Class AA and Class A held their quarterfinal matches Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Section 2 girls volleyball playoffs.
The top four seeds advanced in Class AA, though two of the matches were close. No. 4 Columbia edged No. 5 Guilderland 3-2, while No. 3 Niskayuna got past No. 6 Bethlehem 3-1.
Columbia and Guilderland split the first four games before the Blue Devils pulled out a 25-23 victory in the fifth game. Chesney Romer had 20 kills for Columbia in the victory.
Niskayuna won the first two games of its playoff against Bethlehem 25-20 and 25-15. The Lady Eagles took the third game 25-18 before the Silver Warriors closed the match with a 25-13 victory in the fourth game. Molly Mason and Katie Atchinson each had four service aces for Niskayuna. Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball tournament: Semifinal match-ups are set for Class AA and Class A”
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”
Head coach: Christina Coons
Last year’s record: 11-5
Playoff result: Lost in Class AA sectional semifinals
Returning starters: Stefana Stan (junior outside hitter), McKenna Kelleher (sophomore middle hitter), Cat Schiavi (sophomore outside hitter), Katie Atchinson (sophomore setter), Molly Mason (senior libero)
Other returning players: Abby Morris (sophomore outside hitter/right side hitter), Parker Stygles (senior middle hitter/right side hitter)
Graduated: Casey Sims (setter), Colleen McLoughlin (right side hitter), Christie Brown (outside hitter), Juliana Fowler (defensive specialist), Kate Christie (defensive specialist)
Newcomers: Jenna Gort (senior middle hitter/right side hitter), Jillian Pritchard (senior setter/ right side hitter), Sophie Sacco (junior middle hitter), Cailin Moscow (sophomore defensive specialist), Stella Bleu Cassella (freshman)
Outlook for season: Coons said the Silver Warriors are looking to improve on last year’s record. “[We’re] returning lots of key players, and [we] made a few great additions this year,” said Coons.