Feb 04, 2010 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
As another busy week of local boys volleyball played out, Vernon Verona Sherrill would find the win column four times.
Amid the busy string, the Red Devils swept past rival Oneida Wednesday night, beating the Indians 26-24, 25-22, 25-21.
Though each of the games were close, VVS got all the points that mattered as Aaron Owens and Tyler Curtis each got seven kills, with Curtis adding four blocks. Drew Foster had five kills and five digs. Cole Barbano earned 22 assists as libero Andrew Aurigema got 10 digs. Kyle Renwick and Jake Voelker each got seven digs.
Oneida saw Peter Jones scoop up 27 digs to keep points alive as, up front, Shawn Ano had nine kills to go with 12 digs, three blocks and two assists. Kevin Cavanaugh had 11 kills, with Matt Bonville (16 assists) and Neil Parry (11 assists) working on the back line. Sam Adams had seven digs, five kills and three blocks.
Prior to that, the Red Devils swept Canastota last Monday night, putting together a 25-21, 25-12, 25-18 victory over the Raiders.
Josh Masi, with eight kills, led a balanced VVS front line where Foster had seven kills and Curtis got six kills and four blocks. Feeding them all, Cole Barbano picked up 11 assists, as Chris Brunscheen added six assists and Jordan Loboda earned five assists. Aurigema (eight digs), Steve Geer (six digs) and Voelker (five digs) all played strong defense.
For Canastota, Charlie Smith had 11 assists, plus six digs and four aces, while Marvin Wilke piled up 16 digs. Dan Avery had seven digs and six kills.
After beating Oneida, the Red Devils engaged in a long, exciting battle with Chittenango Thursday night, but came back to beat the Bears in five.
VVS won the opening game 25-21, but Chittenango dominated the second game 25-13. The Red Devils prevailed in the third game 25-18, only to see the Bears stay alive in a long fourth game 29-17. They started 2-2 in the fifth and final game, but VVS used a 9-1 run to take charge, and never got caught on its way to a 25-17 victory.
Barbano had 38 assists, giving the ball to a balanced front line where Curtis and Foster each had 11 kills, with Owens and Masi getting 10 kills apiece. Aurigema added 15 digs, with Renwick earning 12 digs and Voelker picking up 11 digs.
On the Bears’ side, Caleb Mannix (16 kills) and Ryan Smith (13 kills) led the front line, as Tom Connelly got eight kills. Luke Greiner mixed in 21 assists, seven kills, three aces and two blocks as Zach Boswell earned seven aces and six digs. Ryan McGinnis had nine digs.
This long, busy week culminated for VVS with a match against Little Falls, whom it lost to Jan. 8. The Red Devils got revenge by going through its second five-game match in as many days — and winning it.
Twice, VVS went ahead, taking the first game 25-20 and the third game 25-23. Both times, the Mounties rallied, winning the second game 25-20 and surviving all kinds of match points to win the fourth game 31-29. The final game proved just as close — but the Red Devils won it, 25-23.
Aurigema, with 21 digs, kept points alive, as did Voelker with 18 digs and Renwick with 12 digs. Barbano dished out 36 assists. On the front line, Owens led with 14 kills, with Foster adding 12 kills and Masi earning 10 kills.
The Mounties had just swept Canastota 25-16, 25-20, 25-22, overcoming the work of Dan Avery (eight kills), Charlie Smith 11 (assists) and Matt Avery (18 digs).
Oneida’s week began with a four-game loss to Westmoreland 16-25, 25-23, 25-22, 27-25. Bonville, with 22 assists, and Parry, with 17 assists, fed the passes to a front line where Ano earned 14 kills and Travis Morrison earned 11 kills and seven digs. Ano added 11 digs as Adams (19 digs, five kills, three aces) and Jones (17 digs) led the defensive side.
Westmoreland would then beat Canastota 25-23, 25-18, 28-26, ignoring Avery’s 10 kills and Smith’s 12 assists, as Jamie Meade earned five kills.
Chittenango returned on Wednesday night and beat Jamesville-DeWitt in four games. The Red Rams won the opener 25-17, only to see the Bears dominate the second game 25-14 and pull out the third game 26-24 before closing it out 25-18 in the fourth game.
Greiner, with 16 assists and nine kills, led the way as Mannix earned a team-best 11 kills, plus five assists and three aces. Ryan Smith and Connelly each had seven kills, with Connelly adding four blocks. Nils Belting had four blocks and three kills.
To end the week, Oneida took four games to beat Chittenango 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20 for only its second win of the season as the Bears fell to 4-4.
Ano led the Indians with 16 kills, with Cavanaugh (12 kills) and Morrison (eight kills) also quite active. Bonville earned 19 assists. The Bears saw Connelly (12 kills) and Mannix (nine kills) work on the front line as Greiner picked up 14 assists and five kills.