Pembroke spikers rally past Lyndonville

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 April 2021 at 9:36 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Lorelei Dillenbeck tips the ball as Tia Stone (5) and Lucy Coniber (3) of Pembroke try for the block during this evening’s match at Lyndonville.

Rebounding from a two set deficit at the outset, Pembroke battled back to edge past host Lyndonville this evening in a five set Genesee Region League volleyball match.

Lyndonville jumped out to the big early lead by taking the first two sets by the identical score of 25-23.

However, Pembroke rallied to take the next three sets and the match by scores of 25-18, 25-19, 25-21.

Addison Dillenbeck served up eight points in a row (4-11), including three aces, to highlight Lyndonville’s win in the opening set.

Trailing 15-8 in the second set, a spiking kill by Tessa Heideman followed by four straight service points by Chloe Stinson sparked a Lyndonville rally. The Lady Tigers comeback also included two service points each by Lorelei Dillenbeck (18-19) and Gracie Johnson (21-22) as key plays at the net by Addison Dillenbeck polished off both points 24 and 25.

Pembroke’s Trinity Hummel makes a return as Lauren Filter (30) and Carly Cerasani (2) back up the play.

Pembroke though came battling back as two spiking kills by Trinity Hummel and one by Lucy Coniber, along with service aces by Coniber, Tia Stone and Jackie Neureuter, helped the Dragons build up a big 21-11 lead in the third set. Lyndonville could get no closer than 24-18 after that.

Keeping the momentum, Pembroke then tied the match by taking the fourth set as Coniber served up points 1-6 and Lauren Filter 12-14 to help the Dragons build up a 14-8 advantage. Lyndonville did pull back to within three at 16-13 but two kills by Kacie Perry and one by Carly Cerasani helped the Dragons lock up the win.

That set the stage for the deciding fifth set which saw Lyndonville jump out to leads of 11-6 and 14-11. Ella Lewis had two kills and Lorelei Dillenbeck one as Stinson and Cianna Button each chipped in with an ace to highlight that stretch.

Pembroke though rallied back into the lead for good at 16-14 as Coniber served up points 8-11, including two aces, and Stone 13-16 with an ace.

Kills by Perry and Hummel helped keep the Dragons up 19-16.

Lyndonville stayed within two at 21-19 but the Dragons answered with two clutch service aces by Hummel to maintain a 23-21 lead.

Pembroke finally closed out the set and the match as Tabitha Tebor registered a kill for point 24 and Coniber followed up with a service ace for the winning 25th point.

Byron-Bergen 25-22-25-25, Holley 20-25-17-16

Improving to 10-2, Byron-Bergen downed Holley in four sets 25-20, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16.

For B-B, Lexi Vurraro had 26 assists,  3 kills and 5 digs; Jorie Strzelecki  7 kills, 10 digs and 5 aces; Kelly Ireland  9 kills, 5 digs and 4 aces; Grace Huhn 9 kills, 7 digs and Sadie Cook 10 aces and 5 digs.

In another G-R match, Wheatland-Chili outlasted Kendall in five sets 17-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-21, 25-23.