Lady Cavs fall to Grand Blanc, falter in tournament





Carman-Ainsworth’s Diamond Lester keeps the point alive against Lapeer on Sept. 11. Photo by Kylee Richardson

Carman-Ainsworth’s Diamond Lester keeps the point alive against Lapeer on Sept. 11. Photo by Kylee Richardson

BAY CITY – The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team was thwarted by Grand Blanc 25-9, 25-13, 25-8 at home on Tuesday. The loss moves the Lady Cavaliers to 0-2 in the Saginaw Valley League-South, while Grand Blanc improves to 2-0.

Destiny Johnson led Carman-Ainsworth with seven kills and three blocks. Diamond Lester added five kills and nine digs. Mary Dollinger led the team in assists with 10.

On Saturday, the Cavs lost to eventual-tournament champion North Branch 25-15, 25-7 in the gold quarterfinals at the Ann Heisler Volleyball Tournament at Bay City Western. North Branch is ranked No. 4 in Div. 2.

Carman-Ainsworth earned the eighth seed after going 0-2-1 in the Gold Division during pool play. It tied Alma 25-17, 20-25, but lost to Bay City Western 14-25, 21-25 and Saginaw Valley Lutheran 17-25, 15-25.

Lester had a team-high 30 kills along with 29 digs. Johnson added 19 kills and five blocks. Hannah Thurston led the team in digs with 36, while Dollinger again led the Lady Cavs in assists with 41.

Carman-Ainsworth is at Owosso tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.


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