Huron did what it had to do on Wednesday night but you can be sure the River Rats will be working on a few things during Thursday’s practice. Huron made quick work of visiting Pinckney in a three-set sweep in a semifinal game to earn a trip to Friday’s championship match.
The River Rats won 25-19, 25-21, 25-20 in a match they were never really challenged. But the mark of a good team is never being satisfied and Huron was satisfied with the outcome but not necessarily how they got there.
“We played alright, but we made some mistakes tonight,” said Toney Cummer, now in his 16th year as head coach at Huron. “We played with confidence which is always good to see but we were a little flat. We hadn’t played since Saturday but we will be ready by Friday.”
Cummer said there will be no need for a pregame speech to get his club up for Friday’s game (6 p.m.) with Skyline. The Eagles rallied from two sets down to shock Dexter in the later semifinal game on Wednesday to advance to the finals.
“We have a history with them and they will bring their best against us,” Cummer said. “They know a lot of the players, they are friends with some and play club with them so both teams will be up for the challenge.”
Cummer said the match will come down to which team makes the fewest mistakes.
“The key will be limiting each other’s big weapons,” he said. “Skyline is a tough team. We beat them twice before they got us here in our place. We will watch some video on them (Thursday) but the key for us is taking care of our side of the net.”
Cummer said the two teams are “evenly matched.”
“Both teams have really good players outside of the big hitters,” he said. “We have three really good hitters and a setter who does a great job distributing the ball. Our middles also do a good job and our backcourt is solid. So we are confident where we are right now heading into Friday.”