NB 18’s volleyball wins home tourney

Pictured in the back row are Brenna Blake, Dani Galvez, Anna Zack, Crystal Snaza and Taylor Spence. In front are Tayler Fertig, Sydney Mueller, Jessica Merchant and Emily Trunk. The Vikings are coached by Scott Lundquist and Jeff Fertig. Photo supplied

Pictured in the back row are Brenna Blake, Dani Galvez, Anna Zack, Crystal Snaza and Taylor Spence. In front are Tayler Fertig, Sydney Mueller, Jessica Merchant and Emily Trunk. The Vikings are coached by Scott Lundquist and Jeff Fertig. Photo supplied

The North Branch 18’s volleyball team, playing in its sixth tournament of the season at home last weekend, cruised through pool play defeating Club Superior, Moose Lake and Mora in straight sets.

The Vikings split sets with a tough Grand Rapids team, leaving them 7-1 in pool play, which advanced them to the Gold Division of bracket play. In the first match of Gold Division play, the girls faced their fellow club team, the ”Vikings 17’s.” This was the most difficult match of the day, but in the end the 18’s defeated the 17’s two sets to one.

In the championship match they faced a hard-hitting Hammerhead team, which they defeated 2-0. Both teams were equally matched, hit the ball well and played great defense.

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