Niagara Gazette — The Lady Jacks (4-1, 3-1 NFL) got off to a hot start, going up 15-2 in the first set of Friday’s match against Ken East (1-3). Their momentum from the first match carried over into a three-set sweep (25-9, 25-12, 25-16) of the Bulldogs.
Gabby Hansen led the way f with nine kills, five digs and eight aces. Jacks’ coach Jessica Anderson was especially pleased with Hansen’s serving.
”(Hansen) did not have as many kills as normal, but when she got the opportunity she took advantage and was swinging hard tonight,” Anderson said. Her serving was huge... she was hitting her spots.”
Leanna Metzger’s serving was responsible for the Jacks’ early lead in the first set.
“(The lead) started with Metzger’s serving, she had from eight to 10 points off the bat,” Anderson said. “That set the tone because Ken East plays us tough so we knew we had to stay focus and play our game and have them play up to us.”
Metzger finished the match with 11 aces. Julie Milbrand stepped up for the Jacks as well, finishing with eight kills and two blocks.
The Lady Jacks will play the Sweethome Tournament today. Anderson says it will be a real good test for the squad before their league matches resume next week.
Grand Island 3,Lew-Port 1
Jenna Ness recorded five aces for the Vikings (2-3 NFL) en route to a 25-22, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23 victory over Lew-Port (0-4 NFL). Sarah Rennells added four kills and two blocks for Grand Island with Cailey Wright leading Lew-Port with two blocks and nine kills- including three aces.
Lockport 3, Ken West 1
Sara Franco recorded 6 block and 8 kills, while Jordyn Kwoka added 16 assists as head coach Kim Lockie’s Lady Lions defeated visiting Ken West by scores of 25-18, 22-25, 25-13, 25-17, improving to 3-1 in the NFL this season.
The visiting Lady Blue Devils dropped to 1-3 in the NFL.
Lockport returns to action today at the annual Starpoint Tournament.
Nia.-Wheatfield 3, Niagara Falls 0
Sam Mattheus had eight kills for Nia.-Wheatfield, who took every set against Niagara Falls on Saturday.
North Tonawanda 3, Ken East 0
Donovon Book led the Lumberjacks’ (1-1 NFL) attack with a team-high 12 kills and four blocks. Mike Awad added seven kills and three blocks in the victory.
Lockport 3, Ken West 0
Lockport earned a straight-set match victory on Friday night on the strength of the jump serving of Bryce Perry and Brad Schneider.
The starting six for the Lions was in complete control of Game 1. In games two and three the other members of the varsity squad earned valuable court experience closing the match.
The Lions moved to 2-0 in league play, and 5-2 overall. Lockport host the Vikings of Grand Island on Monday in the Lion’s den, followed by a visit to #1 in WNY St Joe’s on Friday.
St. Joes 3, Starpoint 0
Joe Koszelak had 32 assists as the Marauders downed the Spartans.
Williamsville South 1, Starpoint 0
Starpoint’s goalie Sam Del Prince made eight saves in the team’s loss. Midfielder Ryan Schupp and defender Drew Howard played well for the Spartans.
Wilson 3, Akron 1
Katlynne Tubo notched 15 saves for Wilson (6-0) including two breakaway stops. Kayla Newmann, Holly Rudolph and Lauren Austin each had a goal for the Lake Women
Ken West 3, Ken East 0
Goalkeeper Hannah Post led the Blue Devils (1-3 NFL) to their first shutout in league play in net as Grace Ferguson helped facilitate the offense with two assists.
Grand Island 58,Ken East 44
200 relay — Grand Island, (Kalista Nizialek, Ali Price, Kady Liesenfeld, Natalie Schultz), 2:12.46; 200 free — Emily Kahler (KE), 2:22.43; 200 IM — Haley Brucato (KE), 2:45.12; 50 free — Liesenfeld (GI), 27.9; Diving — Allison DeMartin (GI), 158.33; 100 fly — Schultz (GI), 1:11.28; 100 free — Kahler (KE), 1:03.18; 500 free — Liesenfeld (GI), 6:09.19; 200 free relay — Kenmore East (Kahler, Margaret Brooks, Alexis DeLuca, Isabelle Bertino), 1:26.31; 100 back — Schultz (GI), 1:12.79; 100 breast — Price (GI), 1:22.92; 400 free relay — Grand Island (Claire O’Connor, Liesenfeld, Kristy Kalman, Price), 4:17.90.
Kady Liesenfeld and Ali Price dominated the lanes for the Vikings, winning two relays and one individual race each. Emily Kahler led the Bulldogs with three victories.
Lockport 54, Nia.-Wheatfield 48; Nardin 60, Lockport 41; Nardin 65, Nia.-Wheatfield 36
200 relay — Nardin, (Kelsey Ables, Annie Westermeier, Miranda Bigham, Anna Rubino), 1:56.87; 200 free — Elizabeth Connelly (L), 2:05.55, 200 IM — Sarah Townsend (N), 2:20.43; 50 free — Anna Rubino (N), 26.88; 100 fly — Bigham (N), 1:02.70; 100 free — Katie Pollock (L), 58.23; 500 free — Connelly (L), 5:38.33; 200 free relay — Nardin, (Westermeier, Jennifer Orie, Townsend, Rubino), 1:46.64; 100 back — Kelsey Ables (N), 1:03.06; 100 breast — Bridgette Ehmann (NW), 1:14.98; 400 free relay — Nardin, (Ables, Natalie Ryan, Bingham, Townsend), 3:54.48.
Nardin captured seven of 11 events as it held complete control of the meet. Kelsey Ables, Annie Westermeier, Miranda Bigham, Anna Rubino and Sarah Townsend each won multiple events. Elizabeth Connelly won two of Lockport’s three races and Bridgette Ehmann earned Nia.-Wheatfield’s lone victory.
St. Joe’s 24, O’Hara 0
Kevin Bienko shot a 37 at Sheridan to help lead the Marauders past the Cardinals.
St. Joe’s 19, Park 5
In the Marauders’ second match of the day, Marc Holzhauer shot a 36 at Sheridan.
Nia.-Wheatfield 258, Niagara Falls 294
John Anderson and Matt Borque were medalists for Nia.-Wheatfield (4-1). Both golfers shot a 41 at Pantara to defeat Niagara Falls (1-2-1).
Grand Island 268,North Tonawanda 278
Kevin Corowicz shot a 2-under 34 at River Oaks to give Grand Island (2-2) the win over North Tonawanda (2-3).
Ken East 244,Lew-Port 253
Ken East (3-1) defeated Lew-Port (0-4) behind Adam Kroll’s 33. The match was played at Brighton.
Lockport 254,Ken West 278
J.J. Napoli had a low-round 38 for Lockport (5-0). Evan Williams shot a 40 for Lockport, helping them defeat Ken West (0-4-1) at Sharon Park Golf Course.