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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

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 28

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

kansasKansas 3 Oklahoma 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-17)

Madison Welch served up 21 aces and had eight kills to guide Kansas past arch-rival Oklahoma in straight sets.

Cierra Sherwood: 4 aces
Jamiaka Jones: 3 aces
Katja Grace: 3 aces, 2 kills, 1 dig
Kaylee Wells: 1 ace, 2 kills
Madison Welch: 21 aces, 8 kills
Taylor Wise: 1 assist
Tiadra Vang: 5 aces, 6 assists

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

new-mexicoCoronado 3 New Mexico 1 (25-5, 21-25, 25-10, 25-9)

Tuesday’s game was hugely different compared to the game against the same school last year. The Roadrunners showed a huge improvement in their passing skills and defense. Freshman Victoria Baca had nine digs and Senior Kimberly Sanchez had four kills. Sophomore Lindsay Hand had six assists and four digs while Sophomore Mya Malone had three kills and five digs. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 27

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

michiganFaith Academy 3 Michigan 1 (27-29, 25-18, 25-17, 25-12)

The Tartars have been working on passing to target more frequently and accurately. The first set was hot and extremely close. Wendy Chicky was 100% in all stats across the board and Rina Manssora got two kills as we picked up the win.

The second and third sets almost looked like the same game. The Tartars continued to serve well, but we didn't get many opportunities to hit due to poor passing. Faith took the next two sets.

MSD wasn't ready to go home and wanted to add another win to their record. Kayla Sturdivant and Charisma Gafford stepped up the attack and both got a couple of kills in the fourth set. Faith took the lead early and MSD had a hard time recovering and we lost the set and match. Candace Fleming was our serving leader with 100% serving. Fleming is also racking up some assists since setting, she got four assists tonight. Wendy Chicky was our receiving leader with 70%, while also adding 13 aces to her stats. (Contributed by Head Coach Lindsay Lantagne)

kansasKansas City East 3 Kansas 1 (25-20, 25-18, 14-25, 25-14)

Madison Welch had team high six kills and six aces for Kansas.

Cierra Sherwood: 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 dig
Katja Grace: 2 aces, 1 kill
Kaylee Wells: 3 aces
Madison Welch: 6 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist
Tiadra Vang: 4 aces, 2 kills, 5 assists, 1 dig

stmarysSt. Mary's 3 Global Charter 0 (25-23, 25-7, 25-17)

Yesterday, the Lady Bison had their first home win of the season against Global Charter. It was a very competitive game as both teams were equally matched but our Lady Bison came out on top in three straight sets. Elise Watson had a great serving game, earning 15 points on her own. Aleyshka Rivera also earned her first point in a game during our second set. Cami Cole did well at the net getting three attacks and one kill. All the girls contributed to this win (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania 3 Seeds of Faith Christian 0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-6)

Our girls have a big test today. We will play a double-header against First Baptist and the winner will have a clear road to take second place in the division. (Contributed by Athletic Director Val Wojton)

League record: 6-1

Criversidearnegie Schools-Riverside 3 Riverside 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-17)

Jayda Norris had 10 assists and two aces for Riverside in a league loss.

Kills: Alexandra Monge 5, Hannah Weiss 5, Team Total 16.
Aces: Jayda Norris 2, Team Total 5.
Blocks: Team Total 0.
Digs: Emma Salazar 15, Camille Andrade 13, Team Total 59.
Assists: Jayda Norris 10, Team Total 12.

indianaInternational 3 Indiana 1 (25-20, 16-25, 25-20, 25-23)

Anya Pothorski racked up 11 kills and two blocks for Indiana.

Kills: Anya Pothorski 11, Hannah Puent 8, Team Total 27.
Aces: Hannah Puent 2, Team Total 6.
Blocks: Anya Pothorski 2, Team Total 4.
Digs: Kate Lorenzo 12, Team Total 48.
Assists: Kate Lorenzo 15, Sascha Tankski 8, Team Total 23.

texasBrentwood Christian 3 Texas 2 (25-13, 25-18, 16-25, 17-25, 15-11)

Ashlene Etkie notched a double-double with 10 kills, 22 digs and four aces as Texas suffered their first district loss.

Kills: Ashlene Etkie 10, Team Total 30.
Aces: Ashlene Etkie 4, Team Total 9.
Blocks: Ella-Berri Kornkven 3, Michaela Kelley 1, Team Total 4.
Digs: Ashlene Etkie 22, Team Total 104.

