BY CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor, wellsvillesports.com
ARKPORT — Looking to shake off a back-breaking, heart-aching five-set defeat to the hands of Bolivar-Richburg back on Friday, the Lady Lions of Wellsville were in the rebounding mood come Monday over the road.
After a dominant start to their game against Arkport/Canaseraga, it would only get better from that point on, as they swept the host Lady Wolves with wins of 25-14, 25-13, and 25-13 in the straight-set triumph to get back on the right side of the tracks once again.
Charging the efforts for Wellsville (3-1) was Bryanna Moultrup, who recorded a team-high six kills. Adding help along the way were Lindsey Stuck (five aces) and Emma Dunaway (three aces), as each Lady Lions attacker added in four more kills of their own. Averee Palmatier added in three kills of her own to pair with a block, while the team’s setter Maddy Parks handed out 22 assists to go along with five more aces.
“I am super proud of the girls, they played absolutely flawlessly tonight. They did everything that we’ve been practicing right,” said Lady Lions coach Shannon Steiner. “We’ve been going non-stop since Friday, and even though they are tired, they really started to pull it together. They started off double-blocking, and it really started to change the direction of the game.”
No statistics for the Lady Wolves were provided upon publication.
Wellsville is right back to the grind tonight with a return to their home floor, welcoming in the Cuba-Rushford Lady Rebels for a visit beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Cuba-Rushford 3, Hinsdale 1
HINSDALE — With their road trip to Wellsville on the horizon in 24 hours, the Lady Rebels of Cuba-Rushford needed some momentum to carry into that battle. In Hinsdale, they would go on to do just that with a dominant beginning to their night.
Despite the Lady Bobcats rallying back to tie the match in the very next set, the Lady Rebels would tighten up shop in the last two sets of play, including a dominant finish, to come away winners on Monday by a 25-10, 18-25, 25-18, 25-10 count.
Individual statistics for both teams were not made available to report upon publication.
Both teams hop right back on the floor tonight in a pair of 7:30 p.m. first serves, with Cuba-Rushford (2-2) visiting Wellsville, while Hinsdale (1-3) stays at home to host Fillmore.