Albion spikers cap off 12-0 N-O title season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Brooke Wilson (2) spikes against Newfane’s Vicki Harrington during the champion Purple Eagles league finale win over the visiting Lady Panthers this evening.

Celebrating Senior Night in style, Albion rolled past visiting Newfane 25-18, 25-8, 25-15 this evening to complete a perfect 12-0 Niagara-Orleans League volleyball championship season.

Kelsee Soule had 9 service points, 5 spiking kills and 10 digs; Sara Millspaugh 7 points, 9 kills and 6 digs; Julissa Curcie 9 points and 6 digs; Brooke Wilson 9 points and Chanyce Powell 4 kills to lead Albion’s balanced attack.

“We’re very happy,” Albion coach Ann Capacci said of completing the undefeated N-O title campaign. “The big thing is we keep doing the little things and continue to focus on playing as a team.”

Albion jumped out to a quick 11-3 in the first set as Soule served up points 1-6, a run which included thee aces, and Powell followed up with points 9-11.

Two more kills by Powell, along with two by Soule and one each by Millspaugh and Meghan Hurley, helped the Purple Eagles close out the 25-18 win.

Albion again built up a 14-6 lead in the second set as Curcie served up points 6-10 and Millspaugh 12-14.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Julissa Curcie serves up a point for Albion.

Wilson then quickly closed out the set by putting together a run of eight straight service points (18-25).

Newfane jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the third set and kept even at 9-9 before Albion pulled away behind short bursts of service points by Hurley (11-12), Wilson (14-15) and Jasmyn Smith (18-19). Soule also had two kills and Millspaugh one during that stretch as the Purple Eagles pulled out to a 19-13 lead.

Ashlee Bocach closed out the set and the match for Albion by serving up points 23-25 as Wilson polished off the final point with a kills.

Newfane finishes the N-O season at 6-6.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Jasmyn Smith (17) sets up Wilson (2) as Newfane’s Autumn Richau (13) waits to defend.

Lyndonville 25-19-25-15, Wheatland-Chili 21-25-14-22
Lyndonville defeated visiting Wheatland-Chil in four sets in a Genesee Region League match Tuesday as Morgan Hugnerford had 6 kills and 5 aces, Cierra Riley 7 kilsl and 3 blocks and Heather Mufford 16 assists.

In another G-R match, Kendall defeated Oakfield-Alabama 25-16, 26-24, 24-26, 14-25, 25-23.