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Wellsville swimming and volleyball win, soccer falls 1-0

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DANSVILLE — The Lady Sea Lions of Wellsville continue to be at the top of their game in the water. On Tuesday, they returned to the water for the first time in a week, and picked up right where they left off from their last road trip to Livonia, as they visited Dansville and returned home with four straight wins behind a 60-27 victory over the Lady Mustangs.

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The Lady Sea Lions (4-0) had another stellar showing in the water behind seven first place finishes, five of them coming from five different swimmers individually to go with two relay victories. The 200 medley relay team of Tiernee Brandes, Kaelyn Crawford, Isabelle Hart and Ellie LaBenne began the meet on a high note with the first victory for the team, scoring a 2:15.94 medaling time.

Waldon, Hart and Brandes would all add an individual victory along the way, with Waldon recording hers in the very next event, winning in the 200 freestyle (2:11.45). Before the first half of the meet closed up, Hart had her first place finish to add in within the 50 freestyle event (29.62). Later on, Brandes followed with the team’s final individual win inside the 500 freestyle (6:00.05).

Wellsville will continue their road swing on Thursday, as they take aim on a fifth straight win by battling the Hornell Lady Red Raiders in a 5 p.m. contest.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SWEEP

WELLSVILLE — A display of dominance was put up by the Lady Lions of Wellsville right from the beginning, coasting toward victory to begin the night in the first set, which would ultimately set up shop for what came to be a straight-set victory back on their home floor, as they rolled past visiting Genesee Valley/Belfast with a 25-8, 25-16, 25-17 triumph on Tuesday.

Leading the offense, Brooklyn Stisser posted a team-high seven kills to go with three aces for the Lady Lions (3-0). From the service line, Jaelyn Knapp scored five aces, while Kaylee Coleman led the defensive front behind eight digs to go with her three aces. Setter Maddy Parks dished out eight assists to go along with her five additional aces.

Wellsville is at Fillmore Thursday.

SOCCER

Cuba-Rushford defeated the Wellsville Lady Lions, 1-0

Within the first 10 minutes, the Lady Rebels delivered the first strike on a ball delivered up field by Christy Childs. It was soon picked up by Sofia Riquelme, who knocked it home past Makenna Dunbar in the Wellsville cage to account for the contest’s lone goal that kept them buckled in the driver’s seat permanently.

Although they had the lead, the Lady Rebels (4-3) did manage to collect a bundle of chances along the way, especially in the second half, when perhaps their best to add onto the lead came on a quick sequence that began with a ball squirting through the hands of Dunbar and to the open side of the Lady Lions cage.

Both the Lady Rebels and Lady Lions were dead even in the shot department, each garnering nine shots. Tara Duvall would pick up the victory behind five stops, while Dunbar secured eight for the Lady Lions.

On Thursday, Wellsville is at the Cohocton Sports Complex to battle Wayland-Cohocton in a 7 p.m.

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