The Penn Yan volleyball team won a sectional championship for the first time last season. Other teams know that and the way coach Eileen Wunder figures it, their opponents will be giving the Mustangs their best game every night.

“Last year was a pleasant surprise,” she said. “We have a lot of work to do (this season). We have a target on our back now that I don’t think was there before.”

With the work the team has to do, Wunder knows Penn Yan has her team’s back. “The support we got from this town was phenomenal,” she said of last year’s title run.

“I feel like in their head they were playing too,” said senior Serena Sheradin of the parents and fans who urged them on last season. “I want to be right back there. It’s going to be hard work. We just have to play with more heart; we have to dig deeper. We need to play every game like it’s going to be our last game.”

Penn Yan 3 Bloomfield 1

The team began the season with a 3-1 win over Bloomfield Sept. 4. Penn Yan won 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, and 25-19. Caitlin Wunder paced the team with 20 kills, and 7 aces while Sheradin had 25 assists and 6 aces of her own.

The Mustangs played Geneva at home last night and is at Midlakes. on Thursday.

South Seneca 3 Dundee 0

South Seneca defeated the Dundee Lady Scots volleyball team last week 3-0. The team won 25-7, 25-19, and 26-16.

Makenzie Cratsley had 4 aces and 2 digs for Dundee. Abby Miller added an assist.

The Scots faced Honeoye Monday night and is home against Mynderse on Wednesday