ALBION — Coach Ann Capacci's squad has shown effective chemistry and resilience all season long, as the team worked through its Niagara-Orleans League season in perfect fashion, compiling a 12-0 league record.
Why should there be any reason to think the postseason will be any different?
No. 2 Albion matched up against No. 15 Lew-Port in a Class B volleyball pre-quarterfinal on Friday evening, and the Lady Purple Eagles picked up right where they left off. Albion won in straight sets, 3-0, and advances to play No. 7 Iroquois in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday afternoon. Start time is slated for 4:30 p.m., at the Albion HS gym.
Sara Millspaugh led Albion with nine kills, three digs and an ace, while Kelsee Soule had eight kills, eight digs and an ace. Chanyce Powell had six kills, a dig and a block, while Meghan Hurley had four kills, six digs and 11 assists. Jasmyn Smith added five digs, five aces and eight assists.
Albion won the first set 25-16, the second set 25-15 and the decisive third set 25-13.
Medina 3, East 0
BUFFALO — Jenna Carpenter led the Lady Mustangs with 10 kills, as coach Tim Lincoln's Medina squad came out of Buffalo with a straight-set upset victory over No. 4 East HS in a Class C volleyball pre-quarterfinal matchup on Friday evening.
Nicole Blount had six aces and three kills for No. 13 Medina, while Emily Kams added seven assists. Medina won the first set 25-18, the second set 25-20 and the decisive third set 25-15.
Medina moves on to face No. 5 Southwestern at 6 p.m. Tuesday in West Ellicott, which is near Jamestown. The Lady Mustangs were the only lower-seeded team in the Class C bracket to upset the higher seed in the pre-quarterfinal round.
Roy-Hart 3, JFK 0
MIDDLEPORT — Eliza Schwab led the Lady Rams with five kills, two blocks and three aces, as coach Bill Holahan's Roy-Hart squad defeated No. 10 JFK in straight sets, in a Class C volleyball pre-quarterfinal matchup on Friday evening.