Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Clawson High School
Center Line High School
Clawson defeated host Center Line in three intense sets, 21-25, 28-26, 25-20.
Libero Kylie Merantza anchored the Trojan defense with five digs, and had seven aces. Lizzie Maksout and Kate Kripli each had four digs, and Kripli added three aces and one kill.
Tessa Tyra led Clawson’s offense with five kills, Jillian Liford had four kills, and Hayley Kauffman added three kills to go with her two digs and one ace.
Skylat Goulait had 10 assists and three kills, Deb Hotupan had one kill and one dig, and Jordan Hildebrandt had one ace.
Clawson led 9-4 early in the second set, but no lead would extend more than five points the rest of the way. Center Line had two chances serving to end the match, first at 25-24 and then at 26-25, but a Clawson side out led to Merantza serving two key points to even the match at 1-1.
The Trojans carried the momentum into the third set to once again lead 9-4. Clawson built up to a 19-11 advantage, but Center Line went on a six-point really to narrow the lead. It was Merantza’s serving again that helped put Clawson up 22-17, and Liford put down the final kill to complete the Trojan victory.