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.
North Tonawanda 267, Lew-Port 281
Logan St. Cyr shot a 39 to medal for the Lumberjacks (1-0 NFL) at Deerwood Golf Course. Devin Donohue hit a 40 in the win, while Justin Quinn and Matt Schiavi led the Lancers (0-1) with 44s.
Grand Island 278, Ken West 283
Kevin Borowicz medalled for the Vikings (1-0 NFL), shooting a 38 at Sheridan Park Golf Club. Brett Phillips led the Blue Devils (0-1) with a 43.
Ken East 245, Nia.-Wheatfield 253
The Falcons’ (0-1 NFL) No. 1 golfer John Anderson shot a team-best 40, while Noah Wrazin and John McCasey both shot 41s. The Bulldogs’ (1-0) Ben Shotwell was the medalist with a 38.
Barker 223, Wilson 262
At the Niagara-Orleans Country Club, the Raiders’ (1-0 N-O) Mitch Luckman earned medalist honors with a card of 40. The low man for the Lakemen (0-1 N-O) was Conner Sealey with a 48.
Niagara Falls 3, Lew-Port 2
Madison Dalporto and Natalie Manning combined to win the deciding three-set doubles match for the Wolverines (1-0 NFL). Brittany Mezhir and Madison Lindsay won singles matches for the Lancers (0-2).
North Tonawanda 5, Grand Island 0
Gretchen Ringler, Jessica Robins and Samantha Kennedy swept singles for the Lady Jacks (1-0 NFL). The Vikings drop to 0-1.
Nia.-Wheatfield 3, Ken West 2
Pairings of Sam Dworzanski and Meghan Breier, and Megan Tozinelli and Christine Thomas swept doubles for the Falcons (1-0 NFL). Audrey Filey and Sarah Caputi took singles victories for the Blue Devils (0-1).
Ken East 3, Lockport 2
Celina Wozniak and Sarah Crissy won first and second singles for the Bulldogs (2-0 NFL). Dalaney Fragale took third singles for the Lions (0-1).
Will. East 5, Starpoint 3
Jessica Wilson scored twice and Lexi Peters netted another, but it wasn’t enough for the Spartans, who fell to 0-2 in ECIC II play.