When the Fayetteville-Manlius boys volleyball team took its shot at CNY Counties League leader Cicero-North Syracuse on Thursday night, it could not grab a game from the Northstars in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 defeat.
Up front, Jason Zipprich picked up four kills, with Kevin Sager and Seth Braddock each earning four digs and Matt Nash feeding them with 10 assists. CNS had Jim Coleman pick up 34 assists and Tyler A. Smith gain 15 kills.
At the start of its week, the F-M boys team met Fowler and needed just three games to upend the Falcons 25-19, 25-15, 25-18. Nash finished with 20 assists. Often, his passes went to Parker Harris, who produced nine kills, as Zipprich and Seth Braddock both earned five kills. Nick Zaemlis produced seven aces and four kills.
The girls volleyball Hornets won the first game against Corcoran last Tuesday night 27-25, but could not sustain that success the rest of the match.
After the Cougars took the second game 25-14, each of the next two games would go beyond the wire. Despite all kinds of chances to move ahead or extend the match, F-M could not finish them off, allowing Corcoran to win those games 28-26 and 27-25.
Alexis Rios found time to earn 15 kills, 11 digs and four assists. Lauren Carry had 24 assists, feeding it to Rios, plus Colleen Bisaccio and Heather Cooper, each of whom had five kills. Caroline Gadsden added four digs, two kills and three aces. Corcoran saw LaBreya Steward pick up 12 kills and six blocks, with Harley Bucktooth adding 17 assists.