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Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 5

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

marie-philipChapel Hill Chauncy Hall School 3 Marie Philip 0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-20)

Yesterday, the Marie Philip Lady Ghosts, #2 in the Independent Girls' Conference (IGC), took on the #1 team, undefeated Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall. Our girls had a difficult time getting themselves back into the game again and again by letting errors pile up. Despite the scores that indicated close sets, we did not play to our potential today. The Chargers took advantage to sweep us for today and for the regular season.

The nice thing about being defeated today is that it made the needs for our individual players, and teams, much more obvious than when we were on our winning streak. The coaches will be sure to work with our players on those needs all weekend as we travel to Maryland to take part in the SpikeOut tournament. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

IGC record: 5-2

Sabrina Rodrigues: 4 aces, 2 kill, 5 assists, 2 digs
Shayla Rochette: 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist, 1 dig
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 1 ace, 7 kills, 8 assists
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 assist
Norma Aldana: 1 ace, 2 kills

new-jerseyNew Jersey 3 New York 1 (25-11, 25-15, 22-25, 29-27)

Giezi Teutle had three aces and two assists for New Jersey in a match up of Deaf schools against New York-Fanwood.

Ana Maria Devora: 1 ace
Sinmiloluwa Folaranmi: 2 aces
Alexis Holland: 1 kill
Giezi Teutle: 3 aces, 2 assists
De'Avian Watson : 1 kill, 1 assist
Naiajah Wilson: 1 ace, 1 kill

fremontFremont 3 Making Waves Academy 0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-1)

Jade Dawson notched a double-double serving 23 aces and passed out 10 assists for Fremont.

Kills: Esther Biser 4, Hannah Wetzel 4, Jada Dawson 4, Team Total 18.
Aces: Jade Dawson 23, Esther Biser 8, Team Total 42.
Blocks: Jade Dawson 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Jade Dawson 3, Esther Biser 2, Kara Wolfangle 2, Team Total 9.
Assists: Jade Dawson 10, Malia Zornoza 4, Team Total 14.

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 4

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania 3 Neighborhood Academy 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-20)

Our victory against The Neighborhood Academy along with a forfeit victory this coming Thursday puts us at 9-2 in league play and we are clinched for at least a second place finish in our division. (Contributed by Athletic Director Val Wojton)

League record: 9-2

rochesterRochester 3 Destiny Christian 1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 25-11)

The Wildcats got off to slow start in the first and second sets while still learning how to play the 5-1 rotation. We were able to pick up our game in the third and fourth sets for a win. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Mckenna Girod: 15 aces, 4 kills
Emma Kane: 5 assists
Julia Ott: 1 kill
Mariana Menzynski: 1 kill

kansasIndependence Homeschool 3 Kansas 0 (25-15, 25-22, 28-26)

In a tight contest against Independence Homeschool, Madison Welch recorded 14 kills and six aces for Kansas.

Cierra Sherwood: 1 ace, 2 kills
Jamiaka Jones: 2 aces, 1 kill
Katja Grace: 1 assist
Kaylee Wells: 1 kill
Madison Welch: 6 aces, 14 kills, 1 block
Tiadra Vang: 2 aces, 3 kills, 7 assists
Taylor Wise: 1 assist

fremontFremont 3 Holy Names 0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-14)

Jada Dawson racked up a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs. Jade Dawson passed out 17 assists and served seven aces.

Kills: Jada Dawson 14, Mahlia Thornton 9, Team Total 35.
Aces: Jade Dawson 7, Kara Wolfangle 4, Malia Zornoza 4, Team Total 18.
Blocks: Jada Dawson 2, Jade Dawson 1, Team Total 3.
Digs: Jada Dawson 10, Kara Wolfangle 9, Malia Zornoza 9, Team Toal 43.
Assists: Jade Dawson 17, Malia Zornoza 11, Team Total 30.

lexingtonHeschel 3 Lexington 0 (26-24, 27-25, 25-16)

Gigi Zheng had four kills, three aces, and a block for Lexington in a league loss.

