Albion spikers claim tourney title

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

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Kelsee Soule sets over the net during the Purple Eagle home court tournament win today.

The host Purple Eagles went undefeated today to capture top honors at the annual Albion volleyball tournament.

Albion defeated Akron 25-22, 25-14 in the championship match of the Gold Division to complete an undefeated run through the tournament.

Albion defeated Pembroke 25-13, 25-10 in the semifinals while Akron downed Roy-Hart 25-15, 25-22.

Medina, which finished third overall in the tourney, defeated Newfane 25-15, 25-17 to win the Silver Division.

In the semifinals, Medina defeated Lyndonville 25-15, 25-17 while Newfane nipped Oakfield-Alabama 25-20, 26-24.

Albion’s trio of Kelsee Soule, Meghan Hurley and Chanyce Powell led the All-Tournament team which also included Roy-Hart’s Bea Bacon, Akron’s Tayden Printup and Pembroke’s Sami Quaranto.

Roy-Hart’s Savoy Laubacker returns a serve. Backing up the play for the Lady Rams are Morgan Mathews (1) and Denise Ulrich (9).


Medina had four place finishers at the West Seneca Invitational cross-country meet today.

In the varsity race Holly Heil placed 11th and Daniel Heil 12th.

In the varsity B race, Sabrina Quiros placed 7th and Hannah Heil 8th.