Tuesday, November 7, 2017
South Christian High School
The Grant Tigers defeated the South Christian Sailors 3-1 to earn a trip to the Regional Finals. The first match was a battle ending 25-23 in favor of the Tigers. In the second match, the Tigers lost 23-25. Game three saw the Tigers come alive on the service line and defensively to win 25-18. Game four played back and forth with Grant finding themselves down 20-23. Jill Arends went to the service line and brought Grant back to 24-23 before the final push to win 27-25.
Kylie Patton had 22 kills to lead the Tigers, followed by Olivia Keelean with 11 kills and Taylor Wegener with 7 kills. Nicole Whan had 49 assists along with two service aces. Jill Arends led the team in service aces with four and Brooklyn Presler added one. Taylor Wegener and Olivia Keelean played great defense earning 18 and 17 digs each. And Kylie Patton contributed 5 blocks while Olivia Keelean contributed 3.
The Tigers improve to a record of 43-12-5. The next match puts the Tigers against the Fruitport Trojans. The match will be played Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Orchard View High School.