Lyndonville spikers best Holley, Kendall wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 October 2017 at 10:33 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Nicole Mrzywka and Lyndonville’s Carlie Russo go up against each other at the net during the host Lady Tigers win over the Lady Hawks this evening.

Finishing with a flurry, Lyndonville used a big fourth set surge to complete a 25-22, 27-25, 22-25, 25-9 victory over visiting Holley this evening in a Genesee Region League volleyball match.

Leading by a narrow 8-7 margin, Lyndonville began to pull away in the fourth set as Hannah Despard served up points 9-11 including a pair of aces and a spiking kill by Cassie Maynard.

Lyndonvlle got the ball right back on a kill by Alecia Hinkson and then Natalie Ostrowski broke the set wide open for the Lady Tigers by putting together a marathon run of 11 straight service points (13-23). She had two aces during that run which was highlighted by five kills by Hinkson giving the Lady Tigers a commanding 23-8 lead.

Hinkson then polished off the set and the match by serving up an ace for the final point.

Holley’s Jocelyn Chilton returns a serve.

Lyndonville also got off to a fast start jumping out to a 16-5 lead in the opening set as Paige Gardner served up points 1-7, Josephine Joy 9-11 and Miranda Lembcke 14-15 as Carlie Russo had two kills during that stretch and Lembcke and Maynard one each.

However, Holley came battling back to close the gap to one at 22-21 and again at 23-22 as Allison Howard served up points 8-11, Ava Kohut 14-15 and Cory Spychalski 19-21.

Lyndonville though turned back the challenge as Russo had a kill for point 23 and Joy a kill for the set winning 25th point.

Holley turned the tables in the second set building up a 16-8 advantage as Kelsie Johnstone served up points 5-9, Howard 11-13 and Kohut registered 3 kills.

This time it was Lyndonville’s turn to battle back as two kills by Russo, along with one each by Lembcke and Skyler Lear, combined with a four point runs of service points (15-18) by Lembcke helped to rally the Lady Tigers back into a 20-20 tie.

Holley went back up 24-21 on a pair of points by Kohut, including an ace, but Lyndonville quickly retied the set at 24-24 on a kill by Maynard and an ace by Ostrowski.

The Lady Hawks took their last lead at 25-23 on a kill by Nicole Mrzywka.

However, the last three points and the overtime set win belonged to Lyndonville as Joy served up the final two notching an ace for the set winner.

Holley though stayed alive in the match by rebounding for a win in the third set building up s big 20-12 advantage as Angela Weaver served up points 5-8 and Kohut 14-18, including a pair of aces.

Lyndonville did rally back to within two at 24-22 after a four point run by Ostrowski (19-22) but the Lady Tigers would get no closer.

The Lady Tigers though bounced right back to take the decisive fourth set keyed by seven spiking kills by Hinkson and the big string of 11 straight service points by Ostrowski.

Hinkson finished with a total of 9 kills for the Lady Tigers as Maynard had 5, Lembcke and Russo 4 and Lear and Joy 3.  Ostrowski led the way at the serve line with 6 aces as Despard had 4 and Lembcke and Joy 2.
Kohut had 5 aces and 3 kills for Holley.

Kendall 16-25-25-25, Pembroke 25-10-23-10
Kendall finished the regular season at 9-9 by downing Pembroke in four sets 16-25, 25-10, 25-23, 25-10 as Jenna Regan had 14 kills and 3 blocks, Sunni Brice 11 assists, Brittney Marks 7 digs and 5 assists, Jessica Coble 7 digs and 2 aces, Kelly Mayes 3 kills and Anna Oakley 3 kills.

Amanda Knauss had 8 kills, 7 aces and 2 blocks for Pembroke.

Byron-Bergen 25-25-25, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 17-11-15
Lauren Burke had 9 kills and 19 aces, Madison Farnsworth 7 kills and 1 ace and Catherine Brumsted 3 aces and 2 kills to lead undefeated (12-0, 15-0) Byron-Bergen to a straight set G-R victory over Oakfield-Alabama/Elba (11-1, 14-2).

Lyndonville’s Skyler Lear spikes the ball as Carlie Russo and Hannah Despard back up the play.