It wasn’t easy, but the Penn Yan volleyball team improved its record to 3-0 overall with league wins over Geneva and Midlakes this week. The Mustangs are 2-0 in the league so far.
Penn Yan 3 Midlakes 2
The team faced Midlakes Sept. 12, taking five games to put away the Screaming Eagles. It was a back and forth match as the Mustangs dropped the first set 25-20, but came back and took the next two sets 25-11 and 25-18. Midlakes tied it up with a 25-23 win in the fourth set before Penn Yan took the match 25-18 in the fifth set. Coach Eileen Wunder was glad her team found a way to win without their setter, Serina Sheradin, who was out for the match because of an injury suffered earlier in the week against Geneva.
“(We) had some work to do to figure out how to fill that void,” she said. But the team “got it done in the end.”
Hanna Brodmann had 4 aces, 8 kills, and 5 digs in the match. Caitlin Wunder had 5 aces, 10 kills, 17 assists, and 2 blocks. Lauren Chinski had 7 aces and 3 kills, and Kayla Andersen added 5 aces and 4 blocks.
A difficult win early in the season can give a team confidence heading into its schedule and the players have embraced the struggle.
“We had a struggle,” said Onalie Sheradin. “In the end, our hearts wanted this more and that’s just what we did.”
“Even with a struggle, we always climb to play every point with heart and like every game is our last,” added Hanna Brodmann. “We just did what we had to do to win,” said Caitlin Wunder. “Even when we were struggling, we never gave up.” Lauren Chinski added, “We battled for every point in each game and came out on top.”
Penn Yan 3 Geneva 0
Penn Yan had an easier time of it against Geneva Sept. 10 when they took the match 3-0 over the Panthers. The Mustangs won 26-24, 25-15, and 25-14.
Serina Sheradin had 9 aces, 2 kills, 11 assists, and 7 digs. Wunder had 10 kills, an ace, and 2 blocks. Brodmann had 2 aces, 4 kills, and 10 digs. Chinksi added 4 aces, 2 kills, and 2 assists.
The team played Hammondsport at home Monday night, Newark at home Tuesday, and is at Waterloo Thursday.
The Dundee volleyball team dropped a couple of contests last week. The team faced Mynderse last Wednesday, losing the match 3-0. Earlier in the week the Lady Scots lost to Honeoye 3-1.
Mynderse 3 Dundee 0
Dundee lost the Mynderse match 25-12, 25-8, and 25-3. Makenzie Cratsley had a dig and 2 attacks, Lily Hall had 2 attacks and an assist, and Hayley Herrick had 2 digs and an attack.
Honeoye 3 Dundee 1
Against Honeoye, Dundee was able to take the first game 25-23 but lost the next three 25-16, 25-23, and 25-19. Cratsley led the way with 11 digs, 7 kills, and 6 aces. Renae Gregory had 5 digs, 3 kills, and 3 assists, and Hall added 6 kills, 2 assists, and 4 aces.
The team played Campbell-Savona at home Monday night, travels to HAC Wednesday, and is at home versus South Seneca Friday.