OSCODA – Oscoda continued its fantastic volleyball season on Thursday, topping visiting Whittemore-Prescott in straight sets 25-11, 25-16 and 25-10. With the win the Lady Owls claim their second straight North Star League Big Dipper title.
“We knew Whittemore puts up a good block, so we had to start aggressive at the net and make sure we didn’t hit straight into it,” head coach Melissa Curley said. “The girls did great hitting around the block and still being able to hit aggressively. This was our best night as far as staying energized and playing aggressively all night. I’m excited to see that continue for the rest of the season. It was also our most consistent night serving. Cutting down on serving errors will make a big difference in post-season games.”
The Owls were led by Macy Kellstrom with 10 kills, six aces, five digs and one block, Megan Myles had seven kills and one block, McKenna Mochty had 19 assists, seven aces and one kills and Kaylin Griggs had three kills, 11 digs and four aces.
On Tuesday, Oct. 20 the Owls played at AuGres in a tri-match, where they swept W-P and host AuGres.
“Our defense and serve receive was strong and we kept good control of our passes,” Curley said. “We need to stay focused on those as we head to the end of the season. We are excited for districts, and think we’ve got a good shot at getting the title this year. We play Alcona first and they’ve got some good blockers, but we’ve been working on our block coverage and the girls have been getting more of those blocked balls back in play. If the girls stay moving on defense, and play hard for the full match, they are pretty hard to beat.”
Oscoda (20-7-3 overall) hosted Hale on Tuesday and heads to Alcona on Thursday for a quad match and opens up play in a division three district at Johannesburg-Lewiston on Monday against Alcona.