Volleyball roundup: Milestone for Hilton
Emily Hilton of Schalmont had 15 defensive digs to push her career total to 1,001, and Julianna Mastroianni, Corin Noga and Amy Thompson each had seven kills in the Sabres’ 25-17, 25-17, 21-25, 25-22 Colonial Council win over Cobleskill-Richmondville.
Hilton has more than doubled the old Schalmont career digs record, which stood at 495. The senior libero has 309 of them season.
“Emily has developed great court vision. She reads what’s happening on the court so well,” said Schalmont coach Kevin Meachem. “That enables her to put herself in position to dig the ball.”
Lauren Mahar added six aces and eight digs for the Sabres (14-2, 15-4). Alaina Thaxter had 11 kills and five blocks for the Bulldogs (7-9), Taylor Stack had 10 assists, and Taylor Brooker had 13 service points.
Libby Bjork collected 20 assists, 15 points and five kills, and Liberty Division champion Voorheesville completed a 16-0 run through the Colonial Council with a 25-13,
25-15, 25-21 victory over Fonda-Fultonville.
Tori Hargrave had 10 kills and 13 digs for the Blackbirds, and Caroline Bablin added nine kills.
Miranda Nethaway had seven kills and three blocks for the Braves (12-4), and Kerrigan McCaslin had eight points and seven assists.
Carolyn Corcoran had 10 kills as Mechanicville beat Holy Names, 25-20, 25-12, 12-25, 25-22.
Alydia Zecca had 15 assists for the Red Raiders (9-7), and Madison Galarneau had four aces and 10 points.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake wrapped up its 23rd consecutive unbeaten Suburan Council season with a 25-4, 25-5, 25-12 victory over Niskayuna.
Jessica Dillon had 21 assists, eight aces and six kills for the SC North Division champions, who finished the regular season 16-0 in the league and 22-4 overall.
“Any time you can go undefeated in the league, it’s a big deal,” said BH-BL coach Gary Bynon. “It means no matter who was sick, who was injured, who didn’t play well, you were there competing for 16 nights.”
Natalie Schurman had eight kills for BH-BL, and Lindsay Bynon had 13 digs. The Spartans extended their league win streak to 345 matches.
South Division champion Columbia (12-4) got seven kills from Shannon Ryan and 11 digs out of Casey Brown in a 26-24, 25-19,
23-25, 25-23 win over Averill Park.
Chelsea Mullen sparked Averill Park (9-7, 11-7) with 30 assists and 15 digs, and Alyssa Clairmont delivered 12 kills.
Saratoga Springs (12-4, 14-5) beat Ballston Spa behind Sophy Levine’s 12 kills and Collette Piasicki’s 23 assists and 13 digs, 25-17, 25-19, 25-21.
Nina Peppel had seven kills, and Rienne Dugas had 20 digs for Saratoga. Quin Feder had five kills and seven blocks for the Scotties, Casandra Campion had four kills and seven blocks, and Taylor McMahon had 13 digs.
Jessica VanDoren had 16 assists, and Rebecca Straubel had five kills and 16 service points in Guilderland’s 25-11, 25-18, 25-9 win over Mohonasen.
Jennifer Hoffmann had 12 points for the Lady Dutch. Arianna Christou paced the Mighty Warriors with eight kills, five aces and 12 digs.
Carrie Maniccia totaled 12 kills and Alexis Young assisted on 29 points to carry Bethlehem past Colonie, 25-21, 25-14, 25-18.
Johnstown (13-0, 14-1) got 13 kills and 20 digs from Annie Stock, and closed in on a perfect Foothills Council season with a 25-16, 25-21, 25-20 win over South Glens Falls.
Alyssa Nellis had 12 digs for the Lady Bills, and Jerica Holland had 14 assists and five kills. Emma Saxton had six kills for the Bulldogs (4-9, 7-10), and Kassy McDonald and MacKinzie Collier had 17 and 16 assists, respectively.
Kaylee Bumpus had eight kills and 10 points, and Kiera Davis had five aces among her 10 points in leading Mayfield past Mekeel Christian Academy, 25-11, 25-5, 25-11, in the Western Athletic Conference.
Bailey Ward had four kills for the Panthers (12-2, 12-3), and Miranda Eagan had four aces.
Destine Smith served nine aces to go with five kills, and Cassidy Arocho had 10 assists as Amsterdam beat Bishop Maginn, 27-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-19, in the Big 10.
Nick Donazo had 13 kills and six blocks, part of a strong group effort at the net which lifted Colonie over Guilderland, 25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 27-25, in a Suburban Council match.
Javar Durch had 11 kills and six blocks for the Garnet Raiders, and Matt Lajoy also had 11 kills. Marc du Moulin paced Guilderland with 17 kills and 10 blocks, Trevor
Laicha had nine kills, and Nate Bakus amassed 30 assists.
Bethlehem went to 16-0 in the SC with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-7 win over Shaker. Jarrod Parower and Ben Cassillo both had four kills and five digs for Shaker.