Freshman Volleyball wins their first conference match home against Cedar Springs


To start off their conference play, the freshman volleyball team took on Cedar Springs at home. As a whole, the Lady Rangers had a terrific night sweeping Cedar Springs in just two sets. The team captains Ally Werkema, Emma Costello, and Addy Scholtens helped lead the Rangers to a big first conference win. 

In the first set, Ally ran the offensive side very effectively by switching the flow as well as making smart decisions. Emma Costello took the Rangers ahead early with a several point serving run. On the defensive side, Addy Scholtens and Katelynn Heilman dominated the floor with serve and receive. Finishing the match, Addy had a fantastic serving run. The Rangers dominated the first set winning 25-13.

Continuing into the second set, Katelynn’s serve and receive started the momentum to get the Rangers off to a fantastic start. Offensively, Jaida Coller started the match with some terrific serves feedings her hitters Ella Hunnewell, Sydney Bacon, and Addy Scholtens. Again, Addy was a difference on the floor. She pounded the ball consequently got several exceptional kills. Maya Hosler and Ellie Latunski played well at the net blocking and capitalizing over passes. With a great team effort, the Rangers won the second set 25-16.

Overall, the girls had an excellent night. Coach Tilton was most proud of the way the girls capitalized on passing because recently they have been hitting it hard at practice. With a 1-0 start to conference play, the Rangers play next on Thursday, September 19th home against Forest Hills Northern. This should be an intense match due to the fact that their last meeting was brought down to three sets at The Battle of the Hills tournament. That match, the Rangers came back from behind after the first set because of errors. The Rangers come into this next game focusing on a better start against the Huskies.