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Sports roundup: Wellsville volleyball undefeated, tennis earns sectional win


Photo by Chris Brooks

The Wellsville girls’ volleyball team improved to 8-0 with a hard-fought 27-25, 25-21, 25-17 win over Bolivar-Richburg in Bolivar on Friday night.

“This was an awesome game. The girls worked so hard this week at practice making the adjustments they needed to make to stop a player like Jianna Nix on the other side,” Lady Lions coach Shannon Steiner said. “They did very well doing that in the game, and they adjusted their blocks and picked up tips. I am so proud of them. The energy in the gym was awesome, and between that and our fans, it was a great game to be a part of.”

The Lady Lions (8-0) propelled their way into the win column with the help of Brooklyn Stisser, who led the offensive attack behind a team-leading nine kills to go with four digs. Marley Adams (two aces, two digs) and Kaylee Coleman (three aces) each chipped in with six kills of their own. Jaelyn Knapp (three digs, two aces) followed with four kills, while Emma Dunaway (two aces) had three to chip in. Setter Maddy Parks dished out 20 assists to pair with four aces and four digs.

Read more on this game and other teams in the county from Chris Brooks at

If you want to see the volleyball team in action, they are home on Tuesday against Arkport/Canaseraga at the elementary school.

Girls soccer

The Wellsville girls’ soccer team dropped a tough 2-0 decision to Cuba-Rushford this past week.

Both teams had 14 shots as Makenna Dunbar had 10 saves.

Wellsville plays this morning (Saturday, oct. 9) at 11 a.m. home taking on Dansville.

Tennis finishes strong

The Wellsville girls tennis team (7-3) won a huge sectional game over Marcus Whitman.

The doubles teams of Caitlin Bittel and Hanna Miles won 6-3, 6-3 and Kelsey Seely and McKenna Wonderling won 6-4, 6-4.

At second singles, Meagan Riley won, 6-0, 6-3. Carina Kling was at first singles and Samantha Bidzerkowny was at third singles as Wellsville advanced.

Wellsville’s season ended with a loss to Mynderse.

Boys soccer

Wellsville (4-6-1) dropped a tough game, 2-1, to Port Allegany this week.

Cody Costello scored the lone goal on a penalty shot.

Wellsville hosts Alfred-Almond on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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