Crossroads gearing up for end-of-season volleyball push

Cougars fall to Baldwin 3-0 in league match

BALDWIN – It was a tough first game between Baldwin and Crossroads Charter Academy on Monday with the Panthers taking a 25-14 win.

But then it continued to be all Baldwin with the Panthers winning the next two 25-15, 25-4.

The Cougars seemed to run out of gas in the third. Naomi Marsh-Robinson had some nice service aces for the Panthers who shot out to a 12-0 lead before the Cougars scored. Aarionna Burrell had a kill for give Baldwin a 23-4 lead and the Panthers were able to close it out two points later.

The Cougars were shorthanded of some players with ineligibilities and illnesses.

“Tonight was a great game,” Baldwin coach Duane Roberts said. “It was a great way to end the season at home. Everyone on our varsity team was able to get in and play. I was very proud of the girls who were able to play. We’re looking better especially getting ready for districts in a couple of weeks.”

Baldwin played in the single-elimination league tournament last Saturday.

“We beat Bear Lake and came close to Marion,” Roberts said. “I only lose three seniors but have a good rebuilding tool coming in. Our junior high won the middle school tournament over the weekend. This league will be anyone’s to win in coming years. I’m proud of my girls all together and the work they put into the gym.”

Brethren won the league tourney.

Baldwin plays Nov 2 at Mesick against Buckley or Mesick in the district.

For Crossroads, Alexis Carr had five kills and one ace, plus four digs. Kyleigh Swanson had two aces, four assists and one dig. Kristy Warczinsky had four kills one ace, four digs and one assist. Alexis Race had one kill, two digs and two aces. Markeith Bunkercass had one kill and Jackie Cole had six assists.

“The first match they played well and had fun together,” Hunter said. 

Crossroads is home with Montabella on Thursday.

In the league tournament, CCA beat Walkerville and lost to Brethren.