R-P volleyball players

The Reeths-Puffer volleyball team, playing without some injured teammates, fell 3-0 to Zeeland West on Tuesday in an O-K Green conference battle.

The set scores were 12-25, 19-25, 13-25. 

“With two of our middle hitters injured, we mixed some things up to make ourselves as competitive as possible, but it was not enough tonight,” said R-P Coach Justin Birr. “We were outskilled and outsmarted when it came to attacking. Our defense played well, but we couldn’t put up consistent enough sets and attacks to counter West’s attack.”

Madisyn Dykema had 11 kills for the Rockets while Sophia Hekkema added five. Lauren Nelson and Megan Barmes paced the defense with six digs apiece.

The Rockets will have a major challenge on Thursday when they host Mona Shores in another conference battle.