Eagles Fall to Kingston in Districts

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The Lady Eagles and the Kingston Cardinals battled to finish out the regular season, with Kingston coming out on top in four sets, 19-25/20-25/25-19/ 17-25.
For the Eagles, Rachel Vogel 17 kills, 26 digs, 3 acres, 6 points; Jessie Heilig 27 assists, 10 digs, 5 points; Johanna Kubacki 2 assists, 29 digs, 1 point; Emma Salowitz 57 digs, 1 kill, 4 aces, 12 points; and Maryanne Sanford 5 kills, 2 blocks.
The Eagles hosted districts last week, defeating the Lady Tigers in the semi-districts, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22.
For the Lady Eagles, Rachel Vogel 11 kills, 5 aces, 3 points, 14 digs, 2 blocks; Johanna Kubacki 3 kills, 3 assists, 18 digs, 1 ace, 2 points; Jessie Heilig 21 assists, 1 ace, 7 points, 6 digs; Emma Salowitz 4 aces, 5 points, 22 digs; Danica Oldenburg 3 kills, 2 digs, 3 points; and Brooke Barker 2 kills, 6 digs, 2 aces, 4 points.
The girls took on Kingston in district finals, taking the loss in three closely matched games, 20-25/20-25/ 23-25.
For Deckerville, Rachel Vogel 15 kills, 2 aces, 4 points, 25 digs; Johanna Kubacki 1 kill, 1 assist, 19 digs, 2 points; Jessie Heilig 5 digs, 21 assists, 2 aces, 8 points; Emma Salowitz 2 aces, 3 points, 44 digs; and Danica Oldenburg 4 kills, 2 blocks, 4 points.
Coach Jessica Heilig said, “I couldn’t be prouder of this team. They worked hard for me all season and worked well together. There was a lot of respect amongst the group that I appreciated. The season over all was good, yes, we had some losses but with each loss there were players that stepped up and knew they had to work harder. We have a young team so I’m hopeful for next season to see a lot of growth with a lot of returners.”

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