Hazel Park High volleyball bests Ferndale High for district title

By: Christian Davis, | Online Only | Published November 8, 2013

WARREN — After falling in a district final last season, Hazel Park High made sure to redeem itself this time around.

The Vikings beat Ferndale High 25-12, 25-12, 25-22 Nov. 8 at Warren Fitzgerald for the Class B championship.

“This was the goal from last year,” Hazel Park coach Sue Stuef said. “We just kept remembering that match last season and made it our goal to come back and win this thing. They really stepped up.”

 Hazel Park High volleyball celebrates with its Class B district trophy Nov. 8 at Warren Fitzgerald.

Hazel Park High volleyball celebrates with its Class B district trophy Nov. 8 at Warren Fitzgerald.

Photo by Christian Davis

Ferndale coach Stacy Schock said it took some time for her team to respond to the Vikings’ speed.

“I think we started of with some nerves and picked it up, but it was just a little late,” she said.

Ferndale led by as many as seven points in the third game before Hazel Park stormed back.

Up next, the Vikings play at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep in a regional semifinal. The opponent is to be determined.