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Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 12

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Landmark School 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-20)

Landmark School visited us for a Independent Girls' Conference (IGC) rematch. The Vikings started all three sets with small leads, but our Lady Ghosts focused on improving individual skills, better teamwork, and having more fun with each other between serves. We were firing in all cylinders today and were able to overtake Landmark in all three sets. We have swept the season series with the Vikings and our league record now stands at 6-2. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 1 ace, 4 kills, 16 assists, 1 dig
Shayla Rochette: 5 aces, 4 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs
Christine Vargas: 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist
Sabrina Rodrigues: 6 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs
Norma Aldana: 2 aces, 8 kills
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 kill
Rita Child: 1 assist

riversideSherman Indian 3 Riverside 2 (25-16, 25-19, 14-25, 19-25, 15-13)

Riverside’s rally against league-foe Sherman Indian fell short as they came back from a 2-0 hole after the first two sets but were not able to close out in the final set losing 15-13. Hannah Metzner had 14 digs and eight aces for Riverside while Scarlet Watters passed out 17 assists with six aces.

Kills: Alexandra Monge 9, Serenity Fry 6, Hannah Weiss 6, Team Total 29.
Aces: Hannah Metzner 8, Scarlett Watters 6, Team Total 22.
Blocks: Serenity Fry 1, Alexandra Monge 1, Team Total 2.
Digs: Hannah Metzner 14, Scarlet Watters 8, Team Total 49.
Assists: Scarlet Watters 17, Alexandra Monge 4, Team Total 28.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

stmarysRochester 3 St. Mary's 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-10)

The Lady Bison faced off against the Rochester Wildcats in a pretty competitive game. We played against this team earlier in the season as a much “greener” team, but the girls made it obvious they’ve got some skill being developed. The Lady Bison lost three straight sets in some of the closest games we’ve played yet. Cameron Cole stepped up with four aces and two attacks at the net. Elise Watson and Kioney Alvira-Juardo each helped throughout the game with passing and keeping the ball in play. Everyone is still working to improve and their effort truly does show in their performance. Who knows the next time we face RSD maybe we will come out on top. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

new-yorkNew York @ SpikeOut Division 2 Volleyball Tournament

New York School for the Deaf’s volleyball team travelled to Maryland School for the Deaf in beautiful Frederick, Maryland for Spike Out XIX tournament. Twelve Deaf schools were part of this exciting tournament and they were divided into two divisions for this tournament. Fanwood’s volleyball team was part of Division II along with Lexington School for the Deaf, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Michigan School for the Deaf, Rochester School for the Deaf, Marie Philip School.

We started the tournament with round robin matches to determine the bracket seeding. We lost all five games against five different schools. Fanwood’s team ended up with a #6 seed. It was new experience for our players because the gym was full of high-energy fans! On Friday night, all of schools went to Hood College in Frederick where we had an opportunity to watch Gallaudet University’s volleyball play against Hood. The players were inspired by this game. After the volleyball game, we watched Maryland School for the Deaf’s football game. Some of Fanwood’s girls have never watch a Deaf football team playing before.

We started the bracket tournament against Rochester School for the Deaf but we lost to them 2-0, (25-9, 25-17). Anjel and Alora each earned a kill. As a team, the players earned 19 serving points. It was a frustrating game for some of players but they continue to develop their skills.

Next game, we played against Michigan School for the Deaf. It was very exciting game. The players showed their true skills and played very well especially with their passing skills. We lost the game against them 2-0, (25-16, 25-23). Coach Morris was very satisfied with this game because they played with their hearts. As a result, Fanwood’s volleyball placed 6th for Division II. Anjel earned five serving points and two kills. Alora earned 10 serving points, two kills, and a block. Leslie Ramirez and Silmara each earned one assist. In the end of tournament, we won sportsmanship award for Division II.

The players left Frederick, Maryland with a positive experience and fond memories. They were very sad that tournament had ended. Even thought we placed 6th for Division II but the players learned so much and had a lot of fun. Also, they had wonderful opportunity meeting many old friends & new friends. Maryland School for the Deaf, thank you for being a wonderful host. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 11

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

rochesterRochester 3 St Mary's 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-10)

We decided to go back to using the 5-1 rotation after trying to use 4-2 rotation in the last three games. The Wildcats were 1-2 at the SpikeOut tournament using the 4-2 rotation. We realized that 5-1 rotation is a better way for us to play and some position adjustments were also made. The changes were positive as we swept St. Mary’s in three sets. (Contributed by Charles Palmer)

McKenna Girod: 3 aces, and 1 kill
Avion Henderson: 5 assists
Cah'ryn Moquette: 4 aces, 2 kills
Emma Kane: 2 kills

marylandMaryland 3 Mercersburg Academy 0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-8)

Cassidy Perry had team high 11 kills and Rajena Guettler led with 10 digs for Maryland.

