MIDDLEPORT — After the Lady Rams took the first two sets of Tuesday's match, Medina showed some early spunk in the third set, splitting the first 12 points at 6-6.
Roy-Hart then began to pull away by winning 12 of the next 13 points, taking an 18-7 lead and withstanding a late Medina rally for a 25-18 victory in the third set. Consequently, Roy-Hart came away with a 3-0 victory in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match on Tuesday evening.
Roy-Hart improves to 7-2 in league play, while Medina falls to 4-5.
Eliza Schwab led the way for Roy-Hart with 11 service points, four for aces, and 13 setting assists. Lady Rams coach Bill Holahan said Schwab's setting acumen down the stretch was key in his team's ability to pull away for the victory.
"We passed and served pretty well," Holahan said. "But Schwab's setting makes the offense go."
Roy-Hart's Justine Wittcop had six service points, one for an ace, and five kills, while Courtney Van Buren had seven points and two kills. Brianna Lewandowski also added 10 service points for the Lady Rams.
Medina was led by Nicole Blount with five kills, while Brittany Schultz had three kills and Brittany Button had three aces.
Roy-Hart won the first set 25-10, and the second set 25-16.
Albion 3, Wilson 2
ALBION — Kelsee Soule led the way for Albion with 16 kills, 21 digs and two aces, as the Lady Purple Eagles outlasted Wilson in a five-set volleyball thriller in a Niagara-Orleans League match on Tuesday evening.
Sara Millspaugh added 15 kills, seven digs and two aces for the Lady Purple Eagles, while Chanyce Powell had 12 kills, two aces and five blocks.
Albion won the first two sets 25-23 and 25-15, before falling in the third and fourth sets by consecutive 26-24 margins. The Lady Purple Eagles bounced back to win the decisive fifth set, 25-16.
"In the third set, we missed seven serves, and we let them back in it," veteran Albion coach Ann Capacci said. "When you let a good team think they can play, they play. We didn't shut the door, and they got the momentum back."
Ally Bubar had 11 kills for the Lakewomen, while Alyssa Schlosser had 33 digs.
Meghan Hurley had seven kills, four aces and 14 assists for the Lady Purple Eagles, while Jasmyn Smith had four kills, two digs, four aces and 14 assists.
Wilson falls to 6-3 in league play, while Albion remains undefeated at 9-0.
"It's a game of momentum," Capacci said. "At the end, we did the little things right. If we play our game, we're okay."
Newfane 3, CSAT 0
BUFFALO — The Lady Panthers were led by Stephanie Sherwood's 10 kills, as Newfane won a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match in straight sets on Tuesday evening.
Newfane improves to 4-4 in league play, while CSAT falls to 0-9.
Albion 0, Wilson 0
ALBION — After gaining some momentum with a comeback victory over CSAT late last week, the Purple Eagles continued their strong midseason play in a hard-fought 0-0 tie in Monday afternoon's Niagara-Orleans League contest.
Albion goalkeeper Chase Hall made nine crucial saves to keep the Lakemen off the board, while Jacob Squicciarini and Kyler McQuillan played great defense all game long, veteran Purple Eagles coach Greg Martillotta said.
Albion improves to 1-5-1 in Niagara-Orleans League play, as the season's second half of play begins.
Newfane 5, Roy-Hart 1
NEWFANE — Chad Gilson led the Panthers with two goals and an assist, as Newfane knocked off Roy-Hart in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Monday afternoon.
David Brooks tallied the Rams' lone goal, on an assist from Alex Stoddard.
Patrick Eadie, Skylar Mauer and Mike Lekanka also found the back of the net for the Panthers, who improve to 6-1-1 in league play. Roy-Hart falls to 3-4-1.
Barker 3, Newfane 0
NEWFANE — Kelsey Blackley paced the Lady Raiders with two goals, as Barker continued a stellar season under coach Jeff Costello with a shutout of Newfane in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Tuesday afternoon.
Melissa Grosshans scored at the 12:51 mark of the first half to give Barker the early lead, and the Lady Raiders held on to the 1-0 advantage at the intermission. Blackley helped Barker pull away with two goals after halftime, on assists from Heather Mason and Grosshans.
Caitlyn Mason earned the shutout in goal, as Barker improves to 7-0 in league play. Newfane falls to 3-4.
Kenmore East 7, Medina 0
MEDINA — The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead and cruised to an easy victory over Medina in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Tuesday afternoon.
Medina falls to 0-6 in league play, while Kenmore East improves to 6-1.
