Traverse City Record-Eagle

Prep Sports

November 22, 2013

Leland falls to Waterford Our Lady in semifinals

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“You worry what it’s like back in Leland when you have all the people here from town,” she joked. “But I couldn’t be prouder. I think it unites the community. It’s been awhile since they’ve had that feeling of putting together a community effort and it means the world to us.”

“I couldn’t be happier with the support we got,” Yaakoby said. “The whole community came out. I couldn’t ask for a better team to play on.”

Yaakoby — who missed the season’s first three weeks after her appendix ruptured — is looking to play collegiately next season. She said she’s looking at Alma College, Kalamazoo College and Concordia as of now.

“I went down to visit at Alma,” Yaakoby said. “I went to a practice, and it was awesome. My high school season is over, but hopefully college is just around the corner and I’ll be able to play then.”

Yaakoby is one of four seniors the Comets lose to graduation, joining Whittaker, Burns and McKee.

“We’ve got some young kids coming up who are going to be good,” Glass said. “It’s always about starting with a new group and developing chemistry.”

Last year was farthest Waterford Our Lady had advanced in volleyball, losing to Beal City in the quarterfinals. The Aggies moved up to Class C this year and plays Auburn Hills Oakland Christian in a semifinal today at 3:45 p.m., followed by Cadillac’s Class B semi against Grand Rapids South Christian at 5:30 p.m.

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