Kills: Gigi Zheng 4, Heidy De La Rosa 4, Dorgianny Flores 4, Team Total 14.
Aces: Gigi Zheng 3, May Tun 2, Team Total 6.
Blocks: Gigi Zheng 1, Team Total 1.
Digs: Heidy De La Rosa 5, Team Total 5.
Assists: Gigi Zheng 2, Team Total 4.

indianaIndiana 3 University 1 (21-25, 25-17, 31-29, 25-19)

Hannah Puent picked up a double-double for Indiana with 14 kills and 10 digs. Kate Lorenzo dished out 38 assists.

Kills: Anya Pothroski 16, Hannah Puent 14, Team Total 41.
Aces: Sascha Tansky 7, Anya Pothroski 4, Team Total 16.
Blocks: Kate Lorenzo 1, Anya Pothroski 1, Team Total 2.
Digs: Kalena Bumbala 11, Hannah Puent 10, Sascha Tansky 10, Team Total 52.
Assists: Kate Lorenzo 38, Team Total 38.

texasexas 3 John Paul II 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-19)

Ella-Berri Kornkven had 10 kills and two blocks to lead Texas in district play. Ashlene Etkie had team high 11 digs along with six kills and three aces.

Kills: Ella-Berri Kornkven 10, Ashlene Etkie 6, Team Total 29.
Aces: Sunita Schmidjorg 4, Ashlene Etkie 3, Team Total 9.
Blocks: Ella-Berri Kornkven 2, Team Total 4.
Digs: Ashlene Etkie 11, Liela Sicoli 9, Jalene Etkie 9, Team Total 48.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 19, Team Total 24.

District record: 9-1

marylandMaryland 3 Perry Hall Christian 0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-4)

Maryland picked up a road league win against Perry Hall Christian.

Cara Beilucke: 2 kills
Milana Bielucke: 1 assist
Lexi Bullock: 5 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces
Alyssa Glennon: 1 kill, 12 assists
Rajena Guettler: 8 kills, 2 digs, 2 aces
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 1 dig
Meghan Luebehusen: 4 aces
Cassidy Perry: 10 kills, 4 digs, 1 ace
Freya Seremeth: 2 kills, 9 assists, 1 dig, 4 aces

riversideSherman Indian 3 Riverside 1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-16, 25-20)

Scarlett Watters had 13 digs and eight assists for Riverside in a conference loss.

Kills: Hannah Weiss 7, Serenity Fry 6, Team Total 24.
Aces: Hannah Metzner 4, Hannah Weiss 4, Team Total 13.
Blocks: Serenity Fry 2, Team Total 2.
Digs: Scarlett Watters 13, Emma Salazar 9, Team Total 46.
Assists: Jayda Norris 9, Scarlett Watters 8, Team Total 22.

michiganSt. Thomas More Academy 3 Michigan 0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-21)

The Tartars started out slow but we picked up the pace and improved drastically as the game went on. Crystal Katcher was served well and was 4 of 4 in the first set. We are still struggling with receiving but we are learning to adjust to poor passes by communicating better. This led to many assists but not by our setters. Wendy Chicky racked up three assists in the second set alone. We set the ball up more often and started looking like we our play in Kentucky.

Kayla Sturdivant was our most aggressive player with 12 attacks and four kills. Despite our improvements, St. Thomas More were hitting more than we were used to and we lost. We are headed to Maryland this weekend for the SpikeOut Division 2 tournament. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

atlanta-areaAtlanta Area 3 Cottage School 2 (10-25, 25-15, 25-21, 19-25, 15-7)

Atlanta Area went the distance to defeat The Cottage School to nab a third place finish in the Atlanta Athletic Conference playoff.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

new-yorkNew York @ Deaf Awareness Week Volleyball Tournament

The tournament began in the morning with round robin matches to determine the bracket seeding. We lost to Lexington and Delaware while defeating American to end up with a 1-2 record and a #3 seed.

We lost in the semifinals against Lexington, 2-1. Alora Johnson had four service points, an assist, and one attack. Anjel Perez earned three service points, an assist, and an attack.

With the loss, we faced American for third place. After a long day of tournament, the girls became tired and we lost, 2-1. Silmara Campos had eight service points and Anjel Perez had 10.

