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Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 18

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

texasTexas 3 Geneva School of Boerne 0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-18)

Texas improved their district record to 12-1 with a sweep of Geneva. This sets up a showdown with Brentwood Christian with a 13-0 record this Thursday. Ella-Berri Kornkven had team high seven kills while Ashlene Etkie led with 17 digs.

Kills: Ella-Berri Kornkven 7, Jaelene Etkie 5, Ashlene Etkie 5, Team Total 25.
Aces: Jaelene Etkie 3, Kaci Ketchum 3, Sunita Schmidjorg 3, Team Total 11.
Blocks: Nicola Stein 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Ashlene Etkie 17, Leila Sicoli 13, Team Total 57.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 21, Leila Sicoli 1, Team Total 22.

marylandMaryland 3 Open Bible Christian 0 (25-7, 25-22, 25-7) - MIAC Quarterfinals

Maryland began their quest for their third straight league championship with a defeat of Open Bible Christian in the MIAC (Maryland Independent Athletic Conference) quarterfinals. Cassidy Perry led Maryland with 17 kills and three blocks. Freya Seremeth passed out 23 assists and a block.

Cara Bielukce: 1 kill, 1 assist
Milana Bielucke: 2 digs
Lexi Bullock: 2 kills, 1 dig
Rajena Guettler: 6 kills, 4 aces
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 dig, 2 aces
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 2 digs
Cassidy Perry: 17 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs, 1 ace
Freya Seremeth: 4 kills, 23 assists, 1 block, 2 digs, 1 ace

JV MIAC Semifinals: Maryland 2 Greater Grace Christian 0 (25-20, 25-12)
JV Record: 19-1-1

western-pennsylvaniaPortersville Christian 3 Western Pennsylvania 0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-18) - SWCAC Quarterfinals

Western Pennsylvania was swept in straight sets by Portersville Christian in the quarterfinals of the SWCAC (Southwestern Christian Athletic Conference) playoffs. Western Pennsylvania was the #2 seed for the Greater Pittsburgh Division and Portersville Christian was the #3 seed for the Tri-County Division.

rochesterRochester 3 Finney JV 0 (27-25, 25-11, 25-17)

The Wildcats got their rematch with Finney JV after losing to them the first time around, 2-1. Yesterday, we definitely improved a lot by winning both sets and we decided to play a third set and won that one as well. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

McKenna Girod: 5 aces, 1 kill
Emma Kane: 5 assists
Neriyah McPherson: 1 kill
Mariana Menzynski: 2 kills
Julia Ott: 1 kill
Diane Ward: 1 ace, 1 block

kansasChrist Prep 3 Kansas 0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-20)

Madison Welch served up four aces and had a kill with a block for Kansas.

Cierra Sherwood: 3 aces, 1 kill
Madison Welch: 4 aces, 1 kill, 1 block
Tiadra Vang: 3 aces, 1 assist

marie-philipNewman School 3 Marie Philip 1 (25-17, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22)

Yesterday the Marie Philip Lady Ghosts hosted the Newman School for a non-league match. The Cardinals are new to volleyball this season. However, they displayed good passing and a very talented player, their #15.

We were not at full strength and we used the first set loss to get used to Newman's serving and their attacking. Our girls made some adjustments in the second set and it paid off fantastically with a set win. In the third set, we led early on, but their #15 scored nine consecutive service points to change a 17-11 deficit to a 20-17 lead. The Cardinals were able to close that set to take a 2-1 lead. In the fourth set, we lost a starter due to injury but our subs all worked very hard to keep the set close. Newman eventually prevailed for a well deserved 3-1 win.

I felt our starters did a good job making adjustments to their own passing throughout the match. They also learned to work with players who were not their usual teammates on the court. In addition, the subs for today's match made some nice plays today and they all tried very hard. It was good seeing them in action against more challenging opponents. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Sabrina Rodrigues: 1 ace, 5 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs
Christine Vargas: 6 aces, 3 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs
Norma Aldana: 2 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist
Anya Sukhovtsev: 2 aces, 1 assist, 1 dig
Rita Child: 1 ace, 4 digs
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 5 kills, 9 assists
Samantha Fernsebner: 3 aces

michiganNew Life Christian 3 Michigan 0 (25-7, 25-18, 25-19)

Yesterday was our last home game of the season. New Life Christian Academy served well and we had a hard time receiving. The Tartars got better each set and were diving for the ball more often, only allowing two balls to touch the floor without contacting it first. The ladies weren’t playing smart and gave away a lot of points as we lost the match.

