Macomb County, Macomb Township
Macomb Dakota defeats Temperance Bedford to capture program's first state title
By Mark Vest
Posted November 17, 2012
BATTLE CREEK — Macomb Dakota volleyball's season ended in triumph, as the Cougars defeated Temperance Bedford 3-0 in the Class A state final at Kellogg Arena.
The Cougars won 25-22, 25-21 and 26-24 to sweep all eight of the opponetns they faced in the postseason.
"I'm just so happy they left it out there," Dakota coach Tracie Ferguson said. "Day in, day out, they worked hard. We did it."
Dakota junior Carli Snyder was happy to pick up the win for her coach.
"It feels amazing," she said. "It feels great to do this for Traci. "We're the first state champion (for) Dakota that's girls sports. It's incredible to give our school that."
Snyder had 31 kills for Dakota; teammate Megan Downey contributing 19 digs.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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