Milana Bielucke: 6 digs, 1 ace
Lexi Bullock: 3 kills, 6 digs, 3 aces
Alyssa Glennon: 2 assists, 2 digs
Rajena Guettler: 2 kills, 1 assist, 10 digs
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 3 kills, 1 block, 3 digs
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 5 digs
Meghan Leubehusen: 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 ace
Cassidy Perry: 11 kills, 1 block, 2 aces
Freya Seremeth: 2 kills, 17 assists, 6 digs, 3 aces

JV: Maryland 2 Mercersburg Academy 0 (25-10, 25-14)
JV Record: 16-1-1

michiganLandmark Academy 3 Michigan 0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-12)

We were missing our senior setter, so some changes had to be made. The girls adjusted well, but our Tartar spirit just wasn’t there. Rina Manssora was back playing and made some crucial decisions. We beat our serving record in the third set with 92%. When the Tartars are hard on themselves the girls make more mistakes, especially while receiving. Addison Blair is becoming a fast setter and saving a lot of poor passes. She shined tonight getting three kills, two assists, two aces, serving at 90%, and received a whopping 25 serves at 76%. Wendy Chicky was attacking and serving at 100% today. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

lexingtonStaten Island Academy 3 Lexington 1 (25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 25-22)

Heidy De La Rosa had 10 kills, three aces, and four assists for Lexington in a league loss.

Kills: Heidy De La Rosa 10, Dorgianny Flores 3, Team Total 19.
Aces: Gigi Zheng 4, Dorgianny Flores 4, Heidy De La Rosa 3, Team Total 15.
Blocks: Heidy De La Rosa 1, Dorgianny Flores 1, Team Total 2.
Digs: Gigi Zheng 1, Dorgianny Flores 1, Team Total 2.
Assists: Heidy De La Rosa 4, Yenifer Garcia 3, Team Total 13.

model-secondary

Model 3 Edmund Burke School 0 (25-13, 25-13, 26-24)

Kelley Johnson picked up a double-double with 23 assists and 10 aces to lead Model in a straight sets win over Edmund Burke School.

Kills: Charisma D'Angelo 7, Talia Boren 5, Team Total 24.
Aces: Kelley Johnson 10, Corrie Ballentine 6, Team Total 24.
Blocks: Corrie Ballentine 1, Veronica Savage 1, Team Total 2.
Digs: Aubrie Bauer 17, Emily Nover 11, Team Total 47.
Assists: Kelley Johnson 23, Team Total 24.

pennsylvaniaDelaware 3 Pennsylvania 0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-7)

Our team put up a good fight but lost in straight sets to Delaware. We look forward to working even harder and showing more improvement at our next match. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

Texas & Western Pennsylvania wins SpikeOut championships

The 19th annual SpikeOut tournament held at Maryland School for the Deaf last weekend featured a new wrinkle in the tournament format. Small schools have participated in the SpikeOut tournament in the past but due to enrollment differences, it created a competitive disadvantage for them.

This year’s tournament was the first to separate the bigger and smaller schools into two divisions. Division 1 featured the usual six schools (Fremont, Indiana, Maryland, Model, Riverside, and Texas). The Division 2 was comprised of Lexington, Marie Philip, Michigan, New York, Rochester, and Western Pennsylvania. The separate divisions allowed the smaller schools to have a legitmate chance to compete for a championship as well.

In the Division 1 tournament, Texas came in as the defending champion and the favorites to repeat. They certainly followed through with that, putting in a dominating performance. Texas finished out the tournament undefeated and also did not lose a single set. The championship game with Maryland was a rematch of last year’s championship game as well. The first set saw Maryland take an early lead but Texas was able to chip away and overtake Maryland to win the first set 25-20. Texas started the second set strong and built a significant lead early. Maryland never threatened thereafter as Texas won the second set 25-18. This year’s championship is Texas’ fourth overall in the SpikeOut tournament and their first back-to-back title.

