2018-09-13 / Sports

Emeralds score win


Both Emilee McDaniel (left) and Abby Burnham (right) spent a lot of time at the net during Tuesday night’s win over Gwinn. Katie Troyer photos Both Emilee McDaniel (left) and Abby Burnham (right) spent a lot of time at the net during Tuesday night’s win over Gwinn. Katie Troyer photos MANISTIQUE – A nail bitter that kept fans on the edge of their seats – that sums up the Emerald varsity girls’ match Tuesday night against Gwinn at home. Trading points most of the night, it was the final points that made the difference in the sets.

The Emeralds finished the evening with the 3-1 match win (25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 25-20).

Head Coach Amy Nixon said she was pleased with her offense against the Modeltowners.

“Our offense did an outstanding job tonight,” she said. “We served pretty consistently throughout the match, to allow our team to go on runs. Gwinn put up a tough fight tonight. I’m proud of my girls for controlling the pace of the match and keeping positive attitude throughout.”

For the Emeralds, McKenna Chartier had three serve receives and five digs.

Joslyn Muth recorded six serve receives, four digs, and 28 assists.

Erin LaBar had an ace.

Jeanni Chartier finished with an ace, six digs, five kills, and two blocks.

Junior Lenna Smith had two aces, 29 serve receives, 25 digs, and eight kills.

Sydny Peterson recorded 23 serve receives and 11 digs.

Ending with one assist, six kills, and four blocks was Kayla Muth.

Emilee McDaniel had two aces, one dig, 15 kills, and four blocks.

Senior Abby Burnham had seven digs and 10 kills.

Madison Zellar recorded six serve receives, eight digs, and one assist.

The junior varsity won 2-0 (25-19, 25-14).

The Emeralds will host Escanaba tonight with the junior varsity match set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the junior varsity will travel to Ishpeming and the varsity will travel to Charlevoix for their respective invitationals.


Madison Zellar (10) and Sydny Peterson. Pioneer Tribune photo Madison Zellar (10) and Sydny Peterson. Pioneer Tribune photo They will be back at home Sept. 17 to host Iron Mountain.

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