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Blue Devils face rival Norsemen


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September 12, 2013
Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South girls’ volleyball teams had two early season games last weekend while competing in the Titan Tournament.

The teams met in pool play with South winning 25-18, 26-24, but North got revenge, winning 25-18, 28-26 in the semifinals.

“We didn’t executive very well throughout the tournament,” South head coach Kevin Nugent said. “We have to work on playing with poise and playing under pressure.”

The Blue Devils, in pool play, beat Lutheran North 25-14, 25-20 and Grosse Pointe North, plus split with Romeo 25-13, 12-25.

For the Norsemen, under head coach Kim Lockhart, they lost to Romeo and South, plus split with Lutheran North.

In the quarterfinals, the Norsemen beat Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 26-24, 25-12, and then took care of South in the semifinals. In the championship, the Norsemen lost 25-18, 28-26 to Romeo.

They were led by Christa Raicevich with 50 kills, 31 digs and 12 aces, while Olivia Ritchie had eight digs and nine aces.

Katie Roy had 35 digs and five aces, and Colleen Reveley finished with 94 asists. Kelsey Parafin had 33 digs and six aces, and Vita Aluia added 46 digs. Maddy Bessert and Erin Armbruster each finished with nine kills.

Grosse Pointe North is 9-9-4 overall.

For the Blue Devils, they beat Utica Ford 25-14, 25-17 in the quarterfinals. Grosse Pointe South is 12-4-1 overall.

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