MSD falls to Rangers in Spike Out XIX final

Division 1 Round Robin
Division 1 Bracket
Division 1 Awards

2017 SpikeOut D1 Champ Texas
2017 SpikeOut Champions - Texas School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSD Athletics)

The Division 2 tournament featured familiar foes for five of the six participating schools as all are members of the ESDAA (Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association) except for Michigan. Western Pennsylvania got out of the Round Robin undefeated and earning the #1 seed followed by Marie Philip with a 4-1 record and #2 seed. Both teams then advanced to the championship match where the fans were treated to a tight match. Western Pennsylvania coasted in the first set with a 25-7 win but the next two sets were a battle as they dropped the second set, 25-23 and sealing the championship in the deciding set, 15-13 to claim the first-ever SpikeOut Division 2 championship.

Division 2 Round Robin
Division 2 Bracket
Division 2 Awards

2017 SpikeOut D2 Champ WPSD
2017 SpikeOut Division 2 Champions - Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSD Athletics)

GPSD & SpikeOut Volleyball Tournament Summaries

Tournament summaries provided by teams participating in GPSD (Great Plains Schools for the Deaf) and SpikeOut volleyball tournaments last weekend, Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

kansasKansas @ GPSD Volleyball Tournament

Pool A
Kansas 3 Minnesota 0 (25-15, 25-11, 15-10)

Cierra Sherwood: 4 aces, 1 kill
Jamaika Jones: 1 ace
Katja Grace: 1 ace, 1 assist
Kaylee Wells: 4 aces
Madison Welch: 5 aces, 8 kills
Tiadra Vang: 1 ace, 1 kill, 6 assists

Kansas 3 Oklahoma 0 (25-21, 25-12, 15-8)

Cierra Sherwood: 3 aces, 1 kill
Katja Grace: 1 ace, 3 kills
Kaylee Wells: 4 aces
Madison Welch: 1 ace, 11 kills, 1 block
Tiadra Vang: 8 aces, 2 kills, 6 assists

Kansas 3 Missouri 0 (25-9, 25-6, 15-7)

Cierra Sherwood: 2 aces, 2 kills
Avery Meza: 1 ace
Jamaika Jones: 2 aces
Katja Grace: 9 aces, 1 kill
Madison Welch: 2 aces, 5 kills
Tiadra Vang: 10 aces, 3 kills, 8 assists

Kansas 2 Iowa 0 (25-10, 25-15) - Quarterfinals

Cierra Sherwood: 1 ace, 3 kills
Jamaika Jones: 3 aces
Katja Grace: 1 ace
Kaylee Wells: 1 assist
Madison Welch: 2 aces, 6 kills, 1 block
Tiadra Vang: 7 aces, 1 kill, 3 assist

Kansas 2 Wisconsin 0 (25-10, 25-19) - Semifinals

Cierra Sherwood: 4 aces, 3 kills
Kaylee Wells: 3 aces
Madison Welch: 8 aces, 5 kills
Tiadra Vang: 4 aces, 2 assists

Kansas 2 New Mexico 1 (15-25, 25-20, 15-13) - Championship

Cierra Sherwood: 2 aces, 1 kill
Jamaika Jones: 1 ace
Katja Grace: 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist
Madison Welch: 6 aces, 7 kills, 1 block
Tiadra Vang: 6 aces, 1 kill, 5 assists

marylandMaryland @ SpikeOut Division 1 Volleyball Tournament

Round Robin
Texas 2 Maryland 0 (25-24, 25-23)
Maryland 2 Model 0 (25-21, 25-19)
Indiana 2 Maryland 1 (25-24, 19-25, 15-14)
Maryland 2 Riverside 0 (25-17, 25-24)
Maryland 2 Fremont 1 (25-14, 24-25, 15-6)

Bracket
Maryland 2 Riverside 0 (25-20, 25-16) - Quarterfinals
Maryland 2 Indiana 1 (23-25, 25-10, 15-3) - Semifinals
Texas 2 Maryland 0 (25-20, 25-18) - Championship

Championship Game Stats
Milana Bielucke: 7 digs
Lexi Bullock: 7 kills
Rajena Guettler: 2 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill
Cassidy Perry: 8 kills, 5 digs, 1 ace
Freya Seremeth: 9 assists, 4 digs

All-Tournament Team: Cassidy Perry (most voted) and Freya Seremeth.

marie-philipMarie Philip @ SpikeOut Division 2 Volleyball Tournament

Round Robin
Western Pennsylvania 2 Marie Philip 0 (25-24, 25-15)

We started very well and lead 24-21 in the first set. Unfortunately we got too excited and lost our composure. The Lions scored five unanswered points to win 25-24. There was no need to win by two points in round robin. I forgot that rule and sat on my last available time-out, but our girls accepted that defeat. They wanted to work on their focus and spirit for subsequent matches.

