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Albion spikers claim tourney title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo By Cheryl Wertman – TOURNEY ACTION: Albion’s Sara Millspaugh (5) spikes against Medina defenders Molley Gross (10) and Nicole Blount (14) during today’s tournament won by the host Purple Eagles.

Photo By Cheryl Wertman – RIVALS MEET: Medina’s Jenna Carpenter (9) unleashes a spike as Meghan Hurley (6) and Chanyce Powell (10) defend for Albion during the pool play portion of the tourney. Moving in on the play is Emily Kams (7).

Coming from behind, the host Purple Eagles rallied to defeat Roy-Hart 22-25, 25-12, 15-7 this afternoon in the championship match of the annual Albion Volleyball Tournament.

Sara Millspaugh served up points 4-6 and Meghan Hurley 8-12 to spark Albion to a victory in the tie breaking third set.

The Purple Eagles pulled even by taking the second set 25-12 as Kelsee Soule served up a total of six points, Michaela Lake four, Hurley three and Chanyce Powell the final two. Soule had a total of 10 kills and 3 blocks in the match.

Albion defeated Newfane 25-19, 25-16 in the semifinals and Roy-Hart outlasted Medina 25-19, 25-27, 15-7.

In the preliminary pool play portion of the tournament, Albion defeated Oakfield-Alabama 25-10, 25-9; Lyndonville 25-6, 25-15 and Medina 25-19, 25-17.

Lake served up the final three points in the first set of the win over Medina.

In the second set, Albion rallied from a 13-10 deficit as Lake served up points 11-18 and Jasmyn Smith 21-25. Powell had spiking kills to polish off points 21 and 24 and Hurley a kill for the set and match winner.

Medina did grab a 9-6 lead in the first set as Jenna Carpenter scored points 7-9. The Mustangs also built up a 11-4 lead in the second set as Nicole Blount served up points 2-4 and Felisha Houseman 8-11.

Medina also defeated Oakfield-Alabama 25-16, 25-17 and split with Lyndonville 25-20, 12-25 in the other pool play matches. Lyndonville also downed Oakfield-Alabama 25-22, 25-19.

Roy-Hart advanced to the semifinals by defeating Newfane 25-12, 25-20; Pembroke 25-16, 25-14 and CSAT 25-8, 25-17.

Pembroke defeated Lyndonville for third place honors 25-19, 25-16.

The All-Tournament team included Souleand Carpenter along with, Roy-Hart’s Eliza Schwab, Newfane’s Claire Puff, Lyndonville’s Abigail Feldman and Oakfield-Alabama’s Kelsee Arroyo.