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JV girls volleyball wins one, loses one

SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute junior varsity girls volleyball team had its seven-match win streak snapped on Oct. 10, by a score of 3-0. Even though the girls did not win any of the three games, the match was close, as the Griffs lost game one 26-24 and game two 25-20. Leading the Griffs were Emilie Loudenslager, Sarah Kwiatkowski and Emily Zebrowski.

On Oct. 11, the girls team finished off what Gainey called “a tremendous week” with a 3-0 win over the Amherst Tigers. The girls took control of the match by setting the tone in game one, winning 25-16. The team was led by Lexy Sopko and Loudenslager.

The girls were “pushed to their limits in game two winning 25-23,” said Gainey. Solid efforts in that game came from Sydney Schindler and Kwiatkowski. The ladies finished the sweep by winning game three 26-24. The serving of Erin McNell, net play by Morgan Knoll and passing by Jennavieve Lehr led the ladies to the sweep.

The girls pulled out a win on Oct. 15, defeating East Aurora by a score of 2-1. “The ladies dominated game one, thanks to the strong serving of Loudenslager and solid passing by Sopko,” said Gainey. The girls won that game 25-15. In game two, the girls couldn’t quite get themselves in the right positions on the floor, which led to a 25-21 loss. According to the coach, strong efforts in that game were led by excellent net play of Emily Barger and consistent serving by Schindler. The girls composed themselves and won the decisive third game by a score of 25-19.

“Timely net plays by Sara Kwiatkowski and Emilie Loudenslager keyed the big win,” the coach added. The ladies finished up league play with a 9-3 record. The girls have won 10 out of their last 11 matches and looked to keep that streak going, when they traveled to Alleghany Limestone on Oct. 17.


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