Marie Philip 2 Michigan 0 (25-21, 25-14)

We were familiar with the Tartars, having defeated them twice at the pre-season Kentucky tournament. However, in the first set our girls continued to have issues with their focus. A time-out in the second set woke them up and they played much better to pull away from Michigan.

Marie Philip 2 Lexington 1 (25-23, 22-25, 15-8)

Our home match against the Blue Jays last week Friday went five sets, and today was equally competitive. One of our starters needed to see a trainer after the second set had ended, but we adjusted with our sub very well and took advantage of a very good start. We pulled away to win that match.

Marie Philip 2 Rochester 0 (25-17, 25-20)

Of all the losses we had last season, the ESDAA round robin loss to the Wildcats was the one our players took the hardest. Rochester started the tournament 3-0, but our players gave them appropriate respect and we stuck to our game plan. We had a very good victory over a Rochester team that continues to improve from last year.

Marie Philip 2 New York 0 (25-10, 25-12)

Fanwood had a different roster than they anticipated at the start of the season, but they still took the trip to Maryland anyway. The Golden Tornadoes played hard and tried their best, and they rightfully won the Division II Sportsmanship award. Most of our points came from strong serving by Christine in the first set and Norma in the first set (11 consecutive service points each). Zora also contributed with 10 service points and worked on her overhead serving. We were able to play all our four allowed subs in that match. That was the icing on the top of our victory cake. We finished the round robin with a 4-1 record and clinched 2nd place in the playoffs with a 1st round bye.

Marie Philip 2 Rochester 1 (25-21, 20-25, 15-7) - Semifinals

Our girls were very nervous because we knew that we needed to win just one more match to be able to play at the championship match at Hood College. Some of our players watched Gallaudet's match the night before were excited by the possibility of playing in a gym designed for NCAA-level play. #3 seeded Rochester had beaten #6 seeded NYSD at the playoffs and they were more warmed up than we probably were. The Wildcats showed good teamwork and accurate attacking in the second set that frustrated our players. Between sets, we told our girls that if we wanted to play at the championship game, we would have to deserve it by playing like champions together. Our Lady Ghosts went back to our usual strategy for the third set and it paid off with a big win.

Western Pennsylvania 2 Marie Philip 1 (25-7, 23-25, 15-13) - Championship

Our girls were overwhelmed with the new environment at Hood College and we could not play our usual game for the whole set. I put in all four of our available subs at the same time so our starter could rest. Between sets, I told our girls that all we had to do was win the next two sets, and then the championship would be ours. Simple as that. The Lady Ghosts instantly transformed to our normal selves for the next set. We fought very hard to stay tied or ahead of WPSD. In the end, our Lion Tamers pulled off a stunning second set win. The third set was fitting for a championship match with the two best teams of the Division II tournament trading ties and leads the entire set. We wrestled a 12-11 lead from WPSD and during the Lions' time-out we focused on our emotions (stay fired up!!!). We agreed to be aggressive and try to end the match right there. Unfortunately, WPSD managed to wrestle the lead back 14-12 on an ambitious attack that didn't go over the net. After winning the ball back, a service error by us gave the Lions a well deserved championship.

In the locker room, the Lady Ghosts were very proud of themselves for fighting hard even when the first round robin match and the first set of the championship match did not go our way. Our players know that we still have some work to do to be even better and earn our first ever volleyball championship. At the awards ceremony, after we received our second place plaque, our captains (Sabrina Rodrigues and Shayla Rochette) were recognized with all-star honors. Congratulations to all 10 of our players and 2 player-managers for carrying themselves like all-stars for the entire weekend.

