Albion spikers romp in Class B2 semis
Rebounding quickly from an 8-1 deficit at the outset, No. 2 seed Albion romped to a 25-18, 25-14, 25-6 victory over visiting No. 3 East Aurora this evening in the Section VI Class B2 semifinals.
Kelsee Soule had 13 spiking kills and 9 digs, Chanyce Powell 9 kills and 3 aces, Meghan Hurley 16 assists, 3 aces and 2 kills and Olivia Neidert 10 assists to lead the way for Albion which will face either No. 1 Depew or No .4 Cheektowaga in the B2 title match next Tuesday at Lockport at 8 p.m.
Breaking away from a 17-17 deadlock, Albion regained the lead for good in the opening set as Powell served up points 18-20 registering aces for both points 19 and 20.
Mallory Broda then quickly closed out the set by serving up points 22-25 as Soule registered kills to polish off points 23 and 25.
Keeping the momentum, Albion used two big scoring runs to key the second set win. Hurley served up points 3-8, a run which featured two kills and a block by Powell, and Ashley Bocach scored points 16-21.
The Purple Eagles wasted little time in closing out the win by rolling to a 25-6 win in the third set. Powell served up points 5-10, a run which featured kills by Aleah Foos and Soule; Neidert scored points 13-18, a run capped off by a kill by Soule, and Bocach served up points 20-23, a run started with a kill by Soule and finished with a block by Powell.
Another kill by Powell polished off point 24 and Morgan Ferris followed up by serving an ace for the st and match winner.
Albion is now 18-1 overall on the season.