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Albion, Medina spikers roll in sectional openers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Kelsee Soule spikes over an Amherst defender during the Purple Eagles sectional opening win this evening.

No. 2 seed Albion posted a 25-10, 25-11, 25-20 victory over visiting No. 15 Amherst this evening the opening round of the Section VI Class B playoffs.

In Class C1, No. 6 Medina bested visiting No. 11 Lackawanna 25-15, 25-13, 25-7.

Chanyce Powell had 11 spiking kills and 3 service aces, Meghan Hurley 4 kills and 4 aces, Kelsee Soule 7 aces and 3 kills and Aleah Foos 3 kills to lead the way for Albion which stays unbeaten at 18-0.

Soule served Albion out to a quick 7-0 lead in the first set registering 4 aces during the 6 point run (2-7).

Albion’s Emilie Barleben sets a ball for Aleah Foss to spike.

Kassidy Hastings added service points 14-16, Soule 19-21 and Hurley 22-24 as Powell’s fourth kill of the set polished off the 25th point.

Hurley then had huge run of 11 straight service ponts (6-16) to spark Albion out to a commanding 16-2 lead in the second set. The run included 2 service aces and 3 kills by Powell.

Powell then served Albion out to a 12-3 lead in the third set by scoring six straight points (7-12), a run which included two aces. She also polished off the set and match winning 25th point with a kill.

The Purple Eagles will next host a quarterfinal match on Monday against the winner of the No. 10 Iroquois vs. No. 7 Kenmore East match.

Je’ne Brown spikes for Medina which defeated visiting Lackawanna this evening in the sectional opener.

Medina 25-25-25
Lackawanna 15-13-7

Je’ne Brown had 6 kills, Emily Kams 4, Carley Schultz 3 and Molley Gross and Lexie Sargent 2 each to lead Medina at the net in the straight set victory over Lackawanna.

Sargent also had 5 aces, Kams 3, Liz Newman and Brandi Guild 2 each and Brown and Schultz 1 each. Kams also had 13 assists.

Cssie Sargent served up points 15-22 in the opening set as Guild scored the game winner.

Kams then scored points 8-13 and 23-25 in the second set.

In the deciding third set, Brown served up points 10-18 and Newman 21-25.

Medina next visits No. 3 Akron at 6 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals.

Newfane 25-25-25
Tonawanda 12-18-12

Also in Class C1, No. 8 Newfane defeated No. 9 Tonawanda 25-12, 25-18, 25-12 as Sarah McGhee had 11 kills and 5 aces, Faith Morgan 9 kills and 4 digs, Megan Froman 10 digs and Amber Hasley 4 kills and 4 digs.

Section V

Lyons defeated visiting Kendall 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 and HAC downed visiting Lyndonville 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 in the opening round of the Section V playoffs.