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Akron spikers post key win over Medina; Lyndonville rolls to non league victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 September 2018 at 8:42 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Brandi Guild dives for a service return as Elle Gross moves in. The action took place during the Mustangs loss to visiting Akron this evening.

Taking over sole possession of first place, defending champion Akron scored a 25-14, 19-25, 25-13, 25-14 victory over host Medina this evening in a key early season Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.

Akron stays perfect at 4-0 while Medina slips to 2-1.

Leading by a narrow 12-11 margin, Akron took charge in the opening set behind a run of 8 straight service points (13-20) by Daisy Abrams.

Medina did rebound to knot the match by taking the second set as Je’ne Brown served up points 6-11 and Maddie Williams registered aces for points 13 and 14 to help the Mustangs build up a 15-5 advantage. Aces by Kharise Johnson and Camri King along with kills by Williams and Brown then helped to polish off the set.

Akron though regained the lead in the match for good by taking the third set as Jessie Jonathan served up points 3-10 and Jaynie Sundown 12-16 vaulting the Lady Tigers out to a commanding 16-3 lead. Darion Jonathan had 5 kills during that stretch.

The Lady Tigers then polished off the victory by taking the fourth set as Helena Hill had 3 kills and Darion Jonathan served up points 9-13, including a pair of aces, giving Akron a 13-5 lead. Sundown tacked on points 19-22, including 2 aces and Hill and Darion Jonathan followed up with kills to help close out the set and the match.

Lyndonville 25, 25, 25, RAC 10-12-7
Alicia Hinkson had 5 kills and 8 digs, Natalie Ostrowski 5 aces and 12 assists and Cassidy Boyce 3 kills and 8 aces to lead Lndonville to a straight set win over host Rochester Academy Charter in a non league match.

Roy-Hart 25, 25, 25 Newfane 15, 19,17
Ella Brown had 5 kills and 2 blocks, Aspen Moore 2 kills and 6 points, Kristina Burdick 9 assists and Paige Dent 6 assists to lead Roy-Hart (3-1) to a straight set win over host Newfane (1-3) in another N-O match.

Wilson 17-25-16-25-30, Albion 25-10-25-23-28
Improving to 1-2, Wilson outlasted host Albion (0-4) in five sets winning the decisive final set in overtime 30-28 in a marathon N-O contest.

Kacey Taylor had 9 aces, Izzy Dinse 8 kills and Maddy Seeley 19 assists to lead the way for Wilson.

Sierra Newton had 13 kills and 22 digs, Natalie Lathrop 14 kills and Breanda Johnson 32 assists for Albion.

The Medina duo of Camri King and Je’ne Brown go up to block a spike by Akron’s Darion Jonathan.