Here's what's going on this week at the Orleans County YMCA in Medina, with league results and commentary courtesy of the Y staff.
Fall Indoor Volleyball
We are coming down to the final weeks in volleyball. In the B division, teams fought for playoff position in every match. In our first match Heisenberg took on Bumpin Uglies. Heisenberg took the match 3-0 by a score of 75-47. Riley Welker had a strong performance, crushing the ball down with authority. He was on a rampage each game. Lindsay Froman gave a strong performance also but was unable to keep her team in it, as they fell to the stronger Heisenberg.
In our second match of the night, Bridget’s Bashers pushed for a higher seed in the playoffs as they defeated Job Corp 3-0 by a score of 75-56. Bridget Stopa wouldn’t let her team fall, shocking the crowd with countless diving saves. They are poised to make a run in the playoffs.
The last game was No. 1 seed Cupcakes taking on a rolling Victorious Secret. Ultimately, after an amazing comeback in game one, Cupcakes steamrolled to a 3-0 victory by a score of 75-52. VS captain Danny Anderson said afterwards, "We should have never lost that first game. That completely destroyed us. I know we can do better and I still believe in this team." Look for these two teams to have one final battle in the playoffs, where everything is on the line.
In C division, Shnoogadonks took on Just Us, winning 2-1 by a score of 76-60. Donks serves were just too much for Just Us, with the power-crushing force of every team member allowing them to take the lead and never look back in games one and three.
Main Liquor then played a doubleheader, starting against Misfits. Main Liquor looked dominant in the first outing, earning a 3-0 victory by a score of 75-48. With solid play, Mistfits had no idea what hit them. The games flew by, with great serving from Allison Zinkievich.
In our final game of the night, Main Liquor took on Set on the Beach. The final score was 2-1 in favor of Main Liquor by a score of 72-63. Despite great all-around play from Keith Ward, there just wasn’t enough gas in the tank for Set on the Beach to take home the win.
In the girls division, The Pride took on Bump Shakers in a thrilling contest. Bump Shakers took home the victory 3-0 by a score of 75-56. Sarah Martin had a great game, doing all she can for her team and being a great all-around team player. Despite the loss, it was a MVP-type performance from her.
In our last match of volleyball this week, A division had one thrilling set of games and one blowout. Zacher Construction took on a depleted A Team, crushing them 3-0 with a 75-34 victory. However, Josh Smith and Adam Tower of the losing team had the play of the night. With two diving foot saves, they were able to keep the ball alive, stunning all of Zacher in the process.
Our next match was decent until the third game. T-Shirts Etc. took on Notorious D.I.G., with T-Shirts winning the match 2-1 by a score of 75-59. However, D.I.G emerged with the last laugh. In game three, everything was put on the line, and bodies were diving everywhere on the court. Great play from both teams led to a 25-25 tie, with each team needing to win by two. Notorious was able to take the lead, and with Sam Roskowski’s great hands, she was able to sneak one over the net for the game's final point.
This week in youth soccer, our 4-6 year age group had an exciting match. Lily Maynard showed her dribbling skills, putting forth a series of cuts that astounded the crowd. That led to the game’s only goal of the day, and her team earned the victory by a score of 1-0.
Going on to our 7-9 year olds, a special game was played, with each team's coach playing in the match. Gavyn Snook had a great game by utilizing his lightning-quick speed, blowing by defenders and notching a hat trick in his team's 4-1 victory.
Lastly was our 10-12 year olds putting forth another excellent match. With a loss last week, the Blue Devils were out for victory today. With great passing from the whole team, the Blue Devils got their victory. Gracie Cogovan and Carter Green showed off their skills and helped lead their team to 4-1 victory.
Adult Floor Hockey
In our Friday night Adult Hockey League, four matches went about with dominance being shown as we get closer to the playoffs. Canal Country Artisans fell to Avantis for their third straight loss in a 9-1 defeat. Eric Offermann scored two goals to lead his team to victory, leading the way for defensemen in goals in the league.
Next up, Avengers took down Barn Busters with a 3-2 victory. Like all of their previous games, it was close down to the very end. Austin Carpenter was amazing in goal, taking a barrage of shots at him, and not letting any through.
Drum Oil took on Team Ramrod, with Drum Oil earning a convincing 6-0 victory. Steve Crowe ran through the team, as the whole squad had a great performance, with pinpoint passing leading to their six goals.
In our final game of the night, the Knights took on Men with Wood. Wood took them down with a 4-3 victory. Dustin Wells was the MVP, scoring all of his team’s goals. A special thanks to our new refs for their help in keeping the league calm and fair.