Overall, our remaining team members played well and our new additions showed great improvement especially with their passing. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

*Listed in order played (Round Robin)
Lexington 1 New York 0 (25-17)
Delaware 1 New York 0 (25-14)
New York 1 American 0 (26-24)

Lexington 2 New York 0 (25-20, 25-8) - Semifinals
American 2 New York 1 (25-12, 21-25, 15-4) - 3rd Place

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

new-yorkThornton-Donovan 2 New York 0 (25-17, 25-13)

Freshman Silmara Campos earned four service points and an ace. It has been a rough week for the volleyball team due to the loss of three key players. This season, our focus will be on rebuilding. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 3

Monday, October 2, 2017

michiganMerritt Academy 3 Michigan 0 (25-6, 25-15, 25-12)

We knew it was going to be tough game but the ladies still gave it their all. Addison Blair played aggressively and was serving at 100% in the first set. Tartars were receiving better in the second set, with Wendy Chicky at 87%. Kayla Sturdivant led the third set, getting a couple kills. The ladies continue to improve and Merritt is a great team. They took us down.

Haley Cooper was 100% serving, Kayla Sturdivant was our receiver leader with 74%, and Addison Blair added one kill, four aces, and two digs to her stats. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

stmarysCentral Baptist 3 St Mary's 0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-11)

Yesterday, the Lady Bison faced off against Central Baptist on their home court. After a bit of a late start, the girls went in with a positive attitude and the hopes of a win. They fell a little short in three straight sets but their skills level is obviously improving. Every time these girls step on the court they show us that even though they’re not getting a ‘W’ they’re still coming out on top. Though we fell due to a lot of service errors Cameron Cole, Elise Watson, Tatyana Bean, and Kioney Alvira-Juardo each managed a solid 2-3 points each. Cameron Cole had a spectacular dig and Julia Bronneberg had her first attack of her career. The girls are still learning and still improving with every day that passes. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 2

Prep Volleyball Roundup - October 2

Saturday, September 30, 2017

arkansasShattuck-St Mary 2 Arkansas 0 (25-12, 25-4)
Arkansas 2 Minnesota 1 (25-14, 22-25, 17-15)

Arkansas split a pair of games at Minnesota’s Homecoming triangular match. The first match was against neighboring school, Shattuck-St. Mary where Arkansas was swept in two sets. Arkansas pulled out a 2-1 win against the host, Minnesota in a close game where the final set went into extra points.

americanAmerican @ Deaf Awareness Volleyball Tournament

American played three round robin games and lost all games which put put us as the #4 seed in the four-team bracket.

We played against Delaware School for the Deaf who was the #1 seed in the semifinals and we lost putting us in the third place game.

Our final game was against New York School for the Deaf for third place and we won 2-1 to and won. (Contributed by Head Coach Colleen LeBlanc)

*Listed in order played (Round Robin)
Delaware 1 American 0 (25-16)
Lexington 1 American 0 (25-16)
New York 1 American 0 (26-24)

Delaware 2 American 0 (26-24, 25-20) - Semifinals
American 2 New York 1 (25-12, 21-25, 15-4) - 3rd Place

Thursday, September 28, 2017

floridaCrescent City 3 Florida 0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-15)

Similarly to the game against St. Joseph, we had a very slow start. Crescent City had a couple of girls that could really serve and hit, but other than that we were really a pretty equally matched team. It took a little bit of time for the girls to get used to Cassidy Dainty playing in Arlyssa Davis’ place. Our youth hurt us in this year. I wish that we had another opportunity to play Crescent City this year. We have two games this coming week against teams that are at our level and then we head to the Mason-Dixon Tournament the following week. (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

Ashley Moore: 2 aces, 3 assists, 4 digs
Julianna Cuadrado: 3 digs
Nolan Fisher: 1 assist, 3 digs
Cassidy Dainty: 4 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs
Kira Speights: 1 ace
Maggie Satterfield: 2 aces, 3 kills, 2 assists, 7 digs
Taria Pellicer: 3 digs
Lourdine Jordonne: 4 kills

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

floridaSt. Joseph Academy 3 Florida 0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-15)

I'm not sure where the Varsity Dragon's Volleyball team was in the first set, but the girls came out and played in the second and the third sets. The consistency was still and issue, but it was improved. Unfortunately, Arlyssa Davis got injured towards the end of the second set. She was able to go back in for the third set, but still wasn't quite 100%. We brought 8th grader Cassidy Dainty along with us and she was able to step up and replace Arlyssa Davis and also was able to get in some additional playing time. (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

floridaTrinity Christian 3 Florida 0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-17)

