Zawisa, Orminski help Galway improve to 5-0
Emily Zawisa was a two-way force with eight aces and nine kills, Emily Orminski added 11 assists, and Galway’s volleyball team remained unbeaten Tuesday with a Western Athletic Conference sweep of Fort Plain.
Hayley Martin had seven kills, and Orminski led Galway with 14 service points, including five aces in a 25-6, 25-11, 25-10 triumph.
Zawisa finished with 11 service points and Martin had seven for the reigning WAC North Division champion (3-0, 5-0). Nicole Bouchard had three kills for the Hilltoppers (0-3, 1-3).
Nicole Little had eight kills, and Karissa Morey and Kaylee Bumpus both picked up five kills, as Mayfield defeated Canajoharie, 25-21, 25-19, 25-18.
Morey led the Panthers (2-1, 3-1) with 10 points and eight assists, and Bumpus had seven digs. Emma Stortecky had 11 assists and six points for the Cougars (3-2 WAC), and Shyanna Logan and Abbey Dearwester both added four kills.
Defending South Division champion Berne-Knox-Westerlo (2-1, 3-1) beat Mekeel Christian Academy, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15, behind freshman Kathryn Salo’s school record-tying 12 aces, Gabriella Audino’s 15 assists and Danielle Hubbard’s seven kills.
Janie Frank paced the Lions (1-3, 1-3) with 15 points and four kills.
Molly McCormack and Kathleen Schurman combined for 17 kills, and Erica Ziskin amassed 32 assists to lift Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (6-0, 9-0) past Averill Park, 25-17, 25-21, 25-7, in the Suburban Council.
Kate Wait had five kills for the Warriors (2-4, 3-4).
Michelle Paulsen worked the net for 11 kills and four blocks, Hayley Macken piled up 30 assists, and Shenendehowa (5-1, 5-1) took down Bethlehem, 25-23, 25-18, 25-15.
Natsumi Takamori sparked the Shenendehowa defense with 26 digs to go with 18 points and six aces.
Morgan Papa delivered 13 kills, Jamie Semerad served 12 aces, and Mohonasen notched its first league win, 25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, over Ballston Spa.
Hannah Willey assisted on 34 Mohonasen points, and Semerad had 32 digs.
Columbia (4-2, 4-2) outlasted Niskayuna behind Lindsey Champitto’s 14 kills, 13 assists and nine digs, 25-19, 25-23, 10-25, 20-25, 25-20.
Amy Konieczny had 25 digs for the Blue Devils. DeAnna Whittmore excelled for Niskayuna with 18 kills and five blocks, and Meghan Mickel had 16 assists.
Cassandra Nosal had 11 kills and four blocks, and Emily Brown contributed 15 points and 24 assists in Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ 17-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-15 Big 10 comeback win over Amsterdam.
Carolina Bouchard had 22 digs to help the Golden Knights go to 3-1 in the league. Bayley Archinal had 11 kills, and Katie Ressel had four kills and 11 assists for the Rams (1-3 league).
Defending division champions Voorheesville and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk both went to 6-0 in the Colonial Council with wins over Lansingburgh and Schalmont, respectively.
Caroline Bablin had eight kills and four blocks, and Nicole Brower smacked down seven kills in Voorheesville’s 25-15, 25-14, 25-15 victory over over the Knights (3-3, 3-3).
Freshman Haley Irvis had four blocks and four kills, Michaela Bullis totaled 11 kills, and Katie Beswick had 22 assists in Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk’s 25-15, 25-11, 25-23 sweep. Rachel Pineda led Schalmont (4-2, 4-2) with six kills and 13 digs.
Taylor Wetsky stood out with 17 points, five aces, five kills and five blocks in leading Fonda-Fultonville (3-3, 4-3) past Ichabod Crane, 25-14, 25-17, 18-25, 25-19.
Sierra Park had nine aces and 22 points for the Braves, while Quinn Hennessy and Katie Barner both had eight kills for the Riders.
Watervliet (4-2, 4-2) got five kills and four aces from Laci Szczepanski, and four kills and five aces out of Kaila Radford, in a 25-10, 25-16, 25-8 win over Mechanicville.
Mackenzie Bornt and Amy Fredette combined for 27 points, with Bornt adding eight assists and Fredette adding four kills in Holy Names’ 25-17, 25-22, 25-17 win over Cobleskill-Richmondville.
Alaina Thaxter and Amelia Butler both had four kills for the Bulldogs, and Vanessa Brand had eight points.
Casey Haughney served seven aces among her 19 points, and Rayn Nigro had six kills and five aces as Hoosic Valley (5-1) topped Emma Willard in a non-league match, 25-11, 25-19, 25-8.
Amelia Boyd had 21 digs for the Jesters (1-4), and Katie Yang had three blocks.
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Ashley Dona scored four goals to lift Johnstown over South Glens Falls, 4-1, in the Foothills Council.
Dona connected for three goals in a span of just over five minutes in the first half, each assisted by Hope Cerasuolo, and Alyssa Pertell made three saves for the Lady Bills (4-0, 4-1). Michaela Regner made 19 saves for the Bulldogs.
Shanely Rodriguez scored a first-half goal, and Nisa Cortes booted in two in the second frame to seal Schenectady’s 3-0 non-league win Monday at Hadley-Luzerne.
Cortes and Samantha Suriano had assists, and Fatima Shamsuddin made 10 saves in Schenectady first win in four games.