Baldwin volleyball season ends

Panthers fall to Mesick in districts

Baldwin's volleyball team will look forward to next season.

Baldwin's volleyball team will look forward to next season.

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BALDWIN – Baldwin’s volleyball season ended with a district semifinal 3-0 loss to Mesick at Mesick on Nov. 2.

“We were playing without two of our seniors,” Baldwin coach Duane Roberts said. “Our girls actually played pretty well. We played three close games. I’m proud with how the girls have played. It’s a new rotation. It’s basically the team for next year. To get a few rounds played in with a powerful Mesick team shows we will be able to compete next year as long as they work out next year.

“Lejla Haznederavic has seemed to find her timing and her attack pattern and is more confident in what she’s doing. That has led to the nice rally for the points. Naomi-Marsh Robinson had come out of her shell and things have taken flight. With her and Lejla in the front row we have a good double blocking combination.”

Roberts said Krista Simmons “is playing tough and becoming more flexible in the middle. Daisy Simmons is a natural libero and willing to play front row with her attacks. Kelsey Hayter has a nice vision on the court. She’s willing to go where she needs to be. We will miss our libero from this year, Autumn Heighton. She’s been stellar and a steady rock.”

Brittney Hull-Saunders “has improved quite a bit and I’m excited to see what she can accomplish,” Roberts said. “I want to thank all my athletes, parents and fans. Next year looks promising.”

Roberts said Marsh-Robinson has been chosen first-team all-conference.

Roberts thanked assistant coach Pat Boik, who coached the junior high and JV team.