By PHILLIP LUTZ, Sports Editor

The women’s volleyball team spiked on the Grace Bible College Tigers all night Tuesday to take a 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15) win, improving their record to 5-10 overall.

The kills came early and often as the Wolverines earned their fifth win of the year.

The Wolverines had 46 kills on the night as they crashed the net all night.

Freshman Gina Giacomini led the attack for the Wolverines with 16 kills and also scored 16 points. Not to be outdone was junior Erin Parrinello who added her own 13 kills and three blocking assists. She also scored 14.5 points.

Senior Shayla Smalls was on fire at the net all night adding her own 10 kills and three digs. Freshman Sabrina Giacomini had a kill, 35 assists, a service ace, eight digs, and a solo block.

The Giacomini twins combined for 19 points of the 70 points total scored by the Wolverines Tuesday.

In attendance at Tuesday night’s game were the volleyball teams from Brownstown Middle School in Woodhaven, Mich.

Jen Wampler, a parent of one of the Brownstown volleyball girls said, “Once a year the coaches bring out the seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams to watch the older girls play.

“We have, in the past, gone out to Ann Arbor also and decided to come to this game to give the girls firsthand experience and they were doing autograph signings after the game.”

During the team introductions there was great applause and cheering when the team each threw mini volleyballs to different fans when they were introduced. The visiting girls from Brownstown were fighting to catch the balls.

Between set three and four there was great laughter erupting from the south side of the gym as some of the Brownstown girls asked ball boy Andrew Spiegel, also a forward on the men’s hockey team, to take selfies with them. Two of the girls got shots before Spiegel walked away to the scorer’s table.

The volleyball team travels to Whiting, Ind. to play in a six team tournament on Friday and Saturday. Their next home game is Wednesday October 18 at 7 p.m. as the take on Indiana Institute of Technology.


  1. Nice job on the volleyball Phil, The anecdote about the selfies and the youth was a great touch. Well done.

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