Eagles top Beavers in 5 sets, now 3-7

The first two sets went in favor of Beaverton. The final three sets in Monday night’s Jack Pine Conference volleyball game went to Farwell, giving the Lady Eagles their third league victory of the season.

“We played well tonight,” Farwell head coach Jacob Sullivan said. “The girls overcame adversity after being down two sets to zero and put their minds to winning the next three sets.”

The host Lady Beavers jumped to 25-13 and 25-18 wins in the first two sets, with Farwell coming out on top 25-23, 25-20 and 18-16 in the final three sets for the win.

“Our passing got better as the night went on and it allowed Emily Rawson to set awesome balls for the hitters to hit down,” Sullivan said. “Set five was the most exciting set that we have played all year, fighting off three match points by making great passes and scoring points when they were needed.

“When our backs were against the wall the team made a decision to net let a win slip away,” he added. “Everyone did their job and stepped up when it counted. Everyone contributed with excellent serving and making plays when necessary.”

Jenny Hamming led the Lady Eagles with 13 kills and eight digs, Caron White had seven kills, seven digs and four blocks, Sydney Hurley had six aces and 12 digs and Rawson had 20 assists.

Farwell (3-7 JPC, 10-17-1 overall) hosted Houghton Lake on Wednesday and play at Roscommon this coming Wednesday.