Cavs drop match to Flushing

Carman-Ainsworth’s Alexus Colby serves against Flint Kearsley.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Alexus Colby serves against Flint Kearsley.

Carman-Ainsworth put up a valiant effort but dropped a 17-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-17 decision to Flushing in Saginaw Valley League South Division volleyball action Tuesday

The loss dropped the Cavaliers’ overall record to 0-1 league, 13-10-3 for the season.

Kayla Tigner had another strong outing for the Cavaliers stuffing the stat sheet full in a win over Holly with 35 assists.

Jessica McClung also had another productive night for Carman- Ainsworth, chipping in 14 kills and added 11 digs.

But, Tigner and McClung weren’t the only two contributors for the Cavaliers. Three other players made their presence felt during the match.

Jessica Smith had nine kills and 11 digs, Deja Lester chipped in four aces, four kills and five blocks, and Breanna Hudson had six kills.

“I thought we came out strong and hungry,” Carman-Ainsworth coach Barb Hurand said. “I felt it was a very good match, both teams wanting to win.

“Flushing really picked up in games two, three and four at the right time, with that time being crunch time. Regardless, I was proud of my team’s effort tonight.”

The Cavaliers defeated Holly 22- 25, 25-18, 25-8, 25-20 last Thursday.

Tigner led with 35 assists, three aces and four blocks, Smith added 11 kills, 16 digs and six aces and McClung chipped in 15 kills and 13 digs. Alexus Colby had 15 digs and five aces. Lester had seven kills and four blocks. Hudson had five kills and four blocks, while Kali Jackson added 20 digs.

“We got off to a slow start in game 1, and Holly took advantage of our missed serves and lack of aggressiveness on the defensive end,” Cavaliers coach Barb Hurand said. “We did a much better job of controlling things on our side of the court in games two, three and four.

“I thought Holly was a tough team and we had to play an aggressive game to beat them. I was proud of my team because we stepped it up and got the win.”

The Cavaliers traveled to Byron for a non-conference match today.

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