Albion spikers claim tourney title
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.