Crystal Katcher had a great game with two assists, 92% serving, and 4 of 4 receiving. Wendy Chicky continues to lead the team while receiving the most and with a percentage of 89%. Setting for Addison Blair was a good move, having her get a hand on every play is very beneficial to the team. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

stmarysNiagara Catholic JV 3 St. Mary’s 0 (25-13, 25-15, 15-5)

The Lady Bison faced off against Niagara Catholic’s JV squad and feel short yet again. We traveled to their home with a “light” squad of only six girls and our heads just didn’t seem to be in the game. After several serving errors and missed opportunities we ended up falling in three straight sets. With only two games left before the ESDAA tournament hopefully the girls will be able to turn it around and fight for a win. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

arkansasRidgway Christian 3 Arkansas 0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-13)

Arkansas wrapped up their regular season with a loss to Ridgway Christian. The team will be at the AACS (Arkansas Association of Christian Schools) playoffs this Saturday facing off Gospel Light Christian at 11:15 a.m. If the team wins, they will advance to play Southwest Christian Academy at 1:45 p.m.

Monday, October 16, 2017

new-yorkEF International Academy 2 New York 0 (25-12, 25-17)

New York School for the Deaf volleyball team lost a game against EF Academy. The players improved so much with their passing skills. Anjel Perez earned an ace, an assist, and a kill. Alora Johnson earned five serving points, an ace, and a kill. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

rochesterYork 3 Rochester 0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-23)

The Wildcats played against the high-level team. Therefore, the more we learned how to play volleyball through by defense like digs, sets, and spikes and the ball kept coming back to us instead winning through by serves. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Emma Kane: 2 assists
Mariana Menzynski: 1 kill
Julia Ott: 1 kill

Mississippi makes it two in a row at Mason Dixon

The Mississippi School for the Deaf won it’s second straight Mason Dixon volleyball tournament championship last Saturday on their home court. The Lady Bulldogs’ path to defend their championship was derailed temporarily by Florida.

2017 Mississippi Mason Dixon VB Champs
2017 Mason Dixon Volleyball Champions - Mississippi School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of MSD Athletics)

The volleyball tournament is held using the double-elimination format which gave Florida a second chance at unseating Mississippi. These two teams faced each other three times on Saturday. The first game was a semifinal game in the championship bracket which Mississippi won and hotly contested, 2-0 (25-23, 25-22). That loss for Florida forced them to take a detour into the losers bracket where they faced Georgia and they swept them, 2-0 (25-15, 25-21) for another chance against Mississippi.

Mason Dixon Bracket
Mason Dixon Results

Florida took that opportunity to stun Mississippi in the first game of the championship, 2-1 (25-21, 17-25, 15-10) which forced a second and deciding game for the 30th annual Mason Dixon championship. Mississippi was able to utilize its experience to hold off Florida, 2-1 (20-25, 25-18, 15-7) for their second championship.

Alexis Roberts of Mississippi was named the tournament MVP.

All-Tournament Team
Zackiesha Jordon, Alabama
Nthablenge McDonald, Louisiana
Chyna Johnson, Georgia
MarCresheia Phillips, Tennessee
Arlissa Davis, Florida
Lourdine Jordonne, Florida
Maggie Satterfield, Florida
Keaura Davis, Kentucky
Nilah Orey, Mississippi
Tamera Grant, Mississippi

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 17

Monday, October 16, 2017

floridaUniversity Christian 3 Florida 0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-13)

Yesterday, FSDB hosted the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) Class 4A District 2 tournament. FSDB, seeded #6 faced #3 seed University Christian. The girls were in the lead some of the first and second sets, but weren’t able to carry that momentum throughout the match and ended up losing all three sets. Our season is now over, but we will still be hosting Districts tonight and Thursday night.

We end the season with a record of 8-16. Luckily, we’ll only lose one player this year. The girls will keep building on their skills and chemistry and next year will be even better. (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 3 New Jersey 0 (28-26, 25-23, 25-17)

We were missing two players today but still managed to pull out a straight sets win against New Jersey. Our players are continuing to improve their passing and being more aggressive. Our final away game of the season will be this Wednesday, October 18 against Community Academy of Philadelphia. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

new-yorkMarie Philip 3 New York 1 (25-2, 25-12, 10-25, 25-9)

We lost our homecoming game against Marie Philip School. Anjel Perez earned 13 service points and three assists. Alora Johnson and Silmara Campos each earned two kills. Kaila Gathers scored two aces. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

new-yorkNew York 2 Stamford Academy 0 (25-16, 25-6)

Fanwood earned their first regular game win against Stamford Academy. Leslie Ramirez earned 10 serving points and three aces. Yasmine Cintron had two assists and Anjel Perez earned a kill. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

new-yorkAmerican 3 New York 2 (10-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 15-11)

Fanwood lost a very close game here. Anjel Perez and Alora Johnson each earned 18 service points and five aces. Also, Perez had two assists and Silmara Campos scored two kills. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 16

Saturday, October 14, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 New York 1 (25-2, 25-12, 10-25, 25-9)

Last Saturday the Marie Philip School Lady Ghosts visited the New York School for the Deaf Golden Tornadoes for a Homecoming volleyball match.

