Niagara Gazette

October 6, 2012

GI volleyball teamsstil unbeaten in NFL

Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — STAFF REPORTS

The Grand Island girls and boys volleyball teams each remained perfect in Niagara Frontier League play this season with a pair of wins over North Tonawanda. 

Brock Tetreault’s 11 kills helped the Viking boys (8-0 NFL) down the Lumberjacks (3-5 NFL) in their 27-25, 27-29, 25-18, 25-15 victory while the girls were led by Al Brown’s 17 kills and 10 digs to move to 10-0.

Colin McMahon followed Tetreault’s lead with 10 kills for the Vikings, also chipping in six aces. Donovan Book led North Tonawanda with five kills and five blocks.

Melissa Gibson also contributed 16 assists and 14 digs in the ladies’ 17-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19 win while Gabby Hanson stood out for the Lady Jacks (6-4 NFL) with 33 digs and 15 kills.

Each team holds at least a two-game lead for the NFL’s top spot.


Ken East 3, Nia.-Wheatfield 1

Drake DeJesus contributed eight kills to go with Michael Crawford’s 21 assists for the Bulldogs (8-2, 6-2 NFL) in the 22-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-12 win. Dan Ball led the way for the Falcons (3-7, 3-5 NFL) with 10 blocks.

Lockport 3, Niagara Falls 0

Patrick Custode had 15 assists and Connor Gilmore followed close behind with 12 helpers, but it wasn’t enough to help the Wolverines (0-7 NFL) pull off the league win. Shabazz Bliss also added 12 points in the loss. The Lions move to 6-2 in the 25-14, 25-12, 25-17 win.


Lockport 3, Niagara Falls 0

The Lions (5-5 NFL) pulled even with the Wolverines (5-5 NFL) for fourth place in the NFL with their 25-23, 25-21, 25-20 win.

Ken West 3, Lew-Port 0

Rebecca Gourlay’s 15 digs led the way for the Blue Devils (3-7 NFL). Elizabeth Gallagher had six aces and five kills in Bulldogs’ 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 win. Sam Schumaker had six digs and four kills for the Lancers (3-7 NFL).


Wilson 6, CSAT 0

Nathan Johnson had a pair of goals for the Lakemen (4-7-1) as they improved to 3-5 in league play. Liam McIntosh also had three assists in the win while Stephen Lyman stopped all three shots he faced to earn the shutout.


Ken West 262, Lew Port 288

Chuckie Panepinto was the medalist for the Blue Devils (3-11 NFL), with a 2-over 38 at Sheridan. Mitch Riemond of West was second with a 42. Justin Quinn and Matt Schaivi tied for the Lancers (4-10 NFL) low round with 43s.

North Tonawanda 253,

Niagara Falls 268

Logan St. Cyr was the medalist for the Lumberjacks (7-7 NFL), shooting a 2-over 38 at Hyde Park. Devin Donoghue followed with a 40 in the win. James Spanbauer’s 40 and Jeremiah Gamble’s 42 were the low scores for the Wolverines (0-14 NFL).


Starpoint 1, Holland 0

Emma Miklinski scored 10 minutes into the second half for Starpoint (2-8-1). The shutout went to Charissa Szpaither who had five saves. Holland fell to 0-9-1 with the loss.


Niagara Falls 102, Grand Island 84

Ashley Cheff was a triple winner, claiming victories in the 200-yard freestyle, 200 IM and 100-yard breaststroke swims while helping the Wolverines (4-0 NFL) sweep the relay events en route to the league win. Stephanie Voyzey (50-yard free) and Natalie Schultz (500-yard free) added wins for the Vikings (0-4 NFL) while Susanna Mombrea (NF) and Kristy Kalman (GI) tied in the 100-yard freestyle race at 1:02.83.

Nia.-Wheatfield 98, Lew-Port 77

Marissa Watroba led the way for Niagara-Wheatfield (7-1) to remain undefeated at 4-0 in league meets. She scored individual victories in the 200-yard IM and 200-yard fly to compliment her victory on the 200-yard freestyle relay team. Sally Rozumalski also scored points for the Falcons with victories on a pair of relay teams as well as in the 500-yard freestyle. Stefanie Stanton added a win in the 100-yard breaststroke by a full five seconds for Lew-Port (3-4, 0-4 NFL). 

Lockport 100, North Tonawanda 48

Elizabeth Connolly broke a 29 year-old pool record in the 500-yard free at 5:18.23 for Lockport (4-0 NFL). The Lady Jacks (0-4 NFL) were able to take two of the relay’s but only Miranda Cirrito in the 200-yard backstroke was able to pull off an individual victory in the loss.

Ken West 76, Ken East 18

The Blue Devils (4-0 NFL) won every race against the rival Bulldogs (0-4) to remain perfect on the season. Julia and Jacquie Sagasta each won two individual races and helped West win a pair of relay wins to seal the lopsided victory.