H.S. Volleyball Roundup: Broadalbin-Perth sweeps Johnstown, 3-0

Broadalbin-Perth's Lilly Mitchell, left, and Sophia Rogers, center, go up for a block attempt on Johnstown's Sadie Blowers during Monday's Foothills Council volleyball match at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — Having not played or practiced since last Wednesday, the Broadalbin-Perth volleyball team shook off a slow start to post a 3-0 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council match at Johnstown High School on Monday.

The Lady Patriots won by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16.

“We haven’t played or practiced since last Wednesday. We played a little low tonight,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Renee Gillen said. “Our intensity level wasn’t there tonight. We were able to pull it out though.”

Sophia Rogers finished with 12 kills, six aces, four digs and two blocks to lead Broadalbin-Perth, while Lilly Mitchell posted 22 assists and seven digs. Kelsey Hinderliter recorded five digs and two aces for the Lady Patriots.

Teianna Vetrano-Frasier finished with 15 assists, three kills, two digs and one block for Johnstown, Sadie Blowers posted eight kills and four assists, and Amber Tesi notched seven kills, seven assists and seven blocks. Brianna Subik added four kills and three assists for the Lady Bills.

Johnstown's Amber Tesi, left, and Broadalbin-Perth's Shelby Courtney (4) battle at the net during Monday's Foothills Council volleyball match at Johnstown High School. Looking on is Broadalbin-Perth's Sydney Rogers. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

“Broadalbin-Perth is a great team,” Johnstown coach Holly Livingston said. “We knew it was going to be a tough match. It always is with them.”

After winning the first set 25-16, B-P fell behind 4-2 early in the second set before getting a three-point service run from Rogers to make it 6-4.

The Lady Patriots stretched their advantage to 14-7 after three straight points by Hinderliter. The Lady Bills got no closer than five points the rest of the way as B-P went on to win the set 25-17.

The third set began like the second with Johnstown jumping out to an early 4-2 lead after starting the set with two straight points from Subik.

As she did in second set, Rogers pulled the Patriots back in front with a four-point run that included two aces to make it 7-4.

The score remained close throughout the majority of the set as Johnstown remained within striking distance, closing to within 13-11 after two straight points from Subik.

The Lady Bills weren’t able to get any closer as B-P got a six-point service run from Eliana Fraser to surge to a 20-11 lead.

The Lady Patriots closed out the match, winning the third set, 25-16, to complete the sweep.

“We need to keep working on our defense and communication,” Livingston said. “When we talk and communicate is when we play our best.”

Johnstown (5-3 overall, 4-3 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Schuylerville on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. match.

Broadalbin-Perth (8-1 overall, 6-1 Foothills) is slated to travel to Hudson Falls on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. match.


Canajoharie-Fort Plain 3, Hadley-Luzerne 0

LAKE LUZERNE — Mckayla Hayner finished with 17 service points, eight aces, three digs and two kills to lead Canajoharie-Fort Plain to a sweep of Hadley-Luzerne in a non-league.

C-FP won by scores of 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20.

Sarah Paradiso had seven service points and five kills for Canajoharie-Fort Plain (5-4 overall), while Sydney Shepard posted four kills and two digs. Olivia Kennedy had three digs for Canajoharie-Fort Plain, and Lauren Weinberger added eight service points and three aces.

Paige Baer posted eight digs and two aces for Hadley-Luzerne (2-10 overall), while Alisa Deuel had eight points and four assists. Kacey Allen notched three aces and three kills for the Eagles.


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