Lady Patriots sweep Lady Bills, 3-0

JOHNSTOWN – Playing for the second time in as many days, the schedule was unkind for the Johnstown volleyball team.

On Tuesday, the Lady Bills lost 3-0 to Foothills Council North Division leader South Glens Falls and Wednesday, they hosted South Division leader Broadalbin-Perth.

Johnstown dropped a 3-0 decision to the Lady Patriots, who won 25-10, 25-17 and 25-13.

“We’ve had a tough couple of matches. I definitely wish we had a practice day in between to work on things,” Johnstown coach Heather McGuire said. “In my opinion, the Foothills Council is the toughest league in Section II. Every match is a tough match, but I’d rather play teams like Broadalbin-Perth and South Glens Falls all day.”

Jordan Marshall had 12 kills to lead Broadalbin-Perth, while Cassy Bown had 14 service points and four kills. Madison Fariello added 15 assists and 10 service points for the Lady Patriots and Olivia Casey posted six service points.

Jordan Rose had nine digs for Johnstown, while Claire Guzielek finished with six digs and five assists. Alexys Hutchins posted three kills and three blocks for the Lady Bills and Janay Douglas added seven digs and three kills.

“We’re working on playing gritty, savvy volleyball,” McGuire said. “Every team we play, we’ve been learning. We need to keep of goal of playing in the postseason in sight.”

Broadalbin-Perth opened the match with a 10-2 run and cruised to a 25-10 victory in the opening game.

Bown closed out the game with five straight service points for the Lady Patriots.

In the second game, B-P overcame six service errors to post a 25-17 victory.

“We didn’t serve that well in the second game,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Mike Calvello said. “We’ve been doing a pretty good job of that all year.”

Marshall had five service points and three kills in the game for the Lady Patriots, while Eliana Fraser had four service points, and two kills.

Rose had three service points for Johnstown.

In the third and final game, B-P used a six-point service run from Fariello to break the game open on its way to a 25-13 victory.

Marshall had five kills in the final game for the Lady Patriots.

“I was pleased with our defense, which is what we need going forward,” Calvello said. “I don’t think they hit too many cleanly for points.”

Broadalbin-Perth (9-2 overall, 9-2 Foothills) is slated to host Scotia-Glenville on Friday in a 6 p.m. match.

Johnstown (6-6 overall, 5-6 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Amsterdam on Friday for a 6 p.m. match.

“We showed our youth here and there, we just need to keep playing,” McGuire said. “The girls are definitely improving.”

Gloversville 3, Scotia-Glenville 0

SCOTIA – Lucy McCredie finished with nine assists and five aces to lead Gloversville to a Foothills Council South Division victory over Scotia-Glenville.

The Huskies won by scores of 26-24, 25-22 and 25-17.

Aspen Darling had five kills and four aces for Gloversville (6-7 overall, 5-7 Foothills), while Libby Ashe posted six digs and four kills. Macey Salvione added 11 digs for the Huskies.

Lauren Connolly posted 15 kills for Scotia-Glenville, while Chelsea Brown added 25 assists.

WAC

Mayfield 3, Middleburgh 2

MAYFIELD – Emily Mormando recorded 33 digs and 12 assists to lead Mayfield to Western Athletic Conference victory over Middleburgh.

The Lady Panthers won by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 13-25 and 25-23.

Alis Hart had 22 digs, 12 service points and two blocks for Mayfield (6-7 overall, 6-4 WAC), while Samantha Kent posted 18 digs, seven service points, seven kills, four aces and four blocks.

Amy Laubenstein had 19 digs for Mayfield, Taylor Proctor posted 15 digs, nine service points and eight kills, and Mikayla Myers added 14 digs and five kills.

Saige Burton led Middleburgh with 22 kills, four blocks and four aces, while Cheyenne Haemmerle posted 27 assists. Megan Brown added four aces for the Knights.

Canajoharie 3, Schoharie 0

CANAJOHARIE – Kayla Mastin finished with 11 kills, four aces and two blocks to lift Canajoharie to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Schoharie.

The Cougars won by scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-17.

Alyssa Nestle posted four aces and three digs for Canajoharie (7-4 overall, 6-4 WAC), while Jenna Shepard had eight digs, five aces and three kills. Sydney Shepard recorded 17 assists and three aces for the Cougars, and Frankie Nare and Sierra Hill each had four kills.

Mekeel Christian 3, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 1

ST. JOHNSVILLE – Sophia Armao posted 17 digs, 11 assists, seven kills and five aces to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a WAC victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

Mekeel Christian lost the first set 25-21 before rebounding to win the final three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-17.

Clare Nelson had eight kills and three aces for Mekeel Christian (3-8 WAC), while Paula Armstrong added 20 digs and seven aces.

Shaina Golladay had 12 assists, five digs and four aces for OESJ (2-8 overall, 2-8 WAC), while Kendell Sweeney recorded 14 digs. Kenidee Oare added five kills and one block for the Lady Wolves.

Bishop Gibbons 3, Fonda-Fultonville 0

SCHENECTADY – Anna Dobkowski posted 16 digs and 11 assists to help Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons to a WAC victory over Fonda-Fultonville.

The Golden Knights won by scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-22.

Shaniah Maxwell and Sarah Malinowski each had three kills and three blocks for Bishop Gibbons (15-1 overall, 10-0 WAC), while Maria Dobkowski posted 12 digs. Treasa Kozakiewicz added 10 digs, four kills and four aces for the Golden Knights.

Anne Sinicropi had 20 digs, 13 service points, eight aces and three kills for FFCS (6-5 overall, 6-4 WAC), while Hannah Moore added 15 assists.

Duanesburg 3, Fort Plain 0

DUANESBURG – Olivia Dykstra finished with 10 kills and 10 digs to lead Duanesburg to a sweep of Fort Plain.

The Eagles won 25-18, 25-18 and 25-10.

Annabelle Reisler posted 29 assists for the Duanesburg, while Alexa Lombardoni had 13 kills.

Alexis Hagadorn finished with six digs and five kills for Fort Plain (2-10 overall, 1-10 WAC).

Galway 3, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 0

GALWAY – Britany Kenyon finished with 12 kills and seven blocks to power Galway to a WAC victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

The Golden Eagles won by scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 26-24.

Brooke Martin had 16 service points and eight aces for Galway (10-1 overall, 9-1 WAC), while Lindsey Zawisa posted 18 digs, 10 kills, nine service points and three aces. Samantha Munchbach added 12 points and three aces.

Amber Skinner posted 14 kills and eight assists for BKW (6-6 overall, 4-6 WAC), while Michelle Ferraino added 12 kills, 11 aces and eight assists.

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