B'ville girls volleyball stays unbeaten

Once its Fall Festival Tournament was complete, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team went back to the routine of dismantling anyone that stepped on the court with them - and in the process, bringing head coach Mary Jo Cerqua close to a significant milestone.

When the Bees swept Fayetteville-Manlius 25-14, 25-19, 25-5 on Friday night, it gave Cerqua her 399th career victory in 21 seasons at the helm. Win no. 400 could arrive Wednesday night, when B'ville visits Oswego.

The F-M match typified B'ville's domination, done under Cerqua's watch, for the last two decades, in that it featured fast and accurate serves, strong defense and power at the net.

Brianna Stewart and Emily Walser each finished with four aces, with Stewart adding six assists. Sarah Klaben got four kills as Allegra Bell and Paulina Rein produced three kills apiece.

Everyone got to play in last Monday night's match against Corcoran, where the Bees won the first game 25-6, then got the next two games by closer margins of 25-20 and 25-17.

Shannon Albright worked hard on the back line, gaining 21 assists as Stewart (eight assists) got to rest for large portions of the match. Bell dominated near the net, putting away 15 kills, while Klaben gained six kills. Erica Miller and Liz Giromini each got four kills as Rein threw in four aces, three kills, three assists and three digs.

The Bees then went to Utica Proctor Wednesday night and ripped the Raiders 25-10, 25-9, 25-11. Albright again was the featured setter, improving her total to 32 assists, an average of better than 10 assists per game.

Rein and Bell both finished with nine kills, while Sydnie Hamm got six kills and four digs. Klaben added five digs as Giromini had four kills and Emily Walser picked up four digs.

B'ville's boys volleyball team returned to the court Thursday night, taking charge against Liverpool as it swept the Warriors 25-9, 25-14, 25-18.

Ryan Shelton finished with 28 assists, adding five aces and two kills. Dan Dubiel produced five kills and three aces. Chris Thayer, Ryan Zbikowski and Jake Toscano each had four kills, while Jarret Reaume got three kills. Zbikowski added three aces and two digs.

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