Spikers take first at Michigan Elite Tournament

Clarkston Volleyball had a few goals for this season and one was to make to the finals in every tournament they played in.
During the weekend they beat Livonia Ladywood in the semi-finals of the Michigan Elite tournament (23-25, 25-15, 15-7). They came home with a trophy after beating Farmington Hills Mercy (25-20, 25-18) in the finals.
‘That was probably our best day overall that we have had so far this year,? said Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall.
‘I think it helps even more with their confidence. They are really starting to work well together. We had some questions some position questions. Who was going to fit in what position and I think those have been answered last week.?
They also beat Walled Lake Central, Rochester Adams and L’Anse Creuse during the tournament and only lost to Milford.
This has been one of the best teams I have coached since I’ve been here. They’re really passionate about this. They know they can make a lot of things happen. They’re doing what they can to do that.?
‘I thought we did awesome,? said Defensive Setter Jenna Coates. ‘We stuck with it and we played our game.?
Coates had 154 digs and 13 aces, Alyssa Craft had 32 kills, 11 blocks and six aces and Allison Reis had 38 kills and 71 digs.
They lost Farmington on Sept. 9. Leading players for the match were Lauren Gardner with 10 kills, Alexis Egler had 26 assists, and Coates had 20 digs.
They continued the week with a Tri-Meet against Montrose and Hartland last Thursday. They beat both teams – Montrose (25-23, 23-25, 15-5) and Hartland (25-18, 25-19).
Leading players were Craft with 10 kills and three blocks, Egler 34 assists, and Coates 34 digs.
This week the girls played Groves at home on Tuesday and will be at Troy on Thursday night.
‘We played them (Troy) last year,? said Avenall. ‘They got better at the end and we played them in districts.?
The girls overall record is 17-5-1.
See how the girls did against by checking the Wolfpack Update after the game!