens will be tough, but will be a good match,? said Avenall.
The girls host Grand Blanc on Thursday in a non-league match. They will continue to work on their goal of taking first in each tournament when they play at the Andover Invitational in Bloomfield Hills on Saturday.
‘We’re looking forward to it,? said Avenall. ‘Usually, good teams are there.?
Their next league match will be next Tuesday when they host Lake Orion.
The girls current record in the league is 5-1 and 21-5-1 overall.
The home games begin at 5:30 p.m. with the JV team, varsity follows at 7 p.m.