WATERLOO — With storms in the area, outside the arena on Tuesday night, the Geneva and Waterloo varsity girls volleyball teams did their part to open up with energy and force.
“I tell the team all the time to just play their game,” said Geneva head coach Sarah Young, a graduate of Waterloo High School. “We are really meshing well right now and it is great to see my players go out won the court and have fun.”
Alexis Price helped lead the way for the Panthers (8-3, 5-3) as the team defeated Waterloo (2-10, 1-7) by scores of 26-24, 25-14, and 25-17 to win 3-0 in what was a Finger Lakes East showdown.
Price contributed four kills and three digs and was matched in effort by fellow teammates Lauren DeVaney (5 kills, 5 digs) and Marita Sheeth (4 aces) to help the Panthers earn their fourth consecutive victory.
“My senior captains, Lauren DeVaney, Julie Trunzo, and Angelina Perry each been so important to this team,” added Young. “They know how to work with everyone and to be there to support others. Seeing my younger players, like Maria Silva and Sophia Cook, learn from them has been very rewarding.”
Bryce Fegley was Waterloo’s dominant player with eight digs and three kills. Also for the Indians was the decisive play of Jillian Panek (7 digs, 3 aces).
FINGER LAKES EAST
Wayne 3, Midlakes 0
PHELPS — Kelsey Ludwig was a key factor in the Wayne varsity girls volleyball team’s victory over Midlakes on Tuesday night. The Eagles won by scores of 25-12, 25-19, and 25-8.
Ludwig accounted for 10 kills and nine digs, and teammate Tessa Edwards added four aces, three kills, and four digs.
For Midlakes, Nicole Daunce contributed nine digs and one kill, and teammate Lydia Day added 14 assists, six digs, and one ace.
Newark 3, Penn Yan 1
PENN YAN — With the assistance of Talissa Rodriquez-Ramos (11 digs) and Emma Kuhn (3 kills, 1 ace), Newark (5-6, 3-5) captured a league win over Penn Yan by scores of 14-25, 25-19, 26-24, and 25-17 on the volleyball hard courts.
For the Mustangs (6-6, 4-4), Caitlin Wunder (17 kills, 3 aces), Serina Sheradin (27 aces), and Kayla Anderson (6 aces) helped their team mightily.
FINGER LAKES WEST
Mynderse 3, Dundee 1
SENECA FALLS — With scores of 25-20, 15-25, 25-17, and 25-21 the Mynderse varsity girls volleyball team earned a league victory over Dundee.
Sydney Haust (11 kills, 3 digs, 1 ace) gave the Blue Devils an impressive performance along with teammates Sadie Bonnetti (9 setter assists, 12 digs) and Alyssa Marley (15 setters assists, 5 digs).
Contributing for Dundee were Elizabeth Medina (2 digs, 4 tips, 3 aces), Megan Sutherland (2 digs, 2 tips. 4 assists, 3 aces), and Mackenzie Strait (3 tips, 2 assists, 2 aces).
Lyons 3, South Seneca 1
LYONS — The Lions claimed a non-league victory over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Lyons won the first two sets by a score of 25-19. South Seneca squeaked out a 25-23 victory in the third set. However, the home team edged out the visitors in the deciding set by a score of 25-18.
Lyons was led by Riley Decola (6 aces, 16 assists, 12 digs). Jenna Stone and Ella Lester each led defensively with 20 digs. Stone chipped in 4 aces and 4 kills. While Lester finished with 2 aces and 8 kills. Morgan Verbridge had a good outing putting up 3 kills, 4 blocks, and 18 digs.
For South Seneca they were led by Hunter Denmark (12 assists, 5 aces, 4 digs). Abby Alger anchored the Falcons defensively with 17 digs. Avirielle Fletcher contributed with 6 kills, 11 good serves, and 5 aces.