Chateaugay stopped Salmon River in four sets while Franklin Academy swept past Tupper Lake in NAC varsity girls volleyball matchups on Thursday.
Chateaugay 3, Salmon River 1: In Fort Covington, the host Shamrocks took the Bulldogs to the limit, winning the opening set 26-24. After that, it was all CCS as the Bulldogs won by scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-12.
Salmon River played really well in the opening game, recalled Chateaugay coach Chris Reynolds. Nicole (Salmon River coach Deshaies) also puts a quality team on the court year in and year out.
They really scrapped and served the ball well, added Reynolds about the competition. Once we were able to get the ball to our outside hitters, we settled down and played our game. Thats when we began to excell and take charge.
Kendra King and Kylie Hanley combined for 37 service points, 19 and 18, respectively, to pace the Bulldogs. Hanley added 11 assists to the victory while Bailey Dowd followed with nine service points, including three aces.
Shelby Yanulavich led the play at the net for CCS, collecting 12 kills as Kim Reville had eight points and six kills. Caitlin Miller, a four-year veteran on the court, added eight points, six kills and five assists to help keep Chateaugay unbeaten on the season.
Taylin David led the Shamrocks with eight service points while Kiana Thompson (2 kills) and Raylynn Sunday followed with seven and six service points, respectively. Brittany Brooks had five kills while Raven Oakes chipped in with four kills and four assists. It was the first setback for the Salmon River Shamrocks (2-1).
FA 3, Tupper Lake 0: The Huskies defeated the Lumberjacks 25-9, 25-16, and 25-10 to move to 3-0 on the young NAC season.
Amie Fleury led the FA attack, serving up 14 points with four aces and added three kills while Whitney Legacy followed with a 12-point, four-ace, two-kill effort.
Janelle Heden added 10 service points with six aces and three kills to the FA victory while Rachel Lamica had just two service points but aided in the win in other ways. Lamica led the net play for FA with 15 kills and rejected three Tupper Lake scoring attempts. The kills were set up by Brooke Peck and Karissa Beaudry, who logged 10 and 12 assists, respectively.