TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West handed Cadillac its first Big North Conference loss of the season Wednesday night with a 25-15, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21 win over the Vikings.
"Consistency," West coach Emily Baumann said of the key to the game. "We played smart. We put the ball in play. We did not make errors.
"We came out strong. We defended our court."
West improved to 6-2 in league play and 15-9-1 overall with the victory.
The Titans were paced by Katie Placek (18 kills, six blocks, 10 digs), Courtney VanHouzen (11 kills, 15 digs), Anna O'Hara (13 kills), and McKenna Ray (13 digs).
The West JV post a 26-24, 27-25, 17-25 win. The Titans were led by Carley Drzewiecki (six kills, 10 digs, one ace), Maggie Gray (six kills, four digs, one ace), Kelly O'Hara (19 assists, four kills, three digs), Leah Skeels (22 digs, three aces, two kills). The Titans are now 8-0 in the league, 19-1 overall.
West travels to Alpena next Wednesday.
The Titans' freshman team won 25-11, 26-24, 19-25.
TC West (7-1 in BNC play) avenged its only league loss, led by Olivia Bishop (three aces, six kills), Paige Ligon (six assists) and Sarah Patten (five assists, two kills).
Petoskey 3 TC Central 0
Traverse City Central fell to .500 in Big North Conference play with a 16-25, 16-25, 15-25 loss to Petoskey.
The Trojans (18-12-2, 4-4 BNC) were led by Jessie Kushner (seven kills, two aces), Maddy Duensing (19 assists, two aces) and Kiley Kowal (five kills).
Central won the JV matchup 25-16, 19-25, 25-21 behind strong play from Megan Eshleman, Cara Ferguson, Hannah Nordeen and Sierra Fraser. The win improves the Trojans' record to 8-1 against BNC opponents.
TC St. Francis 3 Kalkaska 0
St. Francis remained unbeaten in the Lake Michigan Conference with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-10 win over Kalkaska.
The Gladiators (26-4-3, 8-0) were led by Bridget Bussell (13 kills, two blocks), Haley Bussell (five digs), Kaitlyn Hegewald (27 assists, five digs, four kills, three aces), Madeline Rysztak (eight kills, five aces) and Leah Schmerheim (four kills).
St. Francis, which also won the JV match, hosts Grayling next Wednesday.