ISHPEMING, Mich. — Carney-Nadeau advanced to the Michigan Class D volleyball Sweet Sixteen on Tuesday with a decisive victory over Forest Park.

The Wolves defeated the Trojans 25-12, 25-16, 25-15 in a regional semifinal at Ishpeming Westwood High School.

“I thought the kids did a great job defensively tonight,” Wolves coach Steve Kedsch said. “Very happy. I thought we played very solid tonight.”

Carney-Nadeau advanced to play on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Westwood against Munising, a 3-0 winner over Lake Linden-Hubbell in Tuesday’s other regional semi.

The Wolves led throughout against Forest Park. They neutralized the Trojans’ front line height and blocking ability with strong outside hitting, especially by Sarah Jackson and Breanne Bedgood.

“We were swinging hard, and our outside hitters, they were hitting balls off their blocks tonight,” Kedsch said.

Carney-Nadeau misfired on just five of 73 serves.

“We put a lot of pressure on their serve receive when we do that,” according to Kedsch. “Serving’s been our friend this year.”

Talisha McCullough had 13 assists and seven digs for the Wolves. Sara Sivula hit six kills and she had 15 digs and two blocks. Jackson had seven kills and 10 digs and Alanis Harris had 23 digs. Bedgood contributed three aces, 11 kills and 16 digs. Layla Blahnik-Thoune chipped in with seven kills, 16 assists and 14 digs.

Thursday’s winner advances to the state quarterfinals. The Wolves lost 3-0 to Munising this season.

“I didn’t think we played one of our best games, so we’re hoping we can give them our ‘A’ game and see what happens,” Kedsch said.