HOWELL — Howell volleyball coach Jayne Williams couldn’t remember when the last time her Highlanders had beaten Hartland.
But she was excited about her teams 3-1 win over the Eagles on Tuesday night in the KLAA West opener for both teams.
“We’re very excited,” she said. “We felt it early and we found a way to get it done.”
The Highlanders won 25-15, 17-25, 25-20 and 25-16, their first win over the Eagles since Oct. 6, 2011.
It was Williams’ first win over the Eagles in five seasons as Howell coach.
Jessica Krakowiak had eight kills while Selina Frantti and Ivy Earl added six apiece for Howell (6-3-1 overall). Laura Kilpela added 26 digs.
Brighton 3, Howell 0
HOWELL — The Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 KLAA West) outshot the Highlanders 16-2 in the victory.
Mason Rozman, Charlie Sharp and Bailey Rydberg each scored for Brighton, while Riley Radwanski-Gallas earned his fourth shutout of the season in net. The Bulldogs play at Okemos on Saturday.
Hartland 8, Pinckney 0
PINCKNEY — Brady Walker scored five goals and had an assist for the Eagles (9-1-2, 1-0-1) and Corey White scored the other three Hartland goals.
Denton Paul had three assists and Steven Bentley had two for Hartland.
Portland 6, Fowlerville 2
PORTLAND — Bryant Martin, at No. 2 singles, and the No. 3 doubles team of Hunter Wilson and John Gormley were victorious for the Glads (4-1), who lost their CAAC White opener.