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 3 New Jersey 0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-21)

Yasmean and Trinity did a great job at earning serve points. The Lady Panthers did work hard to keep scores up and focused on their positions to keep our lead. They did a great job on the court. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

arkansasCommunity Christian 3 Arkansas 0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-12)

Arkansas was swept in straight sets at home. The JV team lost 2-0 (25-10, 25-21). The team will play Southwest Christian at home on Thursday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 26

Monday, September 25, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Landmark School 1 (16-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-23)

Our girls had a hard time getting used to Landmark's court and match ball. The Vikings made the most of their home court advantage to secure a nice set win. However, we were able to adjust and we worked much harder to be patient, make fewer mistakes, and to make every serve count. The Lady Ghosts worked harder and harder each set, but we were able to win last night, 3-1. Last night was not only the first time we won at the Landmark School, but we also tied our school's record for winning streak (five matches, first set in 2011). Assistant coach Amanda Hilleque and I are very proud of the team's accomplishment today and we know there will be many more to come.

The Marie Philip Lady Ghosts are now 9-5 so far for the season, with a 4-1 record so far in IGC league play. Our next match is a rematch against Gann Academy on Thursday. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Sabrina Rodrigues: 8 aces, 4 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs
Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 1 ace, 5 kills, 9 assists, 1 dig
Norma Aldana: 4 aces, 4 kills, 2 assists, 1 dig
Shayla Rochette: 7 aces, 3 kills, 2 assists
Christine Vargas: 2 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist
Lily Fruguglietti: 2 aces, 1 assist

rochesterRochester 2 Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School JV 0 (25-7, 25-21)

Engenio Maria De La Hostas is the new team that we played against yesterday. We won the game 2-0 since it was a JV game. Since we only have to play best of three, I requested them to play a third set even though we won 2-0. We lost the unofficial third set, 28-26. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Avion Henderson: 3 aces
Emma Kane: 2 assists

arkansasGospel Light Christian 3 Arkansas 0 (25-0, 25-14, 25-10)

Arkansas was swept in straight sets and the JV team lost 2-1 (13-25, 25-6, 15-3).

Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2017

rochesterRochester School for the Deaf hosted the Homecoming tournament last weekend. Our volleyball team won their first game of Homecoming against St. Mary’s, 2-0. The second game for the Wildcats was against Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD). PSD took the lead, but the Wildcats fought and and came back to win the first set and then won the second set to take the lead for the round robin matches and advanced to the championship game. The next day, PSD beat St. Mary's in the semifinal. RSD and PSD played for the championship game in a best of 5 format. RSD won the game 3-0 against PSD. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

1st Game: Rochester 2 St Mary's 0 (25-21, 25-21)

McKenna Girod: 2 kills, 5 aces
Avion Henderson: 2 assists
Emma Kane: 5 aces

2nd Game: Rochester 2 Pennsylvania 0 (26-24, 25-18)

McKenna Girod: 1 kill, 3 aces
Avion Henderson: 1 assist
Mariana Menzynski: 4 aces
Juia Ott: 3 aces

3rd Game: Rochester 3 Pennsylvania 0 (25-6, 25-14, 25-20) - Championship

Mariana Menzynski: 5 aces
McKenna Girod: 13 aces

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 25

Saturday, September 23, 2017

alabamaAlabama was 0-5 at the Wadley Invitational Tournament and finished in sixth place. Zackeshia Jordan was selected to the All-Tournament team.

*Listed in order played (Round Robin)
Wadley 2 Alabama 0 (25-9, 25-14)
LaGrange 2 Alabama 0 (25-15, 25-14)
Horseshoe Bend 2 Alabama 0 (25-9, 25-13)
Beulah 2 Alabama 0 (25-19, 25-7)
Woodland 2 Alabama 0 (25-11, 25-7)

model-secondaryModel hosted their their annual invitational tournament and finished in third place out of eight teams and a 2-2 record. The team lost to the eventual champions Woodrow Wilson in the semifinals.

*Listed in order played (Pool)
Sidwell Friends 2 Model 1 (25-14, 21-25, 15-13)
Model 2 EL Haynes Public Charter School 0 (25-7, 25-14)
Model 2 King Abdullah Academy 1 (25-22, 16-25, 15-12)

Woodrow Wilson 2 Model 0 (25-8, 25-19) - Semifinals

Tournament statistics:
Justina Miles: 3 digs, 4 kills, 2 blocks
Marisa Montoya: 30 digs, 3 kills, 2 assists
Emily Nover: 46 digs, 5 aces, 21 kills, 1 block
Brianna Mehan: 3 digs, 10 kills, 5 aces, 2 blocks
Crystal Salit: 2 digs
Kelley Johnson: 10 digs, 14 aces, 3 kills, 48 assists
Veronica Savage: 12 digs, 8 aces, 6 kills, 4 blocks
Megan Montoya: 7 digs Talia Boren: 1 dig, 3 kills
Maia Swanson: 12 digs, 5 aces, 9 kills, 3 assists

stmarysSt. Mary’s Bison traveled to Rochester over the weekend to participate in their annual homecoming tournament.

