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Wilson spikers edge Medina, Albion wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – NET ACTION: Medina’s Mandy McCauley (11) sets the ball as Wilson’s Megan DiLaura (4)readies for a block during this evening’s match won by the visiting Lakewomen.

In a sea-saw battle, Wilson outlasted host Medina 25-21, 20-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-18 this evening in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match.

In other N-O action, front-running Albion stayed undefeated at 6-0 at the halfway point of the season with a come-from-behind 19-25, 25-18, 25-11, 25-19 victory at Newfane.

Medina came from behind twice to force a decisive fifth set in which the Mustangs did grab an early 8-5 lead as Felisha Houseman served up points 1-3 and Emily Kams 7-8.

Wilson though answered with a key 13-3 run to move on top to stay at 18-11. Megan DiLaura served up points 7-9 and Emily Lasher 16-18 to lead that rally.

Medina stayed within five at 23-18 after back-to-back spike kills by Kams but the Mustangs could get no closer.

Wilson took the next two points to close out the match as a kill by Alex Bubar polished off the set winning point.

Wilson also got off to a quick start taking the opening set 25-21 as Alyssa Schlosser scored points 9-12 and Bubar 16-18 to help give the Lakewomen an 18-11 lead. Medina did rally back to within 22-20 but could get no closer.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – CLOSE CONTEST: Medina’s Jade Kenyon (2) spikes the ball against Wilson’s Emily Lasher (13).

Rebounding, the Mustangs knotted the match by taking the second set 25-20. Kams scored points 7-9, Jenna Carpenter 11-13 and Hailey Jakubowski 15-17 to help Medina build up a 17-10 lead.

Wilson did cut the deficit to 22-20 but Brittany Schultz came up with a key kill to give Medina a 23-20 lead and the ball. Carpenter capitalized to serve up the final two set winning points.

However, Wilson again moved out to a 2-1 lead by taking the third set 25-14 as Schlosser served up points 23-25.

Medina though again came battling back to tie the match by taking the fourth set 25-23.

Trailing 20-17, Medina pulled even on a run of three straight points by Jakubowski. The set was tied again at 21-21, 22-22 and 23-23 befre Medina scored the decisive last two points getting 24 on a side out and 25 on a serve by Emma Ambrose.

The last comeback in the marathon match though belonged to Wilson as the Lakewomen rebounded from an early 8-5 deficit in the fifth set to put together a decisive 13-3 run to key the 25-18 victory.

Ambrose had six kills on the night for Medina as Schultz and Nicole Blount each had five. Carpenter and Houseman both registered three aces.

The win boosts Wilson’s record to 4-2 while Medina slips to 2-4.

Albion 19-25-25-25, Newfane 25-18-11-19

NEWFANE – Rebounding from an opening set loss, Albion battle back to defeat Newfane 19-25, 25-18, 25-11, 25-19 to stay undefeated.

Kelsee Soule had 16 kills and Sara Millspaugh 9 to lead Albion at the net. Millspaugh also had 5 aces as Jasmyn Smith added 17 assists and Meghan Hurley 12.

Albion pulled even by taking the second set as Smith served up points 3-7 and Hurley 13-15 and 24-25.

The Purple Eagles then took the lead for good by winning the third set as Smith scored points 5-9, including four aces, and Millspaugh 12-20.

Closing out the match, Albion then took the fourth set as Chanyce Powell served up points 15-19 and Millspaugh 21-24.

The loss drops Newfane to 3-3.

Lyndonville 25-25-25, Holley 22-12-18

Lyndonville downed host Holley 25-22, 25-12, 15-18 this past Friday in a Genesee Region League match as Abigail Feldman had 6 kills, Heather Mufford 5 aces and 4 kills and Cierra Riley 4 aces.

Jessica Skelan had 2 kills and Becky Flint 2 aces for Holley.

N-O Golf

Newfane (7-3) defeated visiting Medina (4-5-1) 228-253 and front-running Barker (9-0-1) bested visiting CSAT (0-10) 236-300 in N-O golf action this afternoon.

Aiden Herlan took medalist honors with a 42 and Josh Gmerek added a 44 and Paul Tilyou a 45 to lead Newfane.

Gage Masters shot 45 and Michael Cardone 47 for Medina.

Mitch Luckman earned medalist honors for Barker with a 41 as Brad Wilson added a 44 and Alonzo St. Louis a 46.