Niagara Gazette


September 5, 2013

High Schools: Wolverines top GI in volleyball opener

Niagara Gazette — The landscape in Niagara Frontier League girls volleyball saw the first evidence that changes might be coming Wednesday night when the Niagara Falls Wolverines beat the perennial-favorite Grand Island Vikings in a shutout, 3-0.

Jenna Sauter had nine digs, Toni Polk had eight kills and four assists and Abby Edwards had seven kills and four assists for the Wolverines (1-0), who took the sets by scores of 25-21, 25-18 and 25-21.

Leah Geis had four aces and six digs for the Vikings (0-1).

“We lost a lot of size and we’re very young,” said GI coach John Head. “They have a ton of talent and girls all over the floor that can really hit.”

North Tonawanda 3, Ken West 0

Gabby Hansen had 18 digs and 15 kills, Danielle Kenney notched 12 digs and Rachel Malone hit six aces for the Lady Jacks (1-0 NFL) in the 25-22, 25-10, 27-25 win. Abby Borkowski hit five aces and had 12 assists for the Blue Devils (0-1).

Ken East 3, Lew-Port 0

Julia Snitzer tallied 11 points, four aces and seven digs, while Gabbie Johns had seven points, an ace and four blocks for the Bulldogs (1-0 NFL), who won 25-22, 25-19 and 25-17. Morgan Boss hit 10 points with seven assists and seven digs for the Lancers (0-1).

Nia.-Wheatfield 3, Lockport 2

Kelsey Yeates dished out 26 assists while hitting three aces, Kalie Sonnenberg notched 13 kills and Bailey Selemi added eight kills for the Falcons (1-0 NFL), with sets scoring 19-25, 25-23, 25-16, 23-25 and 25-20. Jordyn Kwoka had 13 assists while Brittany Sanford added nine blocks and nine kills for the Lions (0-1).

Starpoint 3, W. Sen. East 0

Allison Koikhan had three aces and four digs, while Hattie Lasal dished out 13 assists for the Spartans (1-0 ECIC II), who won 25-18, 25-11 and 25-15.


Lockport 257, Niagara Falls 293

Jack Igoe medalled for the Lions (1-0 NFL), shooting a 39 at Lockport Town and Country Club. J.J. Napoli added a 41, while Patrick Sparks shot a 42. James Spanbauer led the Wolverines (0-1) with a 44.

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