Centreville spikers edge Three Rivers for county volleyball crown
MENDON — Centreville’s volleyball team won Monday’s St. Joseph County Tournament at Mendon.
The Lady Bulldogs were able to come away with the title despite having what head coach Deric Mostrom termed an up and down day.
“With an up and down day, the Bulldogs came away as the tournament champion. It wasn’t the prettiest at all and we got pushed in ways we were not expecting,” Mostrom said. “In the end, though, the girls finished the day on top and that’s all I could ask for from them today.”
In pool play, Centreville started the day off with a 25-10, 25-8 win over Colon, split with Three Rivers 25-20, 23-25, lost to White Pigeon 15-25, 13-25 and defeated Mendon 25-21, 25-19.
In a semifinal rematch, Centreville avenged its earlier loss to White Pigeon 25-20, 20-25, 15-12 and defeated Three Rivers 25-17, 25-19 in the finals.
Through the rough patches, Mostrom expressed how pleased he was with how his libero, Kate Miles, played.
“She sits quiet and is in the shadow a lot of the time, but she was our consistency for the most part today and kept us going,” Mostrom said. “At a 93 percent efficiency on the day, we look forward to her growing every week.”
Mostrom also praised the play of Jaeden Blades who finished with 30 digs.
“Jaeden kept a lot of balls in play and was on the floor often for the saves,” Mostrom said.