H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Lady Patriots top Gloversville in league opener

Broadalbin-Perth’s Adrienne Morreale (7) drives the ball past the blocking attempt by Gloversville’s Alyssa Martel (7) and Mailee Thompson (2) during Foothills Council action Wednesday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — Coming off a third-place finish in a KSA Events Florida Volleyball Tournament in Orlando last week, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots opened their Foothills Council campaign on Wednesday.

Facing a young Gloversville squad, the Lady Patriots claimed their season-opener 3-1 over the Huskies on game scores of 25-22, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-8 at Gloversville High School.

“They came out firing, but I think there may have been some nerves out there,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Renee Gillen said. “Eliana Fraser wasn’t here today and she is one of our starting six so we were trying to work that out using our seventh starter. I was a little disappointed with our third game. I think we may have been celebrating a little early, but we worked through it.”

Broadalbin-Perth got off to a fast start with a matching-opening service run from Sophia Rogers, three quick side-outs and a pair of kills from Cassy Bown to build an 11-5 lead.

Gloversville battled back with Alana Biasini at the service line to help trim the lead to 13-10 before Rogers again sparked a run from the service line for the Lady Patriots to take the lead to 16-11.

With Broadalbin-Perth on the verge of winning the opening game, the Huskies battled back from a 24-17 deficit to close the gap to 24-22 with Biasini at the line and strong hits from Macy Salvione.

Bown finished off the game for B-P, putting the ball on the floor with a hard kill to claim the 25-22 Game 1 victory.

The Lady Patriots again broke out to an early lead in the second game with the help of a service run from Sydney Rogers to build a 10-2 advantage.

After getting a side-out and a time out, Alyssa Martel served the Huskies back into the game with a service run to cut the Lady Patriots lead to 12-7.

Broadalbin-Perth adjusted to the Huskies game and reestablished control to close out the second game, 25-18.

The Huskies prevented the sweep in the third game, fighting back from a 14-6 deficit to tie the game at 18 with Maddy Avery recording three aces in a run at the service line.

The teams exchanged side-outs to tie the game at 20 before Biasini stepped back to the service line and helped the Huskies with a five-point service run that included aces on the final three points of the game to give Gloversville the 25-20 win.

Broadalbin-Perth regrouped after the loss and with extended service-runs from Lilly Mitchell, Bown and Sydney Rogers, put the Huskies in a 21-4 hole they could not come back from as the Lady Patriots closed out the match with a 25-8 victory.

“We played with six tonight and no subs due to injuries,” Gloversville coach Duane Hicks said. “I am very pleased with how hard they played as long as they could. That fourth game we were a little tired. I think that with six girls, three of which are playing out of position and then the last two games Maddy [Avery] was playing setter, which she normally doesn’t, and we are very short compared to Broadalbin. So I was very pleased with the way we played tonight.”

Bown led the Lady Patriots (1-0, 1-0) with 12 kills and four blocks, while Sophia Rogers finished with seven kills and three blocks and Mitchell added nine digs and 27 assists.

Salvione finished with nine kills and nine digs for Gloversville (0-1, 0-1), while Avery had 12 digs and eight kills and Biasini collected 13 service points.

“Serving clearly helped us tonight,” Coach Hicks said. “Alana [Biasini] served out the final points there in the third game and that was a huge help. The plan was to keep the ball off the net because of their height. We wanted to keep our passes and sets off the net and take some swings and see what we could do with it and we finished with almost 20 kills in a four set match against a taller team, so I am pleased with that.”

Broadalbin-Perth returns to action Friday with a Foothills Council match on the road against Scotia-Glenville, while Gloversville returns to the court Wednesday with a league match at South Glens Falls.

Johnstown 3, Schuylerville 0

JOHNSTOWN — The Lady Bills opened league play in their new gym with a sweep of Schuylerville on game scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-9 Wednesday at Johnstown High School.

Janay Douglas led Johnstown (1-0, 1-0) with seven kills, six digs, five points, four aces and a block, while Jordyn Stoutner had five kills, eight points and six aces and Sydney Darling added four kills, 18 points and eight aces. Macenzie Ward chipped in with 24 assists, eight points, six aces, three kills and a dig.

The Black Horses (0-1, 0-1) were paced by Eva Dorhobycky with nine digs and a kill, while Averi Doyle had nine assists and an ace and Jada Clarke finished with a block and a kill.

Amsterdam 3, Scotia-Glenville 1

SCOTIA — Leidy Ortiz-Rivera recorded 18 kills and four blocks for Amsterdam (1-0, 1-0) as the Lady Rams defeated Scotia-Glenville on game scores of 25-10, 25-20, 17-25 and 25-11.

Madi Carmona added three aces and 19 assists for Amsterdam, while Adriana Santiago had 6 assists and Nicole DeRose finished with five digs and four kills.

Sierra Brodowski led Scotia-Glenville with 16 digs, while Maya Bellamy had four kills and Maddie Wright added seven assists.


Fonda-Fultonville 3, Mekeel Christian 1

SCOTIA — The Lady Braves dropped the first game before rallying to defeat Mekeel Christian 3-1 on game scores of 18-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-21.

Marilyn Whitcavitch led Fonda-Fultonville (1-0, 1-0) with three kills, three digs, two blocks and two aces, while Peyton Zilles had four kills, four digs and an assist to with six digs and two kills from Taylor Etherton and eight assists from Julia Bagnardi.

Maddy Spawn had six kills, two assists and a block for the Lions (0-1, 0-1), while Keely Lagon had five kills and four aces to go with nine assists, two kills an dig and an ace from Sophia Armao and two kills, a dig and an ace from Kylie Islip.

Mayfield 3, Schoharie 0

MAYFIELD — Mikayla Myers notched 12 kills, four digs and a block to lead Mayfield past Schoharie on game scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-22.

Samantha Kent had six kills, seven digs, nine points and a block for the Lady Panthers, while Emily Mormando had 13 assists and seven points and Isabelle Henderson added five digs and six points to go with four aces from Jordan Rivenburg.

Bridget Cipperly had 15 kills for Schoharie (0-1, 0-1); while Racquel Gerstenberger had 13 kills and Jacqui Gerstenberger recorded three aces and nine points.

Middleburgh 3, OESJ 0

MIDDLEBURGH — Anna Hooper finished with 11 service points, 11 assists and four aces to lead Middleburgh to a WAC victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

The Knights won by scores of 25-22, 25-21 and 25-20.

Duanesburg 3, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 1

DUANESBURG — Annabelle Rieseler recorded 16 aces and eight kills to lead Duanesburg to a WAC victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

The Eagles lost the first game, 20-25, but rebounded to win the final three games by scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 25-14.

Sophia Loukidas finished with 10 kills, five aces and a block for the Eagles, while Erica Schettine posted 23 assists.

By Paul Wager

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