Bronson Volleyball sweeps Constantine advances to District D3 finals

Bronson Volleyball sweeps Constantine advances to District D3 finals
The Bronson Vikings celebrate a big point Wednesday in their District D3 semi-final victory over Constantine.

CONSTANTINE, MI. — The Bronson Lady Vikings moved one step closer to another MHSAA Division Three District Volleyball championship on Wednesday night, beating the Constantine Lady Falcons in straight sets to advance to the District 80 championship. Bronson defeated Constantine by scores of 25-12, 25-6 and 25-16.

Bronson reached the district semifinals after a phenomenal performance in last week’s Coldwater Volleyball Mini Invitation, in which the Vikings played some great volleyball on their way to a pair of wins over two of the best in the state in Division Four.

Bronson continued his solid all-around game Wednesday night, jumping over Constantine early in the first set, quickly building a 10-4 lead, leading to a Falcon timeout. The break did little to slow Bronson’s attack as the Vikings quickly opened up a double-digit lead at 16-6. Bronson extended the lead to 18-6 before Constantine got back on the scoreboard as the early times belonged to the Vikings. Bronson closed out the set smoothly, defeating the Falcons in the first set 25-12.

Bronson's Kennedy Clemens (5) swings in for the kill on Wednesday against Constantine.

Bronson continued to go two on two, dominating the net with big kills from the likes of Aubree Calloway, Aleah Brackett, Kennedy Clemens and Payton Springstead, among others. The Vikings quickly opened up a sizable lead in the second set, taking a 6-2 lead over the Falcons, forcing an early timeout.

Bronson capitalized on senior Haylie Wilson’s pinpoint serve for a big run at halftime, riding a 9-0 run to build a 15-2 lead before the Falcons were able to find the score again. Bronson finished the set on a 10-4 run, then cruised to a 25-6 victory in the second set.

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