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GRCC Volleyball wins three straight sets against Muskegon

Vienna Koenigsknecht, a libero from Portage, grabs Lizzie MacIntosh in excitement. MacIntosh is an outside/right-side hitter who has 17 kills and 5 aces currently for the season. (Blace Carpenter/The Collegiate) 

By James Herold

The Grand Rapids Community College Women’s volleyball team won all three sets, (26-24, 25-15, 25-14), against Muskegon Community College on Tuesday Sept. 12 at Ford Fieldhouse. GRCC’s Braelyn Berry led the team in scoring with seven kills, four aces, one block, two assists, and 18 digs.

Coach Dave Glazier had nothing but praise for his team after GRCC’s decisive win. “…Obviously this is always a rivalry game for us,” Glazier said, noting that his team went into the game knowing it was ”going to be tight” and there was ”going to be pressure.”

The first set was close, but the Raiders dominated in the second two sets.

“I was really pleased after that first half to pull it out, got a little close, but afterwards our kids kind of refocused, kinda buckled down, and really performed well the last two sets,” Glazier said.

Always pushing for improvement, Glazier had some notes for his players to focus on as they prep for their next game.

 “Staying dialed in right away…mentally making sure we start the match super focused so we don’t have to play a full set,” Glazier said. “So any time, teams always want to beat us, especially on our home floor… were focused and ready to compete.” 

Freshman Ava Schultz, 18, said she was proud of her team’s performance. “I thought it was very good, I thought our energy on and off the court kept us in those games,” Schultz said. “…I think we worked really well as a team together…everyone had their positions…their responsibilities, and I think everyone did those responsibilities the best they could and that’s why we won.”

 Schultz said recovery is going to be key going into their next road game. 

 “…I think right now it’s really important that we get a really good recovery tonight…drink lots of water…get good sleep,” said Schultz. “We are pretty bad at putting our phones down and going to bed at a decent hour, and I think traveling three hours is going to be difficult.”

GRCC will face North Central Michigan College on Wednesday Sept. 13 in Petoskey, Michigan at 6:30 p.m.

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