Consistency was an issue again during the first two games. Trinity Christian definitely outmatched us. However, when the girls were at their best, we challenged them. The girls have got to be able to be on top of their game for the majority of the match, in order to secure some wins. In the third set, the girls got in their groove and were playing some great volleyball. For a team with only one senior and no juniors, I'm really proud of the progress they make on a daily basis. (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

Ashley Moore: 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist, 4 digs
Julianna Cuadrado: 7 digs
Nolan Fisher: 1 dig
Arlyssa Davis: 1 ace, 2 kills, 2 blocks, 1 assist, 6 digs
Ja'Myra Harris: 1 kill
Maggie Satterfield: 1 ace, 1 block, 2 assists, 2 digs
Taria Pellicer: 4 digs
Lourdine Jordonne: 2 aces, 1 dig

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 30

Friday, September 29, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Lexington 2 (25-21, 26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 15-12)

Last night, the Marie Philip Lady Ghosts volleyball team hosted the Lexington School for the Deaf. We had a late start to our match due to traffic, so Friday afternoon volleyball turned into Friday night volleyball.

In the first set, Marie Philip started strong but the Blue Jays did their best to stay close to us. We won 25-21.

In the second set, Lexington played very well and looked like they were about to win when they served with the score 24-19. However, we won the ball back and Christine Vargas had a fantastic run of six unanswered service points to help us steal a second set win, 26-24.

3rd set - Norma Aldana had a fantastic serving performance with eight service points and she helped us to a 21-16 lead. However, Lexington answered back and got the momentum we couldn't stop. We could not get a good run and gave up several service errors that cost us dearly. Lexington pulled off an exciting 27-25 comeback victory.

4th set - Lexington's momentum continued and we had to play catch up all set. The Blue Jays maintained their lead to win the set and force a deciding 5th set.

For the final set of this exciting match, we won the coin toss and it seemed to give new life to our starters. Lexington did a great job of keeping the set close, but we were able to make fewer mistakes than they did. We secured the winning point on a dig by Samantha, a furious diving pass by Sabrina, and a free ball by Zora that landed right on the side line when Lexington's players were hoping it would be out. That 15-12 result was an exciting end to a great match with a worthy opponent. The victory tonight (11th of the season, most in MPS volleyball history) was hard earned and it is a great start to our weekend off.

Our record is now 11-5. Our IGC league record is 5-1 and our next match will be the #2 team (us) visiting the #1 team, 5-0 Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, on Wednesday October 4. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Sabrina Rodrigues: 4 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs
Shayla Rochette: 9 aces, 5 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 1 ace, 5 kills, 18 assists
Norma Aldana: 4 aces, 6 kills
Christine Vargas: 1 ace, 1 kill, 2 assists
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 ace, 1 dig

marylandMaryland 3 Greater Grace Christian 0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-18)

Maryland picked up a league win behind Cassidy Perry’s 14 kills and 4 blocks. Freya Seremeth dished out 13 assists and was in for two blocks.

Milana Bielucke: 3 digs
Lexi Bullock: 2 kills, 1 assist, 7 digs, 3 aces
Alyssa Glennon: 5 assists, 1 dig
Rajena Guettler: 5 kills, 1 block, 11 digs, 1 assist, 2 aces
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 4 digs
Meghan Luebehusen: 1 block
Cassidy Perry: 14 kills, 4 blocks, 3 digs, 2 aces
Freya Seremeth: 13 assists, 2 blocks, 4 digs

JV: Maryland 2 Greater Grace Christian 0 (25-20, 25-13)
JV Record: 13-1-1

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 29

Thursday, September 28, 2017

new-mexicoOak Grove Classical Academy 3 New Mexico 2 (19-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-27, 15-3)

During the fourth set, we were down 18-9. Our Roadrunners showed their stubbornness in a positive way by not giving up as we came from behind to win the fourth set by two points, 27-25. For all of the sets, our girls had great individual moments. For the final set, nerves hit our girls and they did not do well on receiving serves and that hurt us. Sophomore Lindsay Hand had nine aces, eight kills, five assists, and four digs. Freshman Victoria Baca had four aces and four digs. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Gann Academy 2 (25-12, 24-26, 19-25, 25-19, 15-5)

