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December 11, 2013
By: Butch Harmon

Haslett Volleyball reaches state quarterfinals before falling to eventual champions


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By BUTCH HARMON

The Haslett volleyball team turned in a memorable season this year, and it took the best of the best to put an end to it.

Haslett finished the season with a 49-4 record and advanced to the Class A state quarterfinals, where its tournament trail came to an end. Eventual Class A state champion East Grand Rapids defeated Haslett in three sets 25-22, 25-14, 25-23.

Haslett reached the round of eight after winning the Class A regional at Kalamazoo Central. The Vikings defeated Lakeview in three sets 25-23, 25-15, 25-15 in the regional championship game. Makenna Ott and Heather Holton led the way for Haslett with eight kills apiece, while Courtney Brassington fueled the offense with 25 assists.

Haslett advanced to the regional title match by defeating Ann Arbor Huron in four sets 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, 27-25. Maria Kronner led the Vikings with nine kills and eight blocks, while Ott added nine kills and 18 digs.

Haslett reached the regional by defeating Okemos in three sets in the district finals.