Our first game was against the home team and our girls came ready to play. Building off of our previous games, the girls continue to learn to play more and more like a team. Cameron Cole and Elise Watson lead the team in scoring with seven points each. Aleyshka Rivera also earned some of her first ever volleys in a game and Tatyana and Emma both showed more movement on the court.

In our second match, we faced Destiny school from Rochester and we finally got our W. When matched against this very new team our girls finally pulled it together and won two straight sets. Kioney Alvira-Jurado was the high scorer with 12 points followed closely by Elise Watson with eight. While all the girls were definitely more active we still had to control our passes to eke out our first set win. After that the girls became a little too confident and fell behind 17-3. After some quick refocusing we were able to control our emotions long enough to close out the second and final set.

Our last game of the evening was against PSD. With this being the last game of the evening the stands were packed which led to a lot of distraction for our girls. After a disappointing first set we rallied and came back slightly stronger in the second. We just couldn't seem to pull ahead and in the end fell short.

To round out the tournament, we played PSD again on Saturday morning. The girls had a hard time shaking off the loss from the night before and seemed a little intimidated. We tried hard to come together but with a high serving game of four points from Julia Bronneberg, it was obvious we just weren't in it. The girls held on for both sets and finished in third place in the tournament. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

Friday, September 22
Rochester 2 St Mary's 0 (25-21, 25-21)
St Mary's 2 Destiny 0 (25-14, 25-22)
Pennsylvania 2 St Mary's 0 (25-15, 25-18)

Saturday, September 23
Pennsylvania 2 St Mary's 0 (25-12, 25-13)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

floridaInterlachen 3 Florida 0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-9)

The game was a roller coaster. There were moments of greatness, but overall the girls lacked chemistry and really doubted themselves on the court. They were very emotional and not themselves. Their inexperience really showed tonight. We had a good meeting after the game and we will watch some video next week. The girls have the skills, now they have to put it in action during game time to see some results. (Contributed by Head Coach Tiffany Kawohl)

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

Prep Volleyball Roundup - September 24

Saturday, September 23, 2017

kansasKansas 3 Missouri 0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-19)

Madison Welch had a double-double with 13 aces and 10 kills to lead Kansas in a homecoming win past Missouri.

Cierra Sherwood: 3 aces, 4 kills
Jamiaka Jones: 2 aces
Katja Grace: 2 aces, 1 kill
Kaylee Wells: 7 aces, 2 kills
Madison Welch: 13 aces, 10 kills, 3 assists
Taylor Wise: 4 assists
Tiadra Vang: 7 aces, 5 kills, 8 assists

texasTexas 3 Meridian School 1 (25-14, 25-17, 19-25, 25-15)

The Etkie sisters teamed up to power Texas past Meridian School to notch a homecoming win. Jalene Etkie had team team highs in kills with nine and 16 digs. Ashlene Etkie recorded six kills, 12 digs, and three aces.

Kills: Jalene Etkie 9, Elle-Berri Kornkven 6, Ashlene Etkie 6, Team Total 29.
Aces: Kaci Ketchum 5, Ashlene Etkie 3, Sunita Schmidjorg 3, Team Total 15.
Blocks: Jayne Taylor 2, Elle-Berri Kornkven 1, Team Total 3.
Digs: Jaelene Etkie 16, Ashlene Etkie 12, Team Total 65.
Assists: Emma Guintoli 16, Kaci Ketchum 7, Team Total 28.

phoenixPhoenix 3 Arizona 0 (25-20, 25-6, 25-15)

Phoenix won the Desert Duel Trophy in straight sets. The Desert Duel is a traveling trophy between Arizona and Phoenix that was formerly called The Big Game trophy.

marylandMaryland @ Oakdale Volleyball Tournament

Maryland was 1-2 at the Oakdale Volleyball Tournament and did not advance out of pool play. Cassidy Perry was recognized to the All-Tournament Honorable Mention team.

*Listed in order played
Century 3 Maryland 0 (25-17, 25-20, 15-8)
Oakdale 3 Maryland 0 (25-18, 25-15, 15-3)
Maryland 3 Easton 0 (25-14, 27-25, 15-7)

Stats for Easton match:
Cara Bielucke: 2 kills, 2 aces
Milana Bielucke: 5 digs
Lexi Bullock: 1 kill, 2 digs, 1 ace
Alyssa Glennon: 7 assists, 2 aces
Rajena Guettler: 7 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs, 1 ace
Hanna Johnston-Shaw: 1 dig
Cassidy Perry: 9 kills, 1 block, 5 digs, 3 aces
Freya Seremeth: 8 assists, 3 digs, 3 aces

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