Yesterday, the Marie Philip Lady Ghosts hosted Gann Academy in an Independent Girls' Conference (IGC) rematch. We started very, very well by winning the first set. However, we lost focus halfway through the second set. We were not at full strength for the exciting second set loss. The Red Heifers seized the momentum and put us in a 1-2 hole by winning the third set. We went back to full strength for the fourth set. Winning it emboldened us for a very convincing fifth set and match victory. We set a couple of records: a sixth consecutive match victory and also most kills in one match by a player (Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn, 13). It was a total team effort for all five sets. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Shayla Rochette: 9 aces, 4 kills, 1 assist, 4 digs
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 2 aces, 13 kills, 7 assists, 1 dig
Christine Vargas: 3 aces, 2 kills, 4 assists, 2 digs
Norma Aldana: 4 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 ace, 1 kill, 4 assists
Sabrina Rodrigues: 2 aces, 6 kills
Rita Child: 1 kill
Chloe Martin: 1 ace

IGC record: 5-1

western-pennsylvaniaFirst Baptist Christian 3 Western Pennsylvania 2 (25-23, 20-25, 19-25, 25-22, 18-16)
Western Pennsylvania 3 First Baptist Christian 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-16)

Western Pennsylvania split a pair of league games with First Baptist Christian. The team needs to win next Tuesday’s game to clinch a second place finish in their division.

League record: 7-2

rochesterYork 3 Rochester 0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-20)

The Wildcats used a 5-1 rotation for the first time and were able to make some good plays. However, we played against a good team and lost the game. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Mckenna Girod: 1 ace, 1 kill
Avion Henderson: 1 ace, 1 kill, 3 assists
Julia Ott: 2 aces

stmarysAcademy of Aurora 3 St. Mary's 0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-16)

The Lady Bison battled against a tough opponent yesterday, the Academy of Aurora but fell short. With the stands more full than usual due to Deaf Awareness week, our young girls faced off against the toughest team yet. Aurora was aiming serves, spiking left and right, and really challenging our girls with every play. Our girls did not give up though, they fought for every point they got and managed quite a few good volleys too. Tatyana Bean earned her first service points and ended up being our team leader in serves with four points. Cameron Cole came up with two digs and Elise Watson and Kioney Alvira-Juardo both helped with key passes in the game.

All of our girls contributed with something yesterday and it is becoming quite clear that though they are young, they are not a team that is just going to roll over. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

michiganNew Life Christian 3 Michigan 0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-11)

Addison Blair was receiving well and was 4 of 4 in the first set and Haley Cooper was 3 of 3. We kept giving the ball right back to New Life Christian and paid for it with a set loss. The girls continued to get better through out the night. Kayla Sturdivant played more aggressively in the second set and was 100% across the board. She continued to play aggressive in the third set, however we didn't take advantage of New Life Christian’s weaknesses as we lost the game. Addison Blair had a great game with 100% serving and receiving the most efficiently with 86%. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

texasTexas 3 Concordia 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-18)

Sunita Schmidjorg had ten aces to power Texas for a district win.

Kills: Jaelene Etkie 6, Ashlene Etkie 5, Team Total 19.
Aces: Sunita Schmidjorg 10, Ashlene Etkie 4, Team Total 20.
Blocks: Ella-Berri Kornkven 1, Brianne Leiker 1, Jayne Taylor 1, Team Total 3.
Digs: Liela Sicoli 12, Jaelene Etkie 7, Team Total 34.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 13, Kaci Ketchum 3, Team Total 17.

marylandMount Airy Christian 3 Maryland 0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-21)

Cassidy Perry had team high 11 digs and eight kills in a league loss for Maryland.

Milana Bielucke: 4 assists, 5 digs, 1 ace
Lexi Bullock: 6 kills, 4 digs
Alyssa Glennon: 1 dig
Rajena Guettler: 6 kills, 8 digs, 1 assist
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox: 1 kill
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 1 dig
Meghan Luebehusen: 1 block
Cassidy Perry: 8 kills, 1 block, 11 digs
Freya Seremeth: 14 assists, 5 digs, 2 aces

JV: Maryland 2 Mount Airy Christian 0 (25-18, 25-21)
JV Record: 12-1-1

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