Medina spikers best rival Roy-Hart

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 October 2017 at 9:39 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Je’ne Brown registers a spike kill during the Mustangs win over host Roy-Hart this evening.

Rebounding from an opening set loss and taking the clinching set in overtime, Medina downed host Roy-Hart 15-25, 25-21, 25-11, 28-26 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.

Getting five spiking kills from Skyler Christopher and two from Aspen Moore, Roy-Hart posted a 25-15 win in the opening set.

Camri King serves up a point for Medina.

However, Medina battled back to knot the match by taking the second set 25-21 as Je/ne Brown had five kills, Elle Gross two and Camri King and Maddie Williams one each. King also served appoints 18-20 and Williams 22-23 to help the Mustangs close out the win.

Keeping the momentum and dominating at the net with a dozen spiking kills, Medina romped to a 25-11 win in the third set for a 2-1 lead in the match.

Brown erupted for seven kills to lead that surge as Williams added three and Gross and King one each.

The decisive final set was a great deal closer as down the stretch it was tied 22-22, 23-23, 24-24, 25-25 and 26-26 before Medina got the set and match winning final two points off serves by Williams. Brown’s fourth kill of the set polished off the go ahead 27th point.

Trailing 21-18 late in that set the Mustangs used kills by Brown and King along with an ace by Gross and a big return at the net for a point by Faith Henning to pull back even at 23-23.

Brown finished with a total of 19 kills as Williams had 8 and Gross and King 4 each.
Christopher and Moore both had six kills for Roy-Hart.

Medina is now 5-3 and Roy-Hart 4-3.

Both teams wore pink uniforms for the “Dig Pink” event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Wilson 17-25-25-25, Albion 25-15-22-17

Wilson (5-3) rallied from an opening set loss to defeat host Albion (0-7) in four sets 17-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-17.

Raechel Blasius had 6 kills, 5 aces and 13 digs, Izzy Dinse 5 blocks and 4 kills and Anna Frerichs 15 digs for Wilson.

Taylor Walczak had 8 kills, Haley Smith 7 kills and Breanda Johnson 14 assists, 5 digs and 2 aces for Albion.

Akron 25-25-25, Newfane 16-6-20

Defending champion Akron stayed unbeaten at 7-0 with a straight set win over Newfane which slips to 1-6.

Roy-Hart’s Maddie Ciemny sends the ball over the net. At the left for the Lady Rams is Jessi Wood.