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By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 August 2016 at 1:42 pm
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Photo by Mike Wertman – Roy-Hart’s large veteran group includes, in front, Victoria Stanczyk, Kayla May and Sydnie Oetinger. In back are Skyler Christopher, Aspen Moore, Brianna Brewer, Bea Bacon and Olivia Vorholzer.

After two years of building Roy-Hart boasts a large contingent of eight returnees with which to contend for top Niagara-Orleans League volleyball honors this season.

Seniors Bea Bacon, who earned first team N-O All-League honors and Brianna Brewer, a second team selection, along with junior Olivia Vorholzer, an Honorable Mention pick, head Roy-Hart’s veteran group.

That group also includes seniors Kayla May and Victoria Stanczyk along with juniors Sydnie Oetinger and Skyler Christopher and sophomore Aspen Moore.

Another sophomore, Paige Dent, also looks to contribute.

“They’re seasoned,” said Coach Bill Holahan. “Two years ago we were green. Last year we made progress so this should be the strongest of the three years. We’re feeling pretty good about this group. We’ve got good balance.”

Roy-Hart, which went 7-5 in N-O competition last season, will open league competition at defending champion Albion on September 7.

September: 1 – at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.; 6 – Lyndonville, 6:30 p.m.; 7 – at Albion, 6:30 p.m.; 9 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m.; 10 – at Albion Tournament, 8 a.m.; 13 – Medina, 6:30 p.m.; 15 – Akron, 6:30 p.m.; 19 – at Newfane, 6:30 p.m.; 22 – at Wilson, 6:30 p.m.; 29 – Albion, 6:30 p.m..
October: 5 – at Medina, 6:30 p.m.; 7 – at Akron, 6:30 p.m.; 12 – at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, 6:30 p.m.; 14 – Newfane, 6:30 p.m.; 15 – at North Tonawanda Tournament, 8 a.m. 18 – Wilson, 6:30 p.m.; 21 – at Medina, 6:30 p.m.