Early rally ignited Lyndonville spikers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 October 2017 at 7:32 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Cassidy Boyce dives to make a return during the Lady Tigers win over visiting RAC this evening as Hannah Despard and Skyler Lear back up the play.

A big comeback win in the opening set sparked Lyndonville to a 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 victory over visiting Rochester Academy Charter this evening in a non league volleyball match.

Trailing 18-7, Lyndonville rallied to take the opening set as Hannah Despard served up points 9-12, a run which included 2 aces and a spiking kill by Alecia Hinkson, and Natalie Ostrowski scored points 14-20, including 6 aces, to rally the Lady Tigers into a 20-20 tie.

Lyndonville then took five of the next six points to claim the win as kills by Despard and Paige Gardner polished off points 21 and 23 and aces by Hinkson and Cassie Maynard finished off points 22 and 25.

Paige Gardner serves up a point for Lyndonville.

Keeping the momentum, Lyndonville jumped out to an early 7-2 lead in the second set after Maynard served up 4 straight aces.

However, this time  it was RAC which came battling back to take leads of 16-15 and 18-17.

Lyndonville though turned back the challenge to again take five of the final six points as Skyler Lear served up points 22-24, a run which included an ace and a kill by Hinkson. Another kill by Carlie Russo then polished off  the set winner to give the Lady Tigers a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.

The third set proved to be a little closer to the first as Lyndonville had to rally from deficits of 16-12, 18-13 and 20-15 to claim the win.

A spike kill by Cassidy Boyce for point 16 and an ace by Maynard for point 17 ignited the Lady Tigers comeback.

Joyce Stamp followed up by serving points 18-21, a run which featured a pair of kills by Russo.

The Lady Tigers then closed out the set and the match by scoring four of the final five points as Boyce had a kill for point 22.

Hinkson, Maynard and Russo each finished with 5 kills. Maynard also had 6 aces, Hinkson 5 and Gardner 3 as Depard added 13 digs and Russo 2 blocks.

Lyndonville improves to 6-8 on the season.

Lyndonville’s Carlie Russo blocks a spike attempt by RAC’s Tylasia Weaver.