Big Rapids – The Big Rapids Cardinal varsity volleyball team finished third in its own tournament this weekend. The Cardinals opened pool play with a pair of losses to tournament champion Grant, 17-25, 23-25. Madeline White lead lead the team in kills with 8 while Cara Jensen had 3. Lauren Maginnis had 12 assists. Jensen had 5 digs while Mackenzie Potter had 3. Karissa Jones had a pair of service aces.
Big Rapids bounced back with a pair of wins over Manton, 25-21, 25-12. Hannah Dadles had four aces and four kills. White had 3 aces and 3 kills. Kelsey Cushway had 3 kills. Maginnis had 13 assists.
The Cardinals finished pool play by beating Alma 25-7, 25-26. Magginis lead a strong serving game for the Cardinals with 4 aces. White had 9 kills while Jensen had 5 to go with 3 aces. Dadles and Jerri Nowak added a pair of kills. Maginnis had 16 assists. Potter had a pair of digs.
Big Rapids continued serving well in the first round of bracket play, beating Newaygo 25-12, 25-10. Jordan Balliet had 7 aces and Magginis 2. Dadles had 6 kills. White had 4 kills. Maginnis gave out 12 assists. Jensen had 3 digs.
The Cardinals faded in the semi final of bracket play, losing to Lakeview 24-26, 11-25. Balliet continued to serve well with 2 aces. Jones, Jensen and White had 2 kills. Maginnis had 9 assists.
Big Rapids is now 10-11 in match play and will host Central Montcalm this Wednesday as a part of Homecoming week.