We would like to thank the Maryland School for the Deaf for being such great hosts and for introducing the Division II format. It was an incredibly rich experience for our girls to witness Division I teams, including the hometown favorites Maryland Orioles and the tournament's champions, the Texas Rangers. Our season record now stands at 16-8. Our next match will be an IGC league match on Wednesday, when we host the Landmark School. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Tournament Stats
Sabrina Rodrigues: 10 aces, 17 kills, 3 assists, 6 digs
Shayla Rochette: 20 aces, 12 kills, 3 assists, 4 digs
Christine Vargas: 6 aces, 6 kills, 5 assists, 2 digs
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 ace, 5 kills, 2 assists, 1 dig
Norma Aldana: 7 aces, 8 kills
Zora Elliott-Mendlesohn: 11 aces, 10 kills, 41 assists
Carleigh Babbit: 2 aces, 1 assist

michiganMichigan @ SpikeOut Division 2 Volleyball Tournament

Round Robin
Rochester 2 Michigan 0 (25-24, 25-19)

Michigan School for the Deaf is participating in the first-ever Division 2 tournament and played Rochester School for the Deaf first. The matches were hot and close. Wendy Chicky shined serving 80% with four aces. She also received at 75%, making her the most efficient player.

Marie Philip 2 Michigan 0 (25-21, 25-14)

Tartars were attacking more (25 attacks). Haley Cooper serves were at 100% in this match and she was able to set the ball more frequently. We really wanted to pay them back for our loss in Kentucky, but were unsuccessful.

Western Pennsylvania 2 Michigan 0 (25-14, 25-17)

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf was our toughest opponent. Tartars broke down and had a hard time recovering. Wendy Chicky, once again showed us her value to the team and received at 100%. Kayla Sturdivant was serving at 100% as usual.

Michigan 2 New York 1 (18-25, 25-14, 15-9)

We made some changes in our last game Friday night and it helped bring our Tartar spirit back. We played against Fanwood New York School for the Deaf and needed a win. We placed the ball more effectively and as a team got 14 aces, with Addison Blair leading the way with six. Wendy Chicky and Haley Cooper proved why they are captains and showed great leadership on the floor while also being very efficient.

Lexington 2 Michigan 0 (25-17, 25-24)

We played the first match of the morning against Lexington School for the Deaf as this game was still part of the round robin format. Wendy Chicky was setting again and racked up several assists while serving at 100%. Addison Blair was running all over the place saving the ball left and right, while receiving at 100%.

Lexington 2 Michigan 0 (25-19, 25-19) - Quarterfinals

Our earlier loss to Lexington put us against them for a second time in bracket play. Addison Blair became our setter which opened up Wendy Chicky for more plays. Wendy added three kills to her stats and was serving and receiving at 100%. Despite our improvement, we lost and put us in the 5th place final.

Michigan 2 New York 0 (25-16, 25-23) - 5th Place

Our serves got better and Tartars were serving at 88% with Addison Blair getting eight aces. Haley Cooper was in high spirits and she helped lead the team. Her stats were 100% across the board while getting several assists. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

rochesterRochester @ SpikeOut Division 2 Volleyball Tournament

The Wildcats traveled to Maryland School for the Deaf. We had round robin games on Friday. We played 2 out of 3 sets against Division 2 teams (Michigan, Lexington, Fanwood, Marie Philips, and Western Pensylvania). The first five games, we finished 3-2 in the round robin format and earned a #3 seed for the tournament.

On Saturday, we had our quarterfinal game against Fanwood and won the game. We then advanced to the semifinals against Marie Philips. It was a tough game as we lost one player who sprained her ankle and not able to play much on the court. We lost and then we had to play very next game for 3rd place against Lexington and we and lost that one too.

It was a good experience for the Wildcats to see what Division 1 looks like and how they played in games. We learned a lot and appreciated that Maryland School for the Deaf invited Division 2 teams to be part of it. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Round Robin
Rochester 2 Michigan 0 (25-24, 25-19)

Mckenna Girod: 4 aces

Rochester 2 Lexington 1 (18-25, 25-23, 15-11)

Rochester 2 New York 1 (25-20, 22-25, 15-13)

Mckenna Girod: 3 aces
Cah'ryn Moquette: 1 block

Marie Philip 2 Rochester 0 (25-17, 25-20)

McKenna Girod: 1 kill
Mariana Menzynski: 1 kill
Cah'ryn Moquette: 1 kill, 2 blocks

Western Pennsylvania 2 Rochester 1 (25-17, 19-25, 15-6)

Rochester 2 New York 0 (25-9, 25-17) - Quarterfinals

McKenna Girod: 3 aces

Marie Philip 2 Rochester 1 (25-21, 20-25, 15-7) - Semifinals

Emma Kane: 4 kills
Avion Henderson: 4 assists
Mckenna Girod: 3 aces
Mariana Menzynski: 2 aces

