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Roy-Hart spikers rally past Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 September 2019 at 9:43 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s duo of Jamie Seib (5) and Maddie Ciemny (20) go high to try and block a spike by Albion’s Alexa Grandy as Logan Conlon backs up the play. The action took place during the host Lady Rams win over the Purple Eagles this evening.

Rebounding from an opening set loss, Roy-Hart rallied to defeat visiting Albion 22-25, 25-20, 25-9, 25-19 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.

Albion got off to a quick start bouncing back from an a 14-8 deficit to take the opening set as Breanda Johnson served up points 9-15 (2 aces), Rylee Pearles 20-23 (2 aces) and Eowyn Pate registered an ace for the set winner.

However, Roy-Hart pulled even by taking the second set as a key six point run of service points by Maddie Ciemny (14-19) put the Lady Rams ahead to stay.

Keeping the momentum, Roy-Hart took the third set for a 2-1 lead in the match as Alexis Connolly had a big run of eight straight service points (10-17 including 2 aces) to give the Lady Rams a 17-6 lead.

Samantha Capen tacked on points 21-22 and Ciemny served up the final two points registering an ace for No. 24 as Alex Stern had a spiking kill for No. 25.

Breaking away from a 13-13 deadlock, Roy-Hart took the lead for good in the match clinching fourth set behind a key run of five straight service points by Capen (14-18). She had 2 aces and Samantha Albright had a spike kills and a block to policy off two points.

Albion did cut the deficit to one at 18-17 after a three point run of points by Maya Knaak but could not pull even.

Albright served up points 21-23 to put Roy-Hart up 23-18 and Renee Lehman registered an ace for the set and match winning point.

Connolly finished with a total of 13 service points (6 aces), Ciemny 11 points (2 aces) and Albright 8 points (3 aces). Albright, Ciemny, and Kali Scharping each had 5 kills and Marissa Scott 3.

To see Albion rally for a point, click here.

To see Roy-Hart rally for a point, click here.

Wilson 25-25-25, Medina 17-7-17
Medina dropped a straight set 25-17,25-7, 25-17 decision at Wilson in another N-O match.

Elle Gross and Devin Griffin both had 4 kills for Medina as Jordan Lugo and Emma Carson each had 4 assists.

In the other N-O opener, defending champion Akron defeated Newfane 25-11, 25-18, 25-22.

Kendall 25-25-25, Rochester Academy 7-7-18
Kendall defeated visiting Rochester Academy 25-7, 25-7, 25-18 in a non league match.

Autumn Woodward went 17-17 from the service line with 14 aces and 3 kills. Sara Mattle added 4 kills and 2 aces, Brittney Marks had 8 digs, 5 aces, 3 assists, and 3 kills, and Madison Shonitsky contributed 6 assists and 2 kills for Kendall.

Albion’s Alexa Grandy spikes the ball as Maddie Ciemny and Samantha Albright get set to defend for Roy-Hart.