Albion spikers down Roy-Hart
Two overtime set wins keys Medina past Wilson
Big stretch runs in each of the first two sets keyed undefeated (9-0) league leading Albion to a 25-17, 25-18, 25-9 victory over host Roy-Hart (5-3) this evening in a Niagara-Orleans volleyball match.
Breaking away from a 14-14 tie in the opening set, Albion got service back on a spiking kill by Kaitlyn VanSkiver and then closed out the set behind four point runs of service points by Chanyce Powell (points 16-19) and Kassidy Hastings (22-25), a run which featured three service aces. Aleah Foos had a spiking kill in each run.
Roy-Hart had tied the set at 11-11 after a four point run of points by Skyler Christopher, a run which started with an ace.
Likewise in the second set, Albion broke away from a tight 16-15 score behind a key run of five straight points by Kelsee Soule (17-21), a run which included two aces and was capped off by a kill by Meghan Hurley.
Foos registered a kill to polish off the set winning point.
Roy-Hart had pulled into a brief 15-15 tie after a three point run of points by Olivia Vorholzer.
Up 8-5, Albion pulled away in the decisive third set as Hastings served up points 9-12, a run which included three aces, and Soule scored points 15-19, a run which featured two aces and kills by VanSkiver and Hurley vaulting the Purple Eagles out to a commanding 19-7 advantage.
Hurley then served up points 21 and 22, Caitlyn Snook had a kill for point 23 and Cameron Tucker scored points 24 and 25 to close out the win.
Soule had 6 aces and 4 kills, Hastings 6 aces, Powell 4 kills and 3 blocks, Foos 4 kills and 1 block, Hurley 3 kills and 2 aces and VanSkiver 2 aces and 2 kills on the night.
Medina edged past visiting Wilson in a tight three set match which featured a pair of overtime sets 26-24, 25-22, 26-24.
Lexi Neuman served up the first six points and the last three points in the opening set for Medina.
The Mustangs then rallied from a 14-2 deficit to take the second set as Carley Schultz served up points 4-9 and 22-25.
Emily Kams then polished off the decisive third set by serving up the final two points in overtime registering an ace for the set and match winner.
Molley Gross had 5 kills and 1 block and Je’ne Brown 4 kills and 2 blocks to led Medina at the net.
Kams and Schultz both registered 3 aces.
Medina regains the .500 mark at 4-4 while Wilson slips to 2-6.