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H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Huskies lose in quarterfinals

October 27, 2012
By?The Leader-Herald ( , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - After winning the first game in impressive fashion, the Gloversville volleyball team looked to be in good shape in its Section II Class A quarterfinal contest with Niskayuna.

However, the fifth-seeded Silver Warriors regrouped and won the final three games on their way to a 3-1 victory over the fourth-seeded Huskies at Gloversville High School.

Niskayuna won by scores of 14-25, 25-23, 29-27 and 25-15.

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Gloversville’s Jenna Putnam looks to hit over the block attempt by Niskayuna’s Julia Niyar, center, and Meghan Mickel (3) during Friday’s Section II Class A quarterfinal match at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Lauren Litz led Niskayuna with 24 assists and two aces, while Samantha Atchinson posted 24 digs, five aces and two kills. DeAnna Whittemore registered 18 kills and nine digs for the Silver Warriors, and Jordyn Davidson added 11 kills.

In the first game, Gloversville rode a seven-point run by Chelsey Biasini on its way to a 25-14 win.

"We looked fantastic in the first game," Gloversville coach Duane Hicks said. "Their offense picked up in the second game though. They hit pretty well and we started to play on our heels."

Jenna Putnam had 13 assists, 10 kills, five digs and a block for Gloversville, while Katlyn Pierce had 12 kills and seven blocks. Alex Bielli had eight kills and five digs for the Huskies, and Christina Pavlovsky had 12 assists.

Gloversville finishes its season with a 12-7 overall record.

"We had a good season. It was best season we've had in five or six years," Hicks said. "We've got a ton to build on. We've got a strong, solid core to build on. Hopefully, we'll be just as good if not better next year."

The Huskies will lose Megan McCall, Ashley Funk, and Kia Antipuesto to graduation.

Niskayuna (6-11 overall) will face top-seeded Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (17-0 overall) in the semifinals Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Broadalbin-Perth High School. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake swept No. 8 seed Amsterdam on Friday, 3-0, winning 25-9, 25-9 and 25-9. The Lady Rams finished the season with a 7-13 overall record.

Class B Quarterfinals

Hoosic Valley 3, Broadalbin-Perth 0

SCHAGHTICOKE - Casey Haughney had 13 service points, 11 kills and six aces to lead second-seeded Hoosic Valley to a sweep of Broadalbin-Perth in the Class B quarterfinals.

The Indians won by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-15.

Rayn Nigro posted 14 kills and three blocks for Hoosic Valley, while Lexy Payne added 12 points.

Amy Walendziak finished with six kills, five blocks and two aces for Broadalbin-Perth, while Chelsea LeBlanc posted six blocks and six kills. Regan Reed added four kills, four assists and three digs for the Lady Patriots.

Hoosic Valley (18-1) will face sixth-seeded Greenville (17-2) in the semifinals Wednesday at Saratoga Springs High School at 7 p.m. Greenville topped third-seeded Galway 3-1 on Friday by scores of 25-22, 25-18, 9-25 and 25-14.

Seventh-seeded Broadalbin-Perth finishes its season with an 11-7 overall record.

Class D Quarterfinals

Waterford 3, Mayfield 1

WATERFORD - After winning the first game 28-26, Mayfield dropped the next three in a quarterfinal loss at Waterford-Halfmoon.

Trailing by one game, the fourth-seeded Fordians rallied to win the final three games 25-21, 26-24 and 25-19 to earn the win.

Karissa Morey led fifth-seeded Mayfield with 12 service points, four assists, four kills and three aces, while Miranda Eagan posted six points, six kills, three aces, three assists and two blocks.

Nicole Little finished with six points and five kills for Mayfield, while Kaylee Bumpus added six points.

Mayfield finishes the season with an 11-7 overall record.

Waterford (14-3 overall) will face top-seeded Argyle (18-1 overall), which posted a 3-1 win over No. 8 seed Fort Edward in the quarterfinals on Friday.

The Lady Scots won by scores of 21-25, 25-15, 26-24 and 25-16.



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