Meghan Polce’s first Metro League match as Fenton’s new varsity volleyball coach began with a lot of positives on Monday.
The Tigers dominated Swartz Creek in what was Fenton’s first Metro contest of the season, sweeping the Dragons in three sets. In fact, Polce was pleased with all three teams — varsity, JV and freshman. All three won. The varsity squad won 25-19, 25-16, 25-16.
“The entire program worked so hard all summer, so it was nice to see all of their hard work pay off,” Polce said. “All of these girls are so competitive and hungry for success. The freshmen had a wonderful group effort tonight with everyone seeing the floor and contributing in many ways. The JV continued that group effort and worked together to win the third match and go 2-1. I was definitely proud of the fight they showed.”
The varsity Tigers are a squad with a good mixture of experience. Sydney Acho returns as an all-league setter, and has six other seniors with her on the squad. The team also has five juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. However, the squad did lose a lot of their offense due to graduation. Included on that list of graduates was four-year starter Chloe Idoni. Fellow senior offensive players Delaney Meisch and Chloe McKenzie also graduated, so the Tigers’ hitting lineup has definitely changed.
But, having a returning setter also helps make the adjustment much easier. Acho recorded 35 assists and distributed the ball well. Middle hitter Sydney Sahr collected 13 kills while outside hitter Lydia Podlesak had nine kills. Anna Weigle had seven kills.
The Tigers return to Metro action when they travel to Holly on Monday.