Vikings defeat Braves, Rams
Grayling follows 2-0 nonconference win vs. Tawas with 3-1 league victory over Harbor Springs during three-team volleyball meet hosted by Grayling on Tuesday night
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
Grayling High School’s varsity volleyball squad picked up two wins on Tuesday night, defeating the Tawas Braves – a nonconference foe – and Harbor Springs, a Lake Michigan Conference opponent, during a three-team meet hosted by the Vikings.
First, Grayling played in a nonconference best-of-three series vs. the Braves of Tawas.
The Vikings won game one by a final score of 25-18. In the second game of the series, Grayling edged Tawas 26-24. GHS won the series 2-0.
The Vikings ended the night of competition with a best-of-five Lake Michigan Conference series against the Harbor Springs Rams.
In game one, Harbor Springs led 7-1 early in the contest. Grayling battled back and tied the score at 13-13, but the Rams won the match by four points, 25-21.
The Vikings bounced back with a 25-14 victory in game two, tying the series at 1-1.
Game three was close early in the contest, with tie scores at 7-7 and 11-11. The Vikings pulled away after that, winning game three by a final score of 25-13.
Grayling led 2-1 going into game four of the series.
The Vikings trailed 20-16 late in the fourth match of the series vs. the Rams. Grayling rallied, tying the contest at 20-20. The Vikings, leading 25-24, got a kill from Allie Moffit to end the game. Grayling won game four 26-24, and the Vikings won the series 3-1.
“Good night for us,” Coach Tim Zigila said. “Tawas was a team that beat us two weeks ago 3-0. I thought the kids came out very focused and did what they wanted to do. They took care of those first two games pretty well.”
Against Tawas, Ellie Wagner had 11 digs. Gracie Lochinski had four aces. Moffit had four kills.
The Harbor Springs series?
“Harbor was tough. I thought Harbor played good,” Coach Zigila said.
“We came out a little flat and gave up a game, which was tough. They turned it around,” Coach Zigila said. “Everybody contributed in some way, which was all good.”
Nicole Oppermann had 12 kills on 14 attempts for Grayling vs. the Rams. Moffit had eight kills. Lochinski had two aces.
The varsity volleyball team will compete in a quad meet at Roscommon on Monday, October 8.