2018-10-11 / Sports

Black Bears top Hannahville for win


Members of the 2018 varsity Big Bay de Noc Bears’ volleyball team include, from left: Holli Stapleton, Kaitlin DeKeyser, Larissa Jones, Abby Matheny, Rylie Lawrence, Head Coach Angie Paulson, Meagan Yonker, Shieyanne Johnson, Emma Fiegel, Piper Jones, and Kaitlyn Massengill. Courtesy photo Members of the 2018 varsity Big Bay de Noc Bears’ volleyball team include, from left: Holli Stapleton, Kaitlin DeKeyser, Larissa Jones, Abby Matheny, Rylie Lawrence, Head Coach Angie Paulson, Meagan Yonker, Shieyanne Johnson, Emma Fiegel, Piper Jones, and Kaitlyn Massengill. Courtesy photo HANNAHVILLE – The Big Bay de Noc Black Bears traveled to Hannahville last Thrusday to compete in both soccer and volleyball.

The Bears won the soccer game with a score of 9-1.

With little time to rest in between the matches, athletes participating in dual sports were back in the locker room prepping for their volleyball match.

Momentum was continued from the field, however, and Bay won the first set 25-16.

Unfortunately, the Soaring Eagles rallied and pulled out the second set with a score of 23-25.

Using serving skills to their advantage, the Bears took the third set 25-21 and the final set 25-17 to win the match 3-1.

“Our serving definitely gave us the competitive edge in this match,” said Head Coach Angie Paulson. “Emma Fiegel put up a great serving run in the first set to help us get the win, and she continued to show strong serves throughout the match.

Meagan Yonker also helped us secure a win in the final set with 10 straight serves,” she continued. “We had awesome stats all around. The girls wanted it tonight and they fought for it. Even after having three of the girls play soccer, they didn’t quit.”

Paulson went on to say, “Hannahville has a very talented team and they don’t give up easily. They definitely made us work for this one and it was a very fun match to watch. No one should be disappointed by heir performance. We had some great volleys and intense play.”

For the Bears, Rylie Lawrence recorded two aces, five kills, 23 digs, four assists, and a block.

Holli stapleton had an ace, eight kills, and 16 digs.

Meagan Yonker had eight aces, seven kills, 10 digs, and six assists.

Kaitlyn Massengill had an ace, assist and kill, as well as three digs.

Emma Fiegel had five aces, a kill, and seven digs.

Larissa Jones had two kills, six digs, and an assist.

The Bears previously hosted Mid- Peninsula in their final home game of the season Oct. 3. Unfortunately, it was an off night for the bears as they lost the match 0-3 (18-25, 9-25, 16-25).

“It wasn’t our night,” said Paulson. “I was really hoping that our energy would carry over from our match against Superior Central, but we just couldn’t get into it. We would stick with them in the beginning and as soon as they started to pull out a lead, we’d fall apart. The loss was on our mistakes, so we need to work on combating that before districts at the end of the month.”

Rylie Lawrence had nine digs and nine assists. Holli Stapleton had an ace, two kills, four digs, an assist, and four blocks.

Meagan Yonker had 16 digs and nine assists.

The Bears will be on the road in Bark River-Harris tonight. Their final two games of the 2018 season will be played Oct. 19 at Superior Central and in Manistique Oct. 25.

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