Penn Yan Volleyball just misses back-to-back title win

Scott Alexander
The Penn Yan Varsity volleyball team with coaches after being awarded their runner up medallions. Members of the Penn Yan Volleyball team are Clarissa Enos, Genna Elliott, Jammie Decker, Paige Yonts, Kayla Andersen, Aysa Crocker, Kaleigh Hight, Rachel Poblete, Caitlin Wunder, Hanna Brodmann, Serina Sheridin, Onalia Sheradin, Lauren Schilling. Head Coach is Eileen Wunder and Assistant Coach is Bryan Bobo.

The Penn Yan volleyball team came up just short in its quest to put together back-to-back sectional titles, falling in five sets to Attica Nov. 8.

The Mustangs won the first set 25-13, then dropped the next two 25-23 and 25-23. Penn Yan came back and won the fourth set 25-15 before dropping the final set 25-19.

Caitlin Wunder had 30 kills, three aces, two blocks, and 15 digs. Serina Sheradin had 41 assists, four kills, one ace, and five digs. Jammie Decker had 14 kills, two aces, and nine digs. Aysa Crocker and Kayleigh Hight added 11 and 20 digs.

Coach Eileen Wunder was proud of the team’s season even though the team lost.

“We had a lot of ups and downs this season,” she said. “We were without our senior setter, Serina, for a few weeks with a knee injury. As soon as she returned, we lost Hanna Brodmann to a broken ankle. We then lost another two-year starter who left the team for personal reasons. Our final injury was another broken ankle for Oni Sheradin. When you look at all those obstacles and see where we ended, we should all be holding our heads high. I am very proud of how hard they worked.”

Penn Yan had played Attica during the regular season, falling by scores of 15-20-25-23 to 25-25-21-25.

Penn Yan 3 N. Rose-Wolcott 1

The team was coming off a four set win over North Rose-Wolcott last Wednesday. Penn Yan dropped the first set 25-18 but won the next three 25-10, 25-14, and 25-19.

Serina Sheradin had 40 assists, eight kills, and one ace. Caitlin Wunder had 30 kills, eight aces, and 15 digs. Jammie Decker contributed four aces, eight kills, and eight digs, and Kayla Andersen added five kills and a block.