Girls freshman volleyball secures 3-0 win against Ottawa Hills


Emma Costello left a substantial defensive impact on the match last night against Ottawa Hills. Head coach Bri Tilton implemented a new defensive scheme in the game, in which Emma led the Rangers to a 3-0 victory. 

“I like the new defensive rotation,” Emma said. “I get the opportunity to use my hands on most balls and get them back to the setter faster than a passer would.”

Impressive serving from both Jaida Coller and Cadence Anguiano allowed the Rangers to offensively maintain control throughout the match. Addy Scholtens added to the Ranger triumph; she was consistent on both defensive and offensive. In the second set, Brooke Kushak stepped up, playing as one of the middles and replacing Ellie Trunks, who fell sick. Along the net, Brooke and Maya Hosler kept the Rangers’ dominant lead. The Rangers won the first set 25-7 and the second set 25-8.

“Throughout the game, I was very pleased with the control of our touches and lack of unforced errors,” coach Tilton said. “I was also very happy to see how well we served, only missing one or two throughout the whole game.”

The Lady Rangers remain undefeated in conference play and are working to continue that streak.

“We are trying to limit our serving and passing errors,” said Emma while sharing some of the team’s goals.

The girls are back in action this Saturday, September 28th in a tournament at MSA Fieldhouse.