Kendall spikers prep for title defense

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Getting set to lead Kendall into the defense of its Genesee Region League Division 1 volleyball title are these key members of the Lady Eagles squad. They include Katie Richardson, Kali Haskins, Chelsea Wright, Carley Lester, Taylor Kingsbury and Sarah Pearson.

Anchored by a good group of veterans, Kendall is preparing to defend its Genesee Region League Division 1 volleyball title.

The Lady Eagles key players include seniors Katie Richardson, Kali Haskins, Carley Lester, Taylor Kingsbury, junior Sarah Pearson and sophomore Chelsea Wright.

Wright anchors the Lady Eagles lineup from her outside hitter position while Pearson steps into the key setter position. Kingsbury is returning to volleyball after playing soccer last fall.

Wright, Lester and Richardson are serving as team captains.

“We lost a number of starters to graduation but we have a lot of girls that we are looking to to step right in and fill those shoes,” said Coach Morgan Engelbert.”Our ultimate goal is to be among the top couple of teams in the division and repeat as champs. I’m excited about the season. They are working very well together and it is a close knit group that is very positive.”

The Lady Eagles are set to begin the G-R season at home on September 4 against Attica.

Kendall went 9-0 against G-R Division 1 opponents last season. The Lady Eagles compiled a 9-5 league and 12-8 overall record.

Kendall’s Schedule

Sept. 4 – Attica, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 – at Holley, 11 a.m.
Sept. 8 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 – at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 – Alexander, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 – Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Rochester Career Mentoring Charter, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Notre Dame ,6:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 – Holley, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 – at Webster Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 – Pavilion, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 – at Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 – Oakfield-Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 – Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 – Webster Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 – at Alexander, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 – Charlotte, 5 p.m.
Oct. 16 – Rochester Career Mentoring Charter, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 – at Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.