Tag: Broadalbin-Perth girls volleyball

Five Section 2 teams advance to NYSPHSAA Girls Volleyball Championships with regional wins

Section 2 will be well represented at this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Championships at Cool Insuring Arena.

All five Sectional representatives won their regional finals Saturday, Nov. 10, to qualify for the state tournament, which takes place Nov. 17 and 18 in Glens Falls.

Class AA champion Shenendehowa had the toughest challenge of regionals, as it needed four sets to defeat Section 3 champion Baldwinsville at Gloversville High School. The Plainswomen won the first two sets 27-25 and 25-22 before the Bees took the third set 25-22. Shen and Baldwinsville continued to battle back and forth before the Plainswomen closed out the match with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set. Continue reading “Five Section 2 teams advance to NYSPHSAA Girls Volleyball Championships with regional wins”


Girls volleyball regionals: Four Section 2 teams advance to next round

Four Section 2 girls volleyball teams reached the second round of state regionals with victories Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Class A representative Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake had little trouble with Section 3’s Jamesville-DeWitt, as the Spartans won 25-7, 25-9 and 25-16 to set up a regional final match against Section 10’s Massena Saturday, Nov. 10. Carlie Rzeszotarski recorded 10 kills and two blocks, while Claire Isaksen contributed 31 assists for BH-BL. Grace Isaksen led the defensive effort with 19 digs. Continue reading “Girls volleyball regionals: Four Section 2 teams advance to next round”

Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced

Shenendehowa (AA), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (A), Broadalbin-Perth (B), Voorheesville (C) and Galway (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2018 Section 2 girls volleyball tournament.

Brackets were released Tuesday, Oct. 23, with first round matches scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 24. The match-ups are as follows: Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced”

Girls volleyball: Broadalbin-Perth seeks another shot at Sectional title


Head coach: Renee Gillen (first year)

Last year’s record: 13-3

Playoff result: lost to Hudson Falls in Class B Sectional finals

Returning starters: Cassy Brown (middle hitter), Madison Fariello (outside hitter/defensive specialist), Sydney Rogers (outside hitter/defensive specialist), Eliana Fraser (middle hitter), Adrienne Morreale (outside hitter/defensive specialist), Lilian Mitchell (setter), Allison McDonald (outside hitter)

Graduated: Kayla Weaver (setter), Olivia Casey (outside hitter/defensive specialist), Tessa Brody (outside hitter/defensive specialist)

Newcomers: Sophia Rogers (outside/middle hitter), Kassandra Cassella (outside hitter), Danika Dygon (outside hitter), Macy Bollart (middle hitter)

Outlook for season: Gillen said the team is adjusting well to having her as its new head coach.

“The kids have been working extremely hard,” said Gillen. “We are lucky to return seven experienced players to help our new members attain the same success they have [had] in the past.”

Gillen said she likes what she has seen out of the veterans.

“I am expecting to see some great things out [of] Cassy Brown this year. She is coming off an injury and has been training all summer to get herself back to 100 percent,” said Gillen. “Madison Fariello comes in with three years of varsity experience. She is my all around player. She can play any position I ask her to and play it very well.

“I can’t say enough about the speed and strength of Eliana Fraser. I expect to see a lot of great plays, both offensively and defensively, out of my sister [duo], Sydney and Sophia Rogers. I have all the confidence in the world in my setter, Lilian Mitchell. She is currently my only ‘quarterback’ for the season, but I know that she will step up to the plate and lead her team well,” Gillen added. “We also return Adrienne Morreale, who shocks me with her athleticism and speed in practice. She has an amazing reaction time.”

Gillen said she believes the Patriots have what it takes to get back to the Sectional final this year.

“We have a lot of power and are very quick,” said Gillen. “I am very excited to see what these girls can do when it comes to game time.”