Lexington 2 Rochester 0 (25-22, 25-17) - 3rd Place

Cah'ryn Moquette: 1 kill
Mckenna Girod: 1 kill

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania @ SpikeOut Division 2 Volleyball Tournament

Round Robin
Western Pennsylvania 2 Marie Philip 0 (25-24, 25-15)
Western Pennsylvania 2 New York 0 (25-10, 25-10)
Western Pennsylvania 2 Michigan 0 (25-14, 25-17)
Western Pennsylvania 2 Lexington 1 (21-25, 25-15, 15-10)
Western Pennsylvania 2 Rochester 1 (25-17, 19-25, 15-6)

We finished the Pool Play with a 5-0 record and were seeded #1.

Western Pennsylvania 2 Lexington 0 (25-12, 25-19) - Semifinals
Western Pennsylvania 2 Marie Philip 1 (25-7, 23-25, 15-13) - Championship

Cheyenne Sloan and Olivia Larson were named to the All-Tournament team.

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 10

Monday, October 9, 2017

michiganFaithway Christian 3 Michigan 1 (25-21, 21-25, 21-25, 18-25)

We were fresh out of the tournament and feeling confident. The Tartars started out strong and as a team with 82% serving and 87% receiving. Kayla Sturdivant racked up three kills while also serving at 100% as we took the first set.

Wendy Chicky stepped up her game in the second set with three kills, serving 100%, and receiving 100%. Addison Blair was setting and racking up the assists. It was close but didn’t go our way.

We weren’t ready to give up so easily as Blair’s serves gained us a lot of points including four aces. As a team, we served at 90% which is our best this season. Poor receptions got us again and we lost the third set.

The girls became tired and it showed on their faces as welost the final set as well . We racked up 25 kills and 21 aces. Haley Cooper had a great night with four kills, seven assists, and 100% serving. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 9

Thursday, October 5, 2017

stmarysAcademy of Aurora 3 St. Mary's 0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-8)

Academy of Aurora obviously came to play as it was a quick three sets in their favor. The Lady Bison had a hard time getting their feet moving and just couldn’t seem to gel together. Props go out to Kioney Alvira-Juardo for earning her first dig of her career. Hopefully after the nice long weekend the girls will return rested and ready to take on their next opponents, Rochester School for the Deaf, on Tuesday. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

floridaHarvest Community 3 Florida 0 (25-14, 25-12, 26-24)

I'm not sure where the girls were the first and second set. However, they pulled themselves together the third set and played the best set of the season. Unfortunately, we ran out time and we were unable to secure the win. The stats are also the best we have seen this season. If there is a time to peak, it is going into the Mason-Dixon Tournament and the District Tournament, so the girls are on the right track. This was our last game before we head to Mississippi next week for Mason-Dixon. Then, we return the following week for the District Tournament. Fingers crossed that we carry this momentum into both of those tournaments to finish out the season on a strong note. (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

Ashley Moore: 1 ace, 2 assists, 1 dig
Julianna Cuadrado: 1 ace, 1 assist, 5 digs
Nolan Fisher: 4 digs
Arlyssa Davis: 5 kills, 1 block, 1 assist, 5 digs
Ja'Myra Harris: 1 kill
Maggie Satterfield: 4 aces, 1 kill, 2 assists, 2 digs
Taria Pellicer: 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs
Lourdine Jordonne: 1 kill, 3 digs

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

floridaRiver City Science Academy 3 Florida 2 (17-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-12)

This was the first game that we started off strong and played well from the get go. However, we weren't able to hang on to that momentum and finish off the match in the third set. We definitely were deserving of the win, but gave away the third, fourth, and fifth set. River City changed their strategy and we weren't able to adapt. This is yet another weakness of a young team. It was a valuable learning experience and something that we will work on during practice on Thursday (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

Ashley Moore: 4 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist, 4 digs
Julianna Cuadrado: 2 aces, 1 assist, 5 digs
Arlyssa Davis: 4 aces, 15 kills, 4 assists, 3 digs
Kira Speights: 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig
Ja'Myra Harris: 1 assist, 1 dig
Maggie Satterfield: 8 aces, 2 kills, 15 assists, 5 digs
Taria Pellicer: 4 aces, 3 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs
Lourdine Jordonne: 7 kills, 3 assists

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