Albion spikers down Roy-Hart

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Two overtime set wins keys Medina past Wilson

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – The Albion duo of Meghan Hurley (6) and Chanyce Powell (10) try to block a spike by Roy-Hart’s Savoy Laubacker during the visiting Purple Eagles win over the Lady Rams this evening.

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.

Roy-Hart’s Bea Bacon attempts to spike over Chanyce Powell.

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.

Albion’s Kaitlyn VanSkiver spikes over Roy-Hart’s Skyler Christopher.

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.

Roy-Hart’s Olivia Vorholzer returns a serve.

Medina 26-25-26
Wilson 24-22-24

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.