2011-06-26 / Sports

Bruin volleyball goes down to wire

Lapeer West’s Jessica Eckel (No. 6) in a game last fall, took part in the Bruin Classic Showcase. 
File Photo Lapeer West’s Jessica Eckel (No. 6) in a game last fall, took part in the Bruin Classic Showcase. File Photo FLINT — The annual Bruin Club All-Star Classic volleyball game was played Tuesday in the Steve Schmidt Gymnasium on the campus of Mott Community College.

The Black team rallied from behind to beat the Gold squad, 19-25, 25-12, 13-25, 25-13, 15-12, in a much more exciting match than last year, when the Grey team swept all five games. The game benefits Mott Community Collegte athletes through the Bruin Club, which is the booster group for the school.

Jessica Eckel of Lapeer West was on the roster for the victorious Black team. Also on the roster was Gabby Ducharme of Durand, Jennifer Hurand and Connor Morrish of Flushing, Brianna Woods of Atherton, Sara Frantangelo of Goodrich, Molly Moreman of Mt. Morris, Chelsea Potter of Byron and Lauren Zepeda of Fenton. The Black team was coached by Durand coach Brent Maynor.

The Gold team’s roster had Lynsey Fulton of Davison, Rachel Staudt of Novi, Brenna Donnelly of Yale, Meghan Drobish of Durand, Alivia Howell of Lake Fenton, Ashley Reynolds and Kayly Clark of Mt. Morris, Leecia Barnes of Beecher and home-schooler Rebecca Boone. Coaching the Gold team was Shawn Andrews of Flushing.

No statistics were available from the game, but the Most Valuable Player awards went to Potter of the Black team and Donnelly of the Gold squad. — D.N.

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