Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Ionia volleyball falls in three sets to West Catholic, reflects pridefully on season

Five Ionia volleyball seniors gathered on the floor, they had just won a point to extend Tuesday’s Division 2 regional semifinal at Comstock Park. Facing match point, trailing 24-18, the Bulldogs could see the writing on the wall.

Moments in Tuesday’s third set, with opposing West Catholic already ahead, 2-0, had the five seniors laughing, smiling, celebrating with their teammates. This was a wild experience to play so deep in the playoffs. Some of these seniors were part of the 2019 team, the last to make it to regionals before this year, back when they were freshmen.

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