Mustangs spikers down rival Purple Eagles
Rebounding from an overtime loss in the second set, Medina took the next two sets to down host Albion 25-21, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.
It marked the first time in a dozen years that Medina has defeated Albion in N-O competition. The Mustangs last league wins over the Purple Eagles were a home-and-home sweep during the 2005 season.
Leading by a narrow 11-8 margin, Medina pulled away in the pivotal third set as Maddie Williams served up points 12-15 and Alyssa Beyer 17-22 to put the Mustangs in command 22-9.
Grace Masse then registered back-to-back service aces to complete the 25-10 win and give Medina a 2-1 lead in the match.
Medina then closed out the win by taking the fourth set as Masse served up points 3-7, a run highlighted by 2 spiking kills by Je’ne Brown and an ace, and Beyer points 10-13, which included a kill by Williams, to put the Mustang on top to stay at 12-3.
Albion did rally back to within four at 13-9 as Emani Poole served up points 13-9.
Medina though pulled away for good on a kill by Brown for point 17 followed by a four point run of service points by Masse for a 21-13 Mustangs lead.
Beyer served up the final two points to close out the set 25-15 and the match.
Medina also got off to a quick start taking the openning set 25-21 as Masse had a pair of key late service points to put the Mustangs up 24-19.
Albion though bounced back to even the match with an overtime in in the second set as Johnson served up points 10-12 and 23-24 and Snook 14-16.
Brown finished with a total of 8 kills for Medina as Camri King and Williams both had 3.
Snook had 7 kills and 2 aces and Smith 9 kills for Albion.
Medina is now 2-2 and Albion 0-4 in N-I action.
Roy-Hart 25-25-22-25, Newfane 18-21-25-17
Aspen Moore had 10 kills, 7 blocks and 12 digs; Skyler Christopher 12 kills and 2 aces; Olivia Vorholtzer 14 points including 8 aces and 7 kills and Jessi Wood 6 kills and 6 points to lead Roy-Hart (2-2) past Newfane (1-3) in four sets.