NEW LOTHROP – The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team finished 1-3 in the New Lothrop Varsity Tournament last Wednesday, but still was able to give Rogers City, the tournament’s top seed, a scare. The Cavaliers lost to Corruna and Byron in pool play before eventually beating Kearsley for this first victory. Earning the 8th seed, Carman- Ainsworth met Rogers City in the first elimination round.
After falling in the first game 17-25, the Cavs fought back and won 25-19, forcing a third, decisive game. However, they couldn’t get over the hump and fell short 17-19, advancing Rogers City to the next round.
Diamond Lester was solid all around with 28 kills, 2 digs, five aces and four blocks. Captain Morgan Sherrer led the defense with 40 digs. Hannah Thurston added 13 kills, 29 digs, nine aces and seven blocks. Aniya Harmon and Mary Dollinger added 37 and 34 digs, respectively. Destiny Lester finished with 11 kills and nine blocks. Katie Speaks contributed 29 digs at the libero position.
“We were in position to win every match,” said head coach Barb Hurand. “Our overall record is 1-6-2, and although I’m disappointed we don’t have more wins, it’s early… Things are starting to come together and our team goals are set high.”