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Albion, Kendall, R-H spikers set for semis

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 October 2016 at 5:51 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman –  Kendall’s Chelsea Wright, left, and Albion’s Sierra Newton and their Lady Eagle and Purple Eagle teammates will be competing in the semifinal round of the sectional volleyball playoffs this week.

Coming off thrilling come-from-behind five set quarterfinal round victories, Albion and Kendall now face sectional semifinal volleyball playoff tests.

Seeded No. 3, Albion will visit No. 2 East Aurora in the Section VI Class B1 semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Albion advanced by rallying from a 2-1 set deficit to nip No. 6 Olean in the quarterfinals as senior Chanyce Powell had a huge night at the net with 30 spiking kills. East Aurora ousted No. 7 Depew in four sets.

The victor will face the winner of the No. 4 Cheektowaga vs. No. 1 Maryvale semi in the title match on Thursday at Sweet Home.

No. 2 seed Kendall will take on No. 6 Honeoye in the Section V Class D1 semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Livonia.

Kendall likewise had to rally from a 2-1 set deficit to down No. 7 Genesee Valley in the quarterfinals as Madison Rath had 15 kills and 2 blocks. Defending champion Honeoye ousted No. 3 Fillmore in straight sets.

The victor will face the winner of the No. 4 Hammondsport vs. No. 1 C G Finney semi in the title match on Saturday.

No. 6 Roy-Hart will visit No. 2 Alden in the Section VI Class B2 semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Lady Rams advanced by besting Buffalo Arts in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

The victor will face the winner of the No. 5 Springville vs. No. 1 City Honors semi in the finals on Thursday at Sweet Home.