Freshman girls volleyball stuffs their competition at the MSA Fieldhouse tournament


“After winning the tourney, I was ecstatic,” said captain Ally Werkema. Ally, along with the two other captains, Emma Costello, and Addy Scholtens, led the freshman girls volleyball team to victory at the MSA Fieldhouse Tournament yesterday afternoon.

Coming out with great attitudes and work ethic, the Rangers went undefeated. They played in a total of six games; competing against Lowell twice, Forest Hills Northern, Cedar Springs, Grand Haven, and West Catholic in the championship. 

“My team played amazing. We served great and when we had control of the serve, we controlled the game completely,” said Coach Tilton.

Offensively, Addy was a large contributor on serve and receive.

“I had a few multi-point serving runs,” said Addy.  This was crucial for FHC in their prevalent domination throughout the tournament. Maya Hosler was also a key player, adding multiple new quick attacks. 

Defensively throughout the tournament, Katelynn Heilman consistently kept the opponents off the board.

FHC tested harder crossing plays that they have been developing in practice. “As a team, we got to run some new plays that we have been working on in practice. We worked really well together,” said Addy. 

The captains left a significant impact on the court by performing with a lot of energy as well as leading by example. “ Our biggest factor in winning each game was our attitudes. The happier and harder you play, the better you will do. If the team gets dull, so does our play,” said Ally.

As the team prepares to continue conference play this week, “The biggest thing I would like to work on is offense efficiency,” said Coach Tilton.

The Rangers compete next on the road this Tuesday, October 1st against Northview.