By Ben Murphy
It was much closer than the last time the two teams met but Farwell was still on the losing end Tuesday night, falling to Beaverton 25-18, 24-26, 25-16 and 25-11 in Jack Pine Conference volleyball play.
“The girls played well at times but could not keep it together for the whole match,” Farwell head coach Jacob Sullivan said. “We lost focus toward the end of the match and gave up points. We served the ball really well but Beaverton did a great job passing so we were not able to build momentum that we rely on to play well.”
Caron White led Farwell with 12 kills, five digs and was seven-of-nine serving. Kendra Robison and Kate Saupe had four kills apiece with Saupe getting nine digs and one block. Saupe was 15-of-16 serving and Robison was 14-of-15 and added two blocks.
Dani Hanna had seven digs and was 13-of-13 serving. Lauren Ringwalt led the team in passing with 17 assists and added six digs.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9 Farwell swept host Clare, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-21 in another JPC meeting.
“The girls played well,” Sullivan said. “Ringwalt did a great job of getting all the hitters involved. White played very strong in the front row hitting hard and blocking well and also passed excellent when in the back row. Our team did not want to lose and they performed in a way that showed it.”
White led the Lady Eagles with 11 kills, and was 16-of-17 serving to go along with four aces. Robison had seven kills and four digs, Saupe and Ringwalt both had four kills with Ringwalt setting the team up with 22 assists.
Farwell (11-14-1 overall, 3-6 JPC) plays at the Mt. Morris tournament on Saturday, plays at Houghton Lake on Monday and hosts Harrison on Wednesday.