GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Mustangs (9-11; 0-4 WHAC) were able to tame the Cougars of Kuyper College and the Tigers of Grace Bible College by way of a two-match sweep at Tuesday's (Oct. 9) tri-match in Grand Rapids.
Match #1 – Marygrove @ Kuyper College
Marygrove 3, Kuyper 0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-10)
The Mustangs raced out to an early lead in the first match after topping the host Cougars, 25-12, in the first set. The team was led in kills by Kiara Cobbs (Detroit, Mich./King) and Katharina Hall (Livonia, Mich./Henry Ford CC) with 12 each. The tandem's impressive effort would help the team dispatch the Cougars in three sets (25-12, 25-9, 25-10). Shana Tooley (Belleville, Mich./Belleville) led the team in digs with 11, while Jaci Michetti (Woodhaven, Mich./Wayne State) added eight in the win for the Mustangs.
Michetti and Tooley would each sit one dig shy of the 1,000 dig club at the conclusion of Tuesday's first match.
Match #2 – Marygrove v. Grace Bible College
Marygrove 3, Grace Bible 0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-12)
Michetti and Tooley highlighted the the early part of the second match victory by eclipsing the 1,000 dig club in a first set win (25-19). The pair, joined by senior setter Megan Gohl (Belleville, Mich./Belleville) with 39 assists, would pace a solid Mustang effort over the Grace Bible Tigers (25-19, 25-19, 25-21).
Despite all of the other incredible records being broken, it is reasonable to say the spotlight against Grace Bible may have belonged to Kiara Cobbs. The sophomore came up big for the Mustangs by recording a career-high 21 kills to preserve the sweep over the Tigers. The dominating 21-kill effort also marked a single-match record for Mustang Volleyball.
Notes: Michetti and Tooley were the first to 1,000 digs in the brief history of Mustang Volleyball … other notable career leaders are as follows … Assists: 3,119 (Megan Gohl) … Kills: 813 (Jaci Michetti) … Gohl and fellow senior Elizabeth Lerczak (Hale, Mich./Hale) should be the next to join the 1,000 dig club with a career totals of 978 and 920 respectively at the conclusion of Tuesday's tri-match.