Reedy keys Galway win over C-FP

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Galway’s Julia Reedy (22) sends the ball past Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Sarah Paradiso during Thursday’s Western Athletic Conference volleyball match at Fort Plain High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

FORT PLAIN — After a bit of a slow start, the Galway volleyball team used a strong finish on its way to a 3-0 victory over Canajoharie-Fort Plain in a Western Athletic Conference volleyball match at Fort Plain High School on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles trailed 6-5 early in the first set, but used a 13-point service run by Grace O’Brien to get rolling. The Golden Eagles went on to win 75 of the next 91 points to sweep the match by scores of 25-9, 25-8 and 25-5.

“They work hard and they’re good,” Galway coach Mike Glenn said of his team. “We’ve only got two seniors, so we’re young, but we’re playing good ball.”

Julia Reedy posted 16 kills to lead the Golden Eagles. Reedy, a junior, now has 991 career kills for Galway. Katy Kurtzner finished with 16 digs and three aces for the Golden Eagles, while Jayden DeVellis had 10 digs and five kills. Trishelle Oliver posted seven kills, Anna Dabrowski had five kills and Sadie Underwood added four kills and three blocks.

Olivia Kennedy had five digs and one kill for Canajoharie-Fort Plain, while Sarah Paradiso had two blocks and one kill. Kaylee Sanders notched three service points and one ace, and Zavia Allen added three digs and two service points.

“I think we tried our best, but we got disheartened,” C-FP coach Lisa Trembley said. “We’re learning every time out an getting better each time.”

Canajoharie-Fort Plain jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead in the first set behing three straight service points from Sanders.

Galway answered with three straight points to tie the match at 4-4 before C-FP won two of the next three points to take a 6-5 advantage.

O’Brien took over from there for the Golden Eagles, who reeled off 14 straight points to take a 19-6 lead.

Kylee Decker closed out the 25-9 first-set win for Galway with back-to-back service points.

Two big service runs by the Golden Eagles proved to be the difference in the second set.

Amber Kolpakas and Diana Colangelo each reeled off six straight points for Galway, which took a quick 14-3 lead to start the second set.

C-FP got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way as three straight service points from Kailey Jankowski closed out the second set at 25-8.

Galway started the third set by winning the first nine points, a run that including three kills from Reedy and eight service points from Jankowski to take a 9-0 lead.

Dabrowski had three straight points to extend the Golden Eagles’ lead to 13-2.

Carolyn Bruchac added eight straight service points to give Galway a 23-3 advantage on its way to a 25-5 win in the third and final set.

The Golden Eagles have rolled through their Western Athletic Conference schedule unbeaten during the Fall 2 season, with their only losses coming against much-larger Suburban Council schools, like Shenendehowa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.

“We wanted a challenge and we scheduled some tough non-league games,” said Glenn, who recorded his 199th career win Thursday. “Shenendehowa, Burnt Hills and Niskayuna all were nice enough to play us twice. They’ve been really good tests for us.”

Galway (11-3 overall, 9-0 WAC) is scheduled to host Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Saturday.

“We’re going to give it everything we’ve got and see what happens,” Glenn said.

Canajoharie-Fort Plain (2-5 overall, 2-5 WAC) is slated to host Middleburgh on Tuesday.

Mayfield 3, OESJ 0

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Morgan Ashline posted 14 service points, seven kills, seven digs and three aces to lead Mayfield to a 3-0 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a Western Athletic Conference match.

The Lady Panthers won by scores of 25-8, 25-8 and 25-22.

Lila King finished with 14 service points, 10 assists and eight aces for Mayfield (3-7 overall, 2-3 WAC), while Julia Fitzgerald had eight assists, seven service points, five digs, four kills and two aces.

Maddi King recorded six service points, four digs and two aces for the Lady Panthers, Deandra Myers notched eight kills, six digs and five service points, and Brooke Long registered six kills, five service points and three aces.

Alissa Wilbur notched six digs, five service points and three kills for Mayfield, Lissi Weichel had four digs, and Camie Hart added eight assists and two service points.

Foothills Council

Broadalbin-Perth 3,

Scotia-Glenville 0

SCOTIA — Lily Mitchell finished with 15 assists to help Broadalbin-Perth post a Foothills Council victory over Scotia-Glenville.

The Lady Patriots won by scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-19.

Lena Minkler had six aces and six digs for B-P, Sami Westfall had five kills and Kiaira Tomlinson posted for kills. Sophia Rogers added four kills, three aces, two blocks and two digs for the Lady Patriots.

Shanna Ludovici had eight assists, three digs, two aces and a block for Scotia-Glenville, while Jojo Mustico posted 10 digs. Keeley Kristel notched three digs, two blocks and a kill for the Tartans, and Bella Harrigan added seven digs, three kills and an ace.

Johnstown 3, Amsterdam 0

AMSTERDAM — Anika Byrnes and Sadie Blowers had five kills apiece to lead Johnstown to victory over Amsterdam on game scores of 25-10, 25-10 and 25-8 Thursday at Amsterdam High School.

Blowers added 15 service points, eight aces and three digs to her game stats, while Byrnes also had seven points, two aces, three digs and a block.

Teianna Vetraro-Fraser added 16 assists, seven points, five aces and a kill for the Lady Bills, while Bri Lawton chipped in with 11 points, eight aces, two digs and a kill.

By Paul Wager