Silver Bay junior Jordanne Steward picked up 20 kills in a 25-19, 25-19, 27-25 home win over Cook County on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Senior Corrina Marolt was strong in her role spreading out 43 set assists over the entire team. Steward picked up the lion’s share of the kills, but senior Mallor Goettl had nine and sophomore Anna Thompson had eight.
“Our offense was really even last night,” Mariner coach Alicia Nopola said. “When Corrina has an easier time spreading the ball around and it puts less stress on our defense and it’s just a win-win for everyone. She always does a nice job getting to everything, but especially last night.”
Senior Kaylee Volesky is also adjusting her new position well, according to Nopola. Volesky moved to middle hitter from the outside a few weeks ago and picked up four blocks against the Vikings.
Nopola was also happy with the play of freshman defensive specialist Hope Ernest. Ernest had one of her best games so far, ending the match with 3 ace serves and was 100% serving for the match.
“She was spot on last night,” Nopola said. “That’s something that doesn’t always show up in the scorebook, but without kids like Hope getting the ball up to the front line consistently, it’s hard to get a good set and hit from there.”
Silver Bay (9-10) was scheduled to host Moose Lake-Willow River at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
Silver Bay def. Cook County 25-19, 25-19, 27-25 — SB: Jordanne Steward 20K; Corrina Marolt 43SA, 6D; Kennedy Schober 20D, 3AS; Hope Ernest 3AS, 8D; Lily Lewis 12D; Mallory Goettl 9K; Anna Thompson 8K; Kaylee Volesky 4B.