PAVILION — It has been quite some time since the Pavilion girl’s volleyball team has dropped a single set, let alone an entire match, to a Livingston Conference opponent.
The defending state finalists fell in five sets to a tough Letchworth squad Wednesday snapping one of the greatest winning streaks in LCAA history.
Pavilion had entered the match sweeping their next 40 LCAA opponents including this year’s first three conference teams.
Pavilion opened their season with a five-set victory over non-league foe Alexander.
On Wednesday night, visiting Letchworth jumped out to a two sets to none lead winning the first two games 25-21 and 25-10.
But Pavilion would respond winning two straight games 25-15 and 25-16 to force a fifth and final set which Letchworth prevailed by a 15-11 count.
Letchworth, who improved to 5-0 on the season, was led by Morgan Brace with 29 assists, 11 kills and five aces while Allanah Roberts also had a big game for the Indians contributing 13 kills with eight digs and two aces.
Jaylene Cole was spectacular with 27 digs and three aces while Trinity Scott was consistent once again with nine kills and four digs.
Pavilion, who fell to 4-1, was led by Lauren Kingsley with 19 digs, 15 kills and four blocks while Karlee Zinkievich added 19 digs with nine kills and six aces.
Also for Pavilion, Courtney Gurbacki had 11 assists while Cadance Call had 10 assists.
“My girls have worked really hard the entire year and have really come together as a team this season,” Letchworth coach Kelly Carmichael said. “We came out confident in the first two sets, but then lost that confidence in sets three and four. For Pavilion, Lauren and Karlee are great players and did everything they could to throw us off our game. I am so proud of how our girls kept fighting and were able to push through to win the fifth set. Our parents and fans turned up for us and cheered us on to the victory.”
As expected, Pavilion veteran coach Rex Eighmey was gracious in defeat and very proud of his kids for rallying like they did.
“It was a great match up,” coach Eighmey said. “Very exciting match. Letchworth is very well coached and played a very good match. I’m proud of my team fighting from two sets down especially really struggling in the second set and to come back and win the next two to force a fifth set.”
Notre Dame over Lyndonville
Notre Dame swept the Tigers in three sets — 25-22, 25-16 and 25-21.
Lylli Miller dished out eight assists with five service aces while Amelia McCulley contributed eight kills, four digs, three aces and three blocks. Sonji Warner chipped in with three kills, two aces and two huge blocks for the Lady Irish.
Lydonville was led by Ashlee Stephens with 11 assists and four digs while Addison Dillenbeck added six kills and four digs.
After dropping the first two sets, Warsaw rallied to win the next three to get the LCAA victory.
Warsaw (2-1) won 15-13 in the fifth and deciding set.
Leading the way for Warsaw was Kaelyn Keefer with 17 assists and nine aces while Jorjiana Cox added seven kills.
Emmi Daughtrey chipped in with six kills and four aces.
Visiting Warsaw took the 2-0 lead early in the second half before Livonia answered back with two goals of their own to force a tie in LCAA action.
Warsaw took the 1-0 lead midway through the first half when Abbey Laubenheimer scored off an assist from Makaylah Higgins,
The Lady Tigers would push their lead to 2-0 with 30 minutes left in regulation when Chloe Hubbard scored off another Higgins assist.
But Livonia wouldn’t go away. Esther Slocum scored off a feed from Eliza Parker to make it a one goal game.
Livonia’s Kylie Buckley scored the equalizer with just six minutes left off Olivia Feehan’s assist for the Lady Bulldogs.
Warsaw keeper Hailey Degroff made six saves while Livonia’s Mary Kwak was credited with 21 saves.
“We picked up our play in the second half,” Livonia coach Jen Bugbee said. “Defense in particular was working hard to have good positioning and form.”
Warsaw is 4-2-1 while Livonia is 2-2-1.
Batavia 7, Greece Odyssey 1
This Batavia team can score goals in bunches.
Especially Anna Varland, Ella Shamp and Kylee Brennan.
That trio combined for six of Batavia seven goals during their Monroe County rout Wednesday night.
Varland scored both her goals within the first 10 minutes of action to put the Lady Devils up 2-0.
Varland leads Batavia with six goals on the season.
Shamp, who also added two assists, would score one of her goals in the first half and the other after the intermission while Brennan’s both came in the second half.
Grace Parker also scored a goal while Ella Radley had two assists.
Batavia keeper Julia Petry posted seven saves.
Batavia plays Eastridge Saturday.
Visiting Geneseo broke a scoreless first half with two goals after the intermission as they blanked Letchworth Wednesday in LCAA action.
Maddie Mark opened the scoring just two minutes into the second half when she scored off a feed from Mary Claire Rollins to put Geneseo up 1-0.
The senior Rollins scored unassisted with seven minutes left in regulation for some insurance.
Geneseo keeper Caroline Capel posted four saves while Letchworth keeper Ella Belkota made 13 stops.
“We had a long break coming into this one and our rust showed a bit at the start,” Geneseo coach Nick Drollette said. “Once we got moving we really had the better of them in the run of play but just weren’t finishing in the first half despite a few great chances. We made a couple formation changes at the half and were able to capitalize early. In the end it was a really solid team win tonight to open our divisional play.”
Salena Maldonado and Maddie Moore scored goals for Hornell in their shutout victory over Dansville.
Dansville keeper Emma Butters posted eight saves while Hornell’s Alexis Patrick recorded the clean sheet with three stops.
Ava Amorese and Bre Bishop scored as Cal-Mum held on for the LCAA victory.
Keshequa struck first as Ava Thayer scored four minutes into the game off an assist from Katey Mance.
Amorese made it 1-1 with five minutes left in the first half assisted by Bishop.
Bishop’s go-ahead tally came 15 minutes into the second half off a feed from Gianna McCowan.
Cal-Mum keeper Madison Wyskiel made 10 saves while Keshequa keeper Isabella Hugi recorded five saves.
York/Pavilion 5, Mt. Morris 0
Host Le Roy (2-3-0) got goals from Maveric Mackenzie and Noah Kaczanowski as Le Roy downed Geneseo in LCAA D-II action.
Both players assisted on goals as well.
Le Roy keeper Andrew Pocock had 10 saves.
Attica/Alexander 2, Wheatland-Chili 1
Simon Lamparelli scored both goals, including the game winner in the second OT as A/A defeated a tough Wheatland-Chili squad Wednesday in GR action.
The senior Lamparelli now has 10 goals and an assist on the season for unbeaten Attica/Alexander, who improved to 4-0.
Byron-Bergen/Elba 5, Holley 0
Braedyn Chambry and Manny Arago each scored two goals as BB/E cruised to the GR victory.
Jack Farner also scored a goal.
Colin Martin had four assists for the winners while Colin Rea dished out one.
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