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Hudsonville beats Rockford for 5th time this season, advances to semifinals

The Eagles beat the Rams in 4 sets on Tuesday
Hudsonville volleyball
Posted at 11:30 PM, Nov 16, 2021
Hudsonville 3, Rockford 1

The Hudsonville volleyball team beat OK Red rival Rockford four times during the regular season, Tuesday the Eagles made it a perfect 5-0 against the Rams with a four set win in a division one state quarterfinal at Holland High School.

"I am so excited for them, it brings tears to my eyes," Hudsonville head coach Stephanie Chenlo said. These girls have worked so hard, I'm so proud of them, they've earned it, they deserve it, I'm ready for Thursday night. We talk about how hard it is to beat a team 3 times we were lucky enough to do that and beat them 5 times especially here in state quarterfinals is just special."

After taking the first two sets, the Eagles dropped the third before winning the fourth to advance to Battle Creek.

"I'm having so many emotions right now, I'm so proud of me and my teammates," Hudsonville senior Leah Rogers said. "I think that we all work so hard together and I think we're so proud that we've come this far and I think that we're overall excited to see who we have next."

The second-ranked Eagles will play top-ranked Bloomfield Hills Marian in a division one state semifinal Friday at Kellogg Arena at 4:30 p.m..

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