Roy-Hart spikers outlast Albion in marathon
Niagara-Orleans League volleyball action got underway this evening with a marathon match as Roy-Hart outlasted host Albion in five sets 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, 21-25, 25-12.
Albion jumped out to a big lead at the outset of the decisive fifth set as Breanda Johnson served up points 1-8.
However, Roy-Hart came battling back to quickly rally into a 16-9 lead as Alyssa Kubas served up points 2-5 and Kristina Burdick 7-16, a key run which included 2 spiking kills and a block by Aspen Moore, who had a total of 17 kills on the evening.
Keeping the momentum, the Lady Rams then closed out the set and the match as Maddie Ciemny served up points 18-20, Moore 22-24 and Kubas had a kill to polish off the set and match winning point. Moore also had 2 kills during that late spurt.
Albion though grabbed an early lead in the match as Johnson served up points 21-24 and Haley Smith registered a kill for point 25 giving the Purple Eagles the 25-21 win in the opening set.
Roy-Hart pulled even by taking the second set 25-16 as Kubas scored points 1-6 and Emilia Peracciny 10-12 to give the Lady Rams an early 12-2 lead.
The Lady Rams kept rolling into a 2-1 match lead by taking the third set 25-18 as Moore snapped a 16-16 tie with a kill and then Burdick served up points 18-22 and Peracciny 24-25.
However, Albion sent the match to the limit by taking the fourth set 25-21 knotting the contest at 2-2.
Rylee Pearles served up points 6-11 to give Albion an early 11-6 lead.
Roy-Hart did rally back to tie the contest at 17-17, 18-18 and 19-19, the last two deadlocks coming off kills by Kubas and Moore.
Albion though withstood the challenge as Conlon served up points 21-24, including a pair of aces, to help the Purple Eagles close out the win and send the contest to a decisive fifth set.
The serving of Burdick, Ciemny and Moore along with the spiking of Moore then keyed Roy-Hart to a 25-12 victory in that decisive final set.
The Wilson at Medina match was postponed due to the heat.