— The Lady Cavaliers traveled to the New Lothrop tournament on Sept. 2 and came away tied for third place with Byron. In pool play, Carman-Ainsworth defeated Breckenridge, 25-17, 25-17, the host Hornets, 25-12, 25-17, Ithaca, 25-12, 25-7, and Lapeer East, 25-18, 25-13.
The Lady Cavs went on to face Durand in the semifinals and fell, 17- 25, 27-29. Byron fell to tournament champion Mt. Morris in the other semifinal match up. The Panthers defeated the Railroaders, 25-20, 14-25, 15-10, to take the title.
Carman-Ainsworth was led by junior Kamrin Gold with 52 kills, 12 aces, 34 assists, 38 digs, 32 service points and eight blocks. Brandi Rimmer added 22 kills and six blocks, while Kylie Schneider had six aces, 52 digs and 32 service points. Re’Onna Harris posted 28 service points, 12 kills, eight aces and seven blocks, and Miya Ingram chipped in with 19 kills.
The Lady Cavaliers, 4-8 overall, return to action tonight against former Big Nine foe Swartz Creek and travel to the Battle Creek Invitational on Saturday.