2017-11-09 / Sports

End of the road for Emeralds


Sydney Peterson in game two of district action against Indian River Inland Lakes. The Emeralds lost to the downstate team 3-0. 
Joe LeBlanc photo Sydney Peterson in game two of district action against Indian River Inland Lakes. The Emeralds lost to the downstate team 3-0. Joe LeBlanc photo MANISTIQUE – After a successful regular season, the Emerald volleyball team was hoping to continue the momentum going into districts, especially having home court advantage.

On Oct. 30, they hosted the Newberry Indians, sweeping the match 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-21).

Then, on the evening of Nov. 1, the team did not progress as hoped. Losing the first set by two, the Emeralds struggled in the final two, losing the match 3-0 (23-25, 14-25, 19-25).

“We were prepared and played well against Newberry,” Head Coach Amy Nixon stated. “During the Inland Lakes’ match our effort and intensity was good, but we gave too many free balls to the other team which put us on the defense most of the match. It’s unfortunate that our season has come to an end. The team showed a lot of improvement and I’m proud to have coached them.”


Above, with a two-finger tap, Renae Schuetter sends the ball over during Wednesday night’s loss to Inland Lakes. Below, the success of a team is always due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, but also due to the encouragement they receive from the sidelines from family and friends. All were in attendance last Wednesday in support of the Emeralds as they continued their quest for a district title. Additional photos may be viewed at www.mstqpioneertribune.smugmug.com/sports-photos. 
Joe LeBlanc photos Above, with a two-finger tap, Renae Schuetter sends the ball over during Wednesday night’s loss to Inland Lakes. Below, the success of a team is always due to the hard work and dedication of its team members, but also due to the encouragement they receive from the sidelines from family and friends. All were in attendance last Wednesday in support of the Emeralds as they continued their quest for a district title. Additional photos may be viewed at www.mstqpioneertribune.smugmug.com/sports-photos. Joe LeBlanc photos St. Ignace beat Indian River 3-2 for the District 93 title.

On Monday, St. Ignace lost to Calumet 0-3 in round one of regional action. Calumet will take on West Iron County tonight in L’anse.


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