Lady Rams Volleyball

Lady Rams finish second in OK Red conference volleyball

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford is coming off a great second-place finish at the OK Red conference match. The Lady Rams beat Grand Haven, lost to Jenison, then beat Grandville, East Kentwood and Jenison, and then lost in the finals to Hudsonville. The Lady Rams played Lowell Monday, Nov. 2, in the first districts match and won in four sets. Cailie Johnson had 16 kills, Andrea Kacsits had three blocks, Kim Weaver had 38 assists, and Jenna Lysne served very well with seven aces. Rockford played Northview on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and won in three in the semifinal match. Johnson had 15 kills, Weaver had 36 assists, and three aces were contributed by Weaver, Halle Peterson and Sidney Rodriguez. The finals were against Greenville, in which the Lady Rams won 25-19, 25-17 and 25-13. This is the fourth year in a row Rockford has won the district championship. Johnson had 12 kills, Weaver had 27 assists, and four aces were contributed by Weaver and Lysne. Rockford will host regional competition this weekend, Nov. 13-14, and the Lady Rams will play Hudsonville in the first round. Rockford has beaten Hudsonville twice and lost to them twice.

Lady Rams battle East Kentwood in volleyball

October 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

It was a tough night for the Lady Rams at the home of the East Kentwood Falcons on Thursday, Oct. 8. There was even a fire drill that emptied out the field house during the freshman and junior varsity volleyball games. Once back, the freshman match went on to three games, but ended on the downside, 25-11. Rockford’s record up to then was 17 wins, 13 losses and four ties. Coach Kelli Karelse said, “They are a great group of girls who work well together.” The Rockford JV volleyball team won at East Kentwood in two games. Bre Tobias helped the team to their victories with her excellent serves. The exciting night continued with the varsity game. However, it wasn’t the Lady Rams’ night, as they fell in three games. It was senior night for East Kentwood and everything just seemed to fall their way despite the beautiful blocking and spiking by senior Cailie Johnson and the excellent net play by Andrea Kacsits for Rockford. In the second game, Rockford was making a comeback and it ended in a close one—Falcons 25, Rams 21. The third and final game in the match went East Kentwood’s way. Rockford couldn’t seem to break their opponent’s serve and the Rams ended up falling, 25-15.