Bianca Giglio

Posted On: 11/18/20 2:49 PM

It been a wild range of emotions over the last seven days for high school volleyball teams around the state of Michigan.

A total of 32 teams got enjoy the high of winning a regional championship last Thursday, knowing it would advance to the final week of the season.

That joy turned to sadness on Sunday night when the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services enforced a three-week epidemic order, forcing the shutdown of nonprofessional sports in the state.

The MHSAA had to oblige, putting the final week of the volleyball season on hold.

“We talked about it all year, that it was a possibility. Whether it was a shutdown, or someone on the team getting sick, we had to be mentally prepared for that,” St. Mary Catholic Central coach Karen O’Brien said. “My heart just breaks for the girls. That’s where my emotions have been.”

The MHSAA has stated it is committed to finishing the fall tournament. On Wednesday, it released a schedule if the order does in fact end on Dec. 8. In that case, the quarterfinals will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15, while the semifinals and finals will take place Dec. 17-19 from Kellogg Arena in

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