Wilson 4, Roy-Hart 2
MIDDLEPORT — Casidhe Heschke had two goals for the Lady Rams, but Roy-Hart fell in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Tuesday afternoon.
Michelle Myers had two goals for the Lakewomen, one on a corner kick and another on a breakaway. Cassie Carr added a goal on a penalty corner, and Courtney Wheeler scored on a penalty stroke.
Roy-Hart 258, Medina 259
MEDINA — Medina's Gage Masters earned medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 43, as the Mustangs and Rams each earned a point in a Niagara-Orleans League match at Shelridge on Monday afternoon.
Faye Conley led Roy-Hart with a nine-hole score of 48, as the Rams won in overall strokes but lost in the inverted score format, 29.5 to 25.5.
Medina finishes the regular season at 5-7-2 in league play, while Roy-Hart remains 2-9-2 with one match to play, tonight against Albion.
Barker 221, Akron 239
AKRON — The Raiders concluded another undefeated Niagara-Orleans League season with a victory on Monday afternoon, as Barker's Alonzo St. Louis earned medalist honors with a 41 at Dande Farms.
Mitch Luckman added a 42 for the Raiders, while Brad Wilson shot a 43. Akron's low scorer was Noah Diebel, who posted a 43.
Barker concludes the season at 13-0-1 in league play, while Akron wraps up at 8-2-4. The league championship is tomorrow at Willowbrook in Lockport, with start time slated for 11 a.m.
Albion 242, Wilson 245
HOLLEY — John Krieger earned medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 42 at Hickory Ridge, as the Purple Eagles pulled off an upset of Wilson in a Niagara-Orleans League match on Monday afternoon.
Connor Barleben added a solid score of 43 for Albion.
Wilson concludes its regular season at 9-4-1, while Albion improves to 5-8 with one match to play, tonight against Roy-Hart.
Newfane 214, CSAT 268
GRAND ISLAND — Aiden Herlan and Josh Gemerek posted matching nine-hole scores of 42 for the Panthers, as Newfane closed the regular season with a Monday afternoon victory in a Niagara-Orleans League match at Beaver Island.
Newfane concluded with a record of 9-5-0, while CSAT finished winless at 0-14-0.
Akron 21, Roy-Hart 36
Akron 16, CSAT 45
Roy-Hart 17, CSAT 45
GASPORT — Derek Edgar led the way for the Tigers with a time of 18:51 at Royalton Ravine, as Akron swept a Niagara-Orleans League tri-meet on Tuesday afternoon.
Ben Bacon paced the Rams with a time of 20:03, finishing fourth overall.
Barker 15, Albion 50
Barker 17, Medina 46
Albion 24, Medina 33
ALBION — The Mustangs' Dalton Cerbone finished fourth overall, but Barker swept a Niagara-Orleans League meet at Albion High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Albion's Evan Pappalardo finished 10th overall with a time of 18:03, while the Purple Eagles' Aaron Chen finished 12th overall at 18:12.
Newfane 20, Wilson 41
NEWFANE — Newfane's Ethan Morgan led all runners with a time of 18:18, as the Panthers defeated Wilson in a Niagara-Orleans League meet at Newfane High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Wilson's Trey Rees took second, while Newfane's Samuel Auernhamer and Cody Liddell rounded out the top four.
Akron 15, Roy-Hart 47
Akron 15, CSAT 50
Roy-Hart 17, CSAT 39
GASPORT — The Lady Tigers were led by Eliza Papke with a time of 21:03, as Akron moved to 4-0 with a sweep in a Niagara-Orleans League tri-meet at Royalton Ravine on Tuesday afternoon.
Chelsea Herriven turned in the best time for the Lady Rams, running a 22:38, good for a sixth-place finish.
Barker 25, Albion 34
Barker 15, Medina 50
Albion 15, Medina 50
ALBION — Medina's Holly Heil led all runners with a time of 20:42, as Barker swept a Niagara-Orleans League meet at Albion High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Albion's Meredith Patterson took third place with a time of 21:15, while the Lady Purple Eagles' Hannah Wehling took fourth at 21:28.
Newfane 18, Wilson 45
NEWFANE — The Lady Panthers' Kelly Bochnewetch led the way with a time of 19:42, as Newfane won a Niagara-Orleans League dual meet at Newfane High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Newfane's Kim Goerss took second, while Wilson's Torey Couturier and Newfane's Kate Bochnewetch rounded out the top four.