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PREP ROUNDUP: Notre Dame Prep keeps rolling along in volleyball | MIPrepZone

The following is a recap of recent events involving Oakland County high school sports teams as reported to the Oakland Press sports department.

VOLLEYBALL

NOTRE DAME PREP EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO 25

The Fighting Irish won their fourth tournament of the season as they went undefeated at the Mt. Morris Invitational this past weekend. Notre Dame improved to 35-5 and extended its win streak to 25 straight matches.

The day started off with a tough match against D2 honorable mention Grant High School, while Notre Dame Prep never trailed in either of the sets, the two teams battled through some long rallies until the Irish finally pulled out the 25-21, 25-20 win. Next up were the Huskies from Port Huron Northern. Once again the Irish led from wire to wire on their way to a 25-15, 25-15 victory. The final matchup in pool play had Notre Dame taking on Brandon. After winning the first set, the Irish had to overcome a few three-point deficits to take the set 25-15 and the match.

The semifinal found the Irish facing the Highlanders from Adams (who finished second behind host Mt Morris in their pool). After taking an early lead the Highlanders took and held onto the lead until the 22-point mark in which the Irish finally tied it up and then went on to win 25-23. The second set was all Irish, who led throughout the set on their way to a 25-16 win.

The finals pitted the Irish against Grant (who upset Mt Morris) and a focused Notre Dame team took the match and the tournament with a 25-18, 25-11 win.

Statistical leaders for the Irish were: senior Maddy Chinn (10 points, three aces, 56 kills, six assists, 12 blocks, 41 digs); senior Natalie Risi (39 points, 16 aces, 41 kills, six assists, six blocks, 39 digs); senior Maria Famularo (13 points, 28 kills, 39 assists, four blocks, 34 digs); freshman Aly Borellis (21 points, nine aces, 19 kills, 56 assists, 10 blocks, 32 digs); freshman Josie Bloom (23 points, six aces, 21 digs); sophomore Olivia Kowalkowski (18 points, two aces, 31 digs).

LAMPHERE TOPS EAST DETROIT

Lamphere volleyball rolled to a straight-set victory over Eastpointe East Detroit, 25-4, 25-11, 25-13.

Brenna Murphy had 13 kills and seven aces. Sarah Xhelilaj had 27 service points and Madison Webster played outstanding defense.

GIRL GOLF

BRONCHOS FINISH IN EIGHTH PLACE

Holly competed in the Jim Sander Memorial Tournament hosted by Milford at Prestwick Village Country Club.

The tournament was started two years ago to honor the memory of Jim Sander (former Milford golf and basketball coach) who was a great man that passed away too early from cancer.

The Bronchos finished eighth in a very tough field of 14 teams with a team score of 409. Scoring for the Bronchos were Kate Brown (89), Ella Lonsbury (102), Megan McReynolds (103), and Kelsey Malone (115).

Also competing for Holly were Lexie Curtis and Gigi Cohoon.

BOYS SOCCER

BIRMINGHAM SEAHOLM 3, AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE 0

In a game called after the first half due to thunder, lightening and potential storms.

Cole Karmanos scored a pair of goals and Cash Ericson netted one to power the Maples (7-5-1 overall) to victory.

FIELD HOCKEY

BIRMINGHAM MARIAN 2, DEXTER 1

Kate Biglin and Ari Kotsakis scored for Marian, who put forth a strong defensive effort against a talented Dexter team.

GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING

UTICA EISENHOWER 98, LAKE ORION 88

The Dragons lost a tightly-contested non-conference meet at home vs. Utica Eisenhower.

Junior Olivia Cassise placed second in both the 200-yard individual medley as well as the 100-yard freestyle. Freshman Frannie Turner placed third in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Claire Abbasse took first in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke while Brooklyn DenOuden took second and third in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

Lauren Valentine swam the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle with a third and second place finish. The dragons took first and third in two of the three relays, the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. The 200-yard freestyle relay took second.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

EAGLES FINISH SECOND AT MIAC JAMBOREE

Southfield Christian finished with four runners in the top 15, leading the girls to a second-place showing in the first MIAC jamboree of the year

The Eagles were led once again by Senior Maddie Chau in ninth place. Teammates Kayla Williams, and Holly Smith finished next within a second of each other coming in 12th and 13th place, respectively. Freshman Alexis Donnan was 15th and Bella Stephens rounded out SC’s top five in 24th place, showing great improvement by dropping two minutes from her previous time.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

EAGLES FINISH SIXTH IN MIAC JAMBOREE

While the course was soft and wet, most of Southfield Christian’s team members managed to improve their time from their previous race at the first MIAC meet of the year.

The Eagles finished in sixth place overall just ahead of Oakland Christian. SC was led by Eric Wagoner (17th), followed by Jonah Stephens (30th), Johnathan Scott (37th), Micah Nelson (45), Tyler Kowalski (49th), Ashton Glenn (53rd) and Kris Matthews (66th).

FIELD HOCKEY

BIRMINGHAM SEAHOLM 3, AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE 0

In a game called after the first half due to thunder, lightening and potential storms.

Cole Karmanos scored a pair of goals and Cash Ericson netted one to power the Maples (7-5-1 overall) to victory.

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