Cardinals volleyball takes first place at the J-L Invite Tournament
By Andrew Fish - Petoskey News Review
JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg-Lewiston volleyball continued to shine in the early season with a first-place finish in the JL Varsity Invite.
The Cardinals dominated right from the first serve as each team in the invite played six matches and JLHS went 6-0 to take the crown. The Cardinals defeated Gaylord St. Mary, Tawas, Ellsworth, Cedarville, and Lincoln-Alcona in the group stage to set up a championship rematch against Tawas High School where they won in straight sets.
The team has now won 11 matches in a row to start the season and won every match in the tournament in straight sets. If that is not impressive enough, the Cardinals also only allowed one team to get to 20 or more points in the entire invitational.
“They have a never-quit attitude,” head coach Kristine Peppin said. “There were some diving plays, followed by girls who were ready to send it over. They were following through and making every situation into offense.