Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes not only completed a perfect division record last week, but also claimed another tournament championship.
The Lakers defeated Clarkston Everest Collegiate in three games, 25-9, 25-14, 25-10, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to finish with a perfect 10-0 record in Catholic League East Division play after clinching the division title the previous week.
Courtney Wightman had 13 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace for Our Lady (31-7-4), while Abbigayle Kline had 7 kills, 3 aces, 3 blocks; Haley Howell had 27 assists, 1 ace and 2 kills; and Kristina Krupiak had 4 aces and 6 kills.
The Lakers then traveled to the Mt. Morris Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 13 and went 3-1 in pool play with victories over Bentley (25-15, 25-14), Southfield (25-13, 25-22) and Almont (25-12, 25-23), before falling to Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (23-25, 24-26)
In Gold Bracket play, the Lakers knocked off Yale in the semi-finals, 25-18, 25-19, before overcoming Unionville-Sebewaing in the finals, 25-21, 25-23 to clinch the tournament title.
Wightman finished the day with 42 kills, 21 digs, and 2 aces. Allison Samulon had 27 kills, 21 aces, and 5 blocks.
Howell also had 116 assists, 12 aces, and 7 kills, while Krupiak had 30 kills, 18 digs, and 11 aces.
The Lakers will next take on either Royal Oak Shrine or Allen Park Cabrini at home in a Detroit Catholic League semi-final match at home tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 18, with the winner advancing to the Catholic League C-D Division final at Madonna University on Monday, Oct. 22.
Huron Valley Lakeland defeated Walled Lake Central on the road in three games, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-22 to finish play in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) North Division with a perfect 10-0 record.
The Eagles are now 20-6 on the season and have won five straight division titles. Central fell to 22-10-3 and finished division play with a 6-4 record.
Lakeland looked to win its fifth straight KLAA Lakes Conference title when it played at KLAA West champion Hartland on Tuesday, Oct. 16 after press time while Central played at Milford.
The Eagles and Vikings will then both play in the KLAA Tournament at Novi on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Walled Lake Northern closed out KLAA North Division play with a victory at Waterford Kettering on Tuesday, Oct. 9 (25-17, 25-19, 25-16) and a three-game victory at Waterford Mott on Thursday, Oct. 11 to finish in second-place in the North with a 7-3 record.
Huron Valley Milford fell in five games to Pinckney on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to finish KLAA West Division play in third-place at 5-5.