CCA volleyball team defeats Baldwin
BALDWIN — Crossroads Charter Academy stayed undefeated at 3-0 in the West Michigan League.
But it wasn’t easy against Baldwin on Tuesday. The Cougars won the first two volleyball games 25-21, 25-22, lost the third 19-25, and won the fourth 25-16.
After winning the first game, CCA was able to build a 22-16 lead in the second game on a kill from Jada Meeuwes. A bad serve by Baldwin gave Crossroads the 25th point and a 20-0 lead.
Are’Yania Boatwright had two aces in getting Baldwin off to a strong start in the third game. She served another point later on for a 19-14 lead. Mackenzie Cole had a tip for Crossroads to keep the Cougars in the match. But Baldwin was able to wrap up the win.
Cole served for a pair of aces to help her team grab a 21-10 lead in the second game. Meeuwes had a block for a 23-14 lead and CCA notched match point on an ace.
“We were a little iffy there in that third game,” CCA coach Kristin Yates said, adding communication was key in the games her team won. “When we don’t communicate we don’t play well together. Communicating and slowing down and playing the game the way the girls know how to play it is important.”
Crossroads is at Brethren on Thursday.
“We’re looking a lot better,” Baldwin coach Duane Roberts said. “The players are stepping up. My captain, Jaz Johnson and her sister Jenna Johnson have good mentality to play the game. Jenna is playing well in the setter’s position. We have a welcome addition in Kendra Speer. One of my only freshman, Cierra Pieske, is stepping up on the attack and playing all the way around. She’s a perfect addition to the team. Don’t let her height fool you.”
“The serves all the way around, the girls are having beautiful serves.”
Baldwin plays Thursday at Walkerville.