Gabriel Richard Catholic swept host Allen Park Cabrini 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) on Tuesday night in the opening round of Division 3, District 88.
With the win over the rival Monarchs, the Pioneers moved on to face Ecorse on Thursday in a semifinal, back at Cabrini, at 7 p.m. The winner will play either Taylor Prep or Dearborn Heights Star International on Saturday at 10 a.m. for the championship.
For the Pioneers, Bella Kandes finished with two aces, seven kills and five digs while teammate Madelyn Szczechowski came away with five kills, three aces, 30 assists and three digs.
Richard’s Jenna Demarco wrapped up the night with six kills and one block while Paige Wlodkowski and Catie Schultz both had five kills and Olivia Coleman had a pair of aces. In addition, Wlodkowski and Coleman each had one assist.
Cabrini’s Bridget Villarreal finished the match with seven kills while Abby Formella and Emma DelCotto each had three kills. Also for the Monarchs, Lindsey Gutt had three kills and three blocks while Mary Schantz came away with four kills and one block and Mackenzie Schick wrapped up with 18 digs.