Roy-Hart and Medina romp in volleyball sectional openers; will meet in semis

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 May 2021 at 7:47 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Samantha Albright spikes through the block attempt of Olmsted defender Vanessa Miller and Alexis Negron during the host Lady Rams sectional win this evening.

No. 4 seeded Roy-Hart rolled to a 25-13, 25-8, 25-19 win over visiting No. 5 Olmsted and No. 8 Medina romped to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-15 victory at top seeded Da’Vinci this evening in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class C1 volleyball playoffs.

The victories will now send Medina to Roy-Hart for a semifinal round match at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Roy-Hart 25-25-25, Olmsted 13-8-19

Alex Stern and Samantha Albright each had 6 spiking kills and Marissa Scott 5 service aces and 3 kills to lead the way for Roy-Hart.

Roy-Hart’s Allie Dent digs for a return.

The Lady Rams jumped out to commanding leads of 11-2 and 18-5 in the opening set as Scott served up points 2-6, Samantha Capen 8-11 and Albright 16-18.

Likewise in the second set Roy-Hart built up big leads of 11-1 and 21-6 as Scott served up points 2-8, Capen 9-11 and Samantha McIntyre 15-21.

In the match closing third set, which was closer, Scott served up points 2-8 and 18-20 to give the Lady Rams leads of 8-1 and 20-13.

Medina 25-25-25, Da’Vinci 9-10-15

Alex Strong and Amaya Cleveland both had 3 kills and Sydney Watts 2 to lead Medina at the net  while Ianah Drisdom had 8 aces and Devin Griffin and Evie Schultz 6 each to pace the Mustangs at the service line. Schultz, Lorelei Sanders and Ki’Mani Poole each added 3 assists.

Cleveland registered a kills for the winning 25th point in the second set while Drisdom served up 7 aces in the third set.

Akron 22-21-25-25-25, Fredonia 25-25-16-23-23

In another Class C 1 quarterfinal, No. 2 Akron rallied from a two set deficit to defeat visiting No. 7 Fredonia 22-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23.

Jessee Jonathan had 26 assists 7 kills and 3 aces, Ella Hill 16 kills, Sydney Hall 9 kills and 3 aces and Jayni Sundown 8 kills to lead the way for Akron.