Our starters stayed for most of the first set. In the second set, we rested our two seniors and tried two 6th graders in their places. For the third set, all six substitutes started and stayed for the entire set. We went back to our normal lineup for the fourth set to close out the match. Everyone played at least two sets and got at least a statistic of some kind. That kind of match is always nice to coach.

Congratulations to Shayla Rochette for setting a school record for aces (28) and service points (38) in one match. She has been working hard on her serving and the result speaks for itself. Everyone made improvements of their own since Spike Out and we cannot wait for our next match. That will take place Tuesday when we host a local school with a new team, the Newman School. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Sabrina Rodrigues: 5 aces, 4 kills, 3 digs
Shayla Rochette: 28 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist
Norma Aldana: 3 aces, 1 kill
Chloe Martin: 1 ace, 1 kill
Carleigh Babbit: 1 ace, 1 assist, 1 dig
Rita Child: 1 ace, 1 kill
Lily Fruguglietti: 1 ace
Delaney Ringer: 1 dig
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 8 assists
Christine Vargas: 3 aces
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 kill

model-secondaryModel 3 Bell Multicultural 0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-15)

Veronica Savage led Model past Bell Multicultural in a homecoming game with 18 digs, eight kills, and four aces.

Kills: Veronica Savage 8, Kelley Johnson 7, Team Total 28.
Aces: Emily Nover 6, Veronica Savage 4, Team Total 21.
Blocks: Justina Miles 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Veronica Savage 18, Aubrie Bauer 17, Team Total 66.
Assists: Kelley Johnson 22, Veronica Savage 3, Team Total 28.

Five Questions with Cassidy Perry, Junior, Maryland School for the Deaf Volleyball

marylandWhen did you start playing volleyball and what made you want to try the sport? After playing tackle football for several years in elementary school, my dad encouraged me to try volleyball in middle school. I started to play volleyball in sixth grade and realized that it’s fun. Also, I saw that I could have a future playing volleyball.

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Source: The Frederick News-Post

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 13

Thursday, October 12, 2017

texasTexas 3 Faith Academy 0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-13)

Sunita Schmidjorg had eight kills and four aces for Texas in a district win.

Next week is our big week. We will play against Geneva (#3 in district) and Brentwood Christian (#1 in district). We must win both games to give us a chance to play for District Championship against Brentwood Christian again as we lost to them 3-2 in our first meet. We also have clinched a home game in state playoffs on October 31st. (Contributed by Head Coach RJ Kaufman)

Kills: Ella-Berri Kornkven 8, Sunita Schmidjorg 8, Team Total 28.
Aces: Jaelene Etkie 4, Sunita Schmidjorg 4, Team Total 20.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Leila Sicoli 14, Jaelene Etkie 6, Ashlene Etkie 6, Team Total 36.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 20, Team Total 26.

marylandCovenant Life School 3 Maryland 1 (25-16, 25-21, 15-25, 25-20)

Maryland dropped a league match against Covenant Life School in four sets. Rajena Guettler, Cassidy Perry, and Freya Seremeth all recorded a double-double. Guettler had 13 kills with 15 digs. Perry had team high 24 kills and 17 digs. Seremeth passed out 30 assists and had 18 digs.

Milana Bielucke: 1 assist, 12 digs
Lexi Bullock: 1 kill, 17 digs, 3 aces
Alyssa Glennon: 2 assists, 1 dig
Rajena Guettler: 13 kills, 6 blocks, 15 digs
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill, 1 assist, 3 digs
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 16 digs
Meghan Leubehusen: 2 assists
Cassidy Perry: 24 kills, 2 blocks, 17 digs
Freya Seremeth: 4 kills, 30 assists, 18 digs, 1 ace

model-secondaryModel 3 Grace Brethren Christian 0 (25-8, 26-24, 25-16)

Model relied on their serving game where they earned a total of 33 aces to defeat Grace Brethren Christian in straight sets.

Kills: Corrie Ballentine 6, Maia Swanson 6, Team Total 25.
Aces: Talia Boren 9, Veronica Savage 8, Team Total 33.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Marisa Montoya 6, Kelley Johnson 5, Team Total 26.
Assists: Kelley Johnson 20, Team Total 25.

Monday, October 9, 2017

kansasMidland Adventist 3 Kansas 1 (24-26, 25-19, 25-17, 25-9)

Tiara Vang had four assists, three aces, and two kills for Kansas.

Avery Meza: 2 aces
Madison Welch: 3 aces, 4 kills
Kaylee Wells: 3 aces, 2 kills
Jamaika Jones: 1 kill
Tiadra Vang: 3 aces, 2 kills, 4 assists

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