2018-10-11 / Sports

Emeralds win NMU Invitational Saturday


It was a long day for the Emeralds Saturday, when they participated in the Northern Michigan University Invitational in Marquette. Shown with grins from ear to ear, the Emeralds were victorious with their 2-1 win over Marquette. Pictured in front are: Sydny Peterson, Joslyn Muth, and McKenna Chartier. Middle row: Emilee McDaniel, Abby Burnham, Erin LaBar, Brittnay Bellville, Lenna Smith, and Madison Zellar. Back row, Katelyn Arnold, Kayla Muth, and Jeanni Chartier. Courtesy photo It was a long day for the Emeralds Saturday, when they participated in the Northern Michigan University Invitational in Marquette. Shown with grins from ear to ear, the Emeralds were victorious with their 2-1 win over Marquette. Pictured in front are: Sydny Peterson, Joslyn Muth, and McKenna Chartier. Middle row: Emilee McDaniel, Abby Burnham, Erin LaBar, Brittnay Bellville, Lenna Smith, and Madison Zellar. Back row, Katelyn Arnold, Kayla Muth, and Jeanni Chartier. Courtesy photo MARQUETTE – The Emeralds had a long, competitive road ahead of them when they stepped on the court Saturday in Marquette, participating in the Northern Michigan University Invitational. Advancing after each level, the Emeralds took the title in the final match when they were paired up against Marquette 2-1 (25-14, 23-25, 15-1).

The Emeralds’ journey began in pool play when they split 1-1 (22-25, 25-17) against Gwinn.

In the second match of the day, they narrowly won the first set against Bark River-Harris 25-21, following that up with a 25-9 blowout win in the second set to take the match 2-0.

Up against Marquette in the final match of pool play, things became more aggressive. The Emeralds lost the first set 23-25, but reversed the score in the second 25-23 to split the match 1-1.

In the quarterfinal round, the varsity squad swept Ishpeming 2-0 (25-11, 25-11).

Advancing to the semi-final round, the Emeralds topped Stevenson 2-0 (25-17, 25-23) to advance to the final round to compete against Marquette for the second time.

For the Emeralds, Emilee McDaniel had 41 kills, eight blocks, five digs, and an ace.

Kayla Muth had 36 kills, 10 blocks, two digs, and aces.

Lenna Smith finished the day with 41 digs, 24 kills, nine aces, an assist, and two blocks.

Joslyn Muth had 98 assists, 16 digs, a block, and three aces and kills.

Sydny Peterson gathered a day total of 40 digs and an assist.

Abby Burnham had four aces, five digs, two assists, seven kills, and two blocks.

Jeanni Chartier ended the day with 10 aces, 12 digs, an assist, 17 kills, and three blocks.

Madison Zellar had nine aces, 28 digs, and three assists.

McKenna Chartier had eight digs.

Erin LaBar contributed an assist and two aces.

The Emeralds travel to St. Ignace tonight. They will be back at home for their two final regular season matches – hosting Gladstone Oct. 18 and the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears Oct. 25.

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