Wellsville bests Houghton, Bolivar-Richburg beats Genesee Valley-Belfast
By Chris Brooks, WellsvilleSports.com
Wellsville 3, Houghton Academy 0
HOUGHTON — After hitting the road this past weekend for some tournament action at Campbell-Savona, the Lady Lions of Wellsville resumed regular season play out on the road for the first time on the young season, Tuesday evening, with their first stop being a visit to Class D3 Finalist Houghton Academy.
By the end of the night, it would prove to be worth the trip, as the Lady Lions started off strong and never looked back on what turned out to be a straight-set victory over the host Lady Panthers, scoring the 25-15, 25-17, 25-15 triumph.
The Lady Lions (2-0) were paced by a strong night of offense from Natalie Adams, tallying a team-high five kills to pair with three aces from the service line. Chipping in was Bryanna Moultrup, who had three more kills and three additional aces, while Averee Palmatier dished out six assists to pair with five aces of her own.
Jessica Prentice would lead the offensive attack for the Lady Panthers (0-2), garnering a game-high 13 kills to pair with six aces. Houghton Academy is back on the court Thursday night with a 6 p.m. road trip to Fillmore for a rematch of last year’s Class D3 Finals.
Wellsville is back on the floor Friday night back home, as they welcome in the Lady Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg for a 7:30 p.m. first serve.
Bolivar-Richburg 3, Genesee Valley/Belfast 0
BOLIVAR — A dominating start to their game was what the Lady Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg built right from the opening serve on Tuesday, setting the tone against visiting Genesee Valley/Belfast en route towards a straight-set victory by a 25-7, 25-11, 25-15 decision.
The Lady Wolverines (2-1) were propelled by a hot night of service from Haley Mascho, and on offense from Kori Thomas. Mascho fueled the efforts behind a 17-dig, 11-ace night, while Thomas recorded a team-high seven kills to pair with 13 digs on defense and two aces of her own from the service line. Setter Willow Worth handed out 15 assists at the front of the net.
“We had to change some things up on the fly right before the game, but I am so proud of how the girls were able to come together, and persevere through it. They showed a tremendous amount of teamwork all throughout the game,” said Lady Wolverines coach Demi Elliott.
Genesee Valley/Belfast (0-4) was led by Raygen Haggstrom, who tallied three kills and one ace. Cassidy Hand had three assists to go along with two kills and two blocks. The team will return to action on Thursday back on their home floor, when they welcome in Hinsdale for a 7:30 p.m. first serve.
Bolivar-Richburg now hits the road for their next battle on Friday, as they pay a visit to the Wellsville Lady Lions for a 7:30 p.m. contest of their own.