Vikings sweep Thunderbolts 3-0 during regular season finale
Tue, 11/01/2022 - 1:39pm caleb
Varsity volleyball team wins 25-9, 25-19, 25-18 vs. Mio during senior night/parents night on Thursday
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
During its 2022 regular season finale on Thursday night, Grayling High School’s varsity girls volleyball squad defeated the Mio Thunderbolts 3-0 during a best of three nonconference series hosted by the Vikings. The meet featured parents night and senior night festivities for Grayling.
The Vikings opened game one with a 5-0 run and pulled away down the stretch to win by 16 points, 25-9.
Points for Grayling during game one included several kills by Kynadi Dole, two aces by Kaycie Smith, a kill by Edie Boik, a block by Cali D’Amour, two kills by Lexi D’Amour, a kill by C. D’Amour, and two kills by Rylan Finstrom.
Game two was close for most of the contest. The Vikings trailed by three, 8-5, early in game two. Grayling scored six unanswered points to lead 11-8. The score was tied at 12-12 after 24 serves. The Vikings posted a 3-0 run and led the rest of the way. Grayling won game two by a final score of 25-19.
Scoring highlights for the Vikings included two kills by Dole, an ace by Smith, a kill by L. D’Amour, two kills by C. D’Amour, three kills by Finstrom, three aces by L. D’Amour, consecutive kills by Boik, and an ace by Dole.
The third game featured several ties and lead changes early in the contest. The Vikings led by one, 16-15, after the first 31 serves. Grayling outscored Mio 9-3 down the stretch to win by a final score of 25-18.
Points for the Vikings during game three included a kill by C. D’Amour, two kills by Dole, a kill by Makayla Watkins, three kills by Boik, a block by Dole, an ace by Dole, a kill by L. D’Amour, two blocks by Finstrom, and two aces by L. D’Amour.
The Vikings won the series 3-0.
“First game was dynamite. It was that senior night energy,” Coach Tim Zigila said. “Then those last two games we just grinded out. I thought everybody played pretty well tonight.”
It was the last regular season home game for the team’s three seniors: Dole, Smith, and L. D’Amour.
“Kynadi was pretty outstanding. Kaycie, I thought she did a really nice job, super clean sets. Lexi had some great kills tonight,” Coach Zigila said. “That’s what we expect from our senior leaders.”