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Melanie Aguayo saves the ball from hitting the ground during game play. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
October 16, 2013 - Spikers took down two more OAA Red foes last week showing Troy and Stoney Creek what they are made of finishing both games, 3-0.

The Clarkston Varsity Volleyball team ended the week defeating Stoney Creek last Thursday, 25-20, 25-22, 25-13.

"Stoney Creek is a very good team," said Coach Kelly Avenall. "They are very athletic. Their defense it outstanding. I think for a while they gave us a little bit of trouble because we weren'te being patient and we weren't expecting them to be that scrappy."

The Cougars closed the score on the Wolves a few times in the first game. After they were both tied at 20-20, the Lady Wolves would score the next five to take the game after points scored from Katie Chadwell, Kacy Robinson and Emily Malinowski to take the game.

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The girls opened the next game scoring the first points and holding onto the lead and making key saves and hits to keep the Cougars off their backs.

Malinowski opened the third game giving Clarkston a 3-0 lead. Robinson added to it and the momentum for the girls continued to build points on their side while blocking Stoney Creek. They finished 25-13.

Avenall expained the girls were making better swings in the last game.

"I told them in between the second and third game I wanted them to swing a little bit harder and be more aggressive," she added. "We did a little better job of that. We were a little more aggressive with our offense. We had some hitters that were swinging a little bit better than they have been. We still have a few things to work on but other than that it was a good win."

Junior Taylor Dellinger led with 14 kills.

"She had a great night," Avenall added.

Senior Katie Chadwell had 11 kills for the night and junior Emily Malinowski had six kills. Senior Breanna Frakes had 37 assists and four aces. Senior Melanie Aguayo had 18 digs.

"She had an outstanding night," Avenall said.

The girls beat Troy began the week with a 3-0 win on Oct. 8, 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Dellinger had 12 kills for the night and Chadwell had eight kills.

The girls played Lake Orion on Tuesday.

"It is unfortunate we play Lake Orion so early but we will be ready," Avenall said.

The Lady Wolves host Seaholm on Thursday and head to Andover next Tuesday. JV begins at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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