Jamesville-DeWitt Women’s Volleyball Wins Class A Section Title – Eagle News Online


ONONDAGA COUNTY – For two long seasons, the Jamesville DeWitt The women’s volleyball team watched Fulton in the standings, unable to keep up with or overtake the Red Raiders.

But that all changed on Saturday night at Chittenango High School, when the Red Rams broke and knocked down Fulton to win the Class A Division III championship.

Even when the Red Raiders won the first set 25-17, JD didn’t flinch, turning the tables in a second set that would turn the whole game upside down.

Back and forth, the two teams continued to trade points after a 20-20 tie, with neither team able to complete the set until, at 27-27, JD got the serve and then won the set. set 29-27 to equalise.

Now having all the momentum, the Rams would take the lead in the third set and hang on, 25-23, and in the fourth set the pattern repeated itself, with JD securing a narrow lead and getting all the crucial points at the end. .

By a margin of 25-21, the Rams closed out the game and were Section Champions, heading into the regional round at Westhill on Wednesday against the Section II champions.

JD earned this trip by winning last Wednesday’s semi-final against no. 3 seeded Central Square in four sets.

The first two sets were close, with the Rams taking the first set 25-23 and the Redhawks securing the second set 25-21. But then JD came through the third set 25-11 and closed it 25-19 in the fourth.

With her 34 assists, Cadence Milligan passed it on to a well-balanced front line led by Catherine DeForest, who had nine kills. Aaliyah Anderson had eight kills, with Merris Kessler and Zamora McBride each getting six kills and Claire Trevisani four kills. Kanami LaClair had 10 recoveries and Sophia Zoghby added eight.

In class AA, Fayetteville-Manlius had the chance to defend their Class A section title, only to fall in five sets against Liverpool in last Wednesday’s semi-final.

The no. The 2-seeded Hornets delighted the home fans by winning the first set 25-20. The Warriors even went 25-16 in the second, and a crucial third set went back and forth before Liverpool claimed it 26-24.

Keeping themselves alive, FM won the fourth set 25-21 but were never able to start in the final set, dropping it 15-9 as Liverpool trailed Lola Sageer’s 21 kills and 22 digs. with Addie Tanton adding 18 assists.

FM, which finished its season at 13-3, saw Zoe Myint amass 53 assists and 18 digs while Oksana Dannenberg had 15 digs. Kaylene Nobel managed 21 wins, Kalyna Dannenberg added 17 and Rebekah Beasley 11.

Meanwhile, in Class D last Tuesday Bishop Grimeswho had required his own five-set victory over Bishop Ludden to reach the semifinals, saw his season ended by top seed LaFayette.

Each of the three sets followed a similar pattern, with the Lancers building a comfortable margin and the Cobras unable to catch up, ultimately taking a 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 loss.

Avery Burnette led Grimes with seven kills, with Kayla Duenkel adding three kills and two aces. Tori Coppola had 11 assists and 12 digs while Tori Sikorski had 13 and Remy Cleland six. The Cobras finished their season with an 8-9 record.


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