CNS girls volleyball edges F-M in AA semis

Northstars rally from 2-1 deficit, win in five sets

Once there, CNS again would not trail after getting the first three points. Once ahead 14-8 and 16-10, the Northstars saw F-M whittle the margin to a single point, 21-20, before Alexis Rios served it into the net. The Hornets never got closer as CNS won the match 25-22.

On the back line, Lindsey Silfer had 18 assists, five blocks, five digs and three kills, while Amy Van Hoven earned 16 assists, seven kills and five digs. Adrianna Patzer had a team-best 10 kills, with Carly Rebecchi adding nine kills and libero Emily Becker recording 10 digs.

CNS started out as the no. 3 seed, hosting no. 6 seed Central Square in last Tuesday’s AA quarterfinal and sweeping past the Red Hawks 25-9, 25-8, 25-20.

Becker, recording five aces, set the tone for her teammates as Van Hoven and Silfer led the Northstars in kills and assists. Both of them had six kills as Silfer put up 14 assists and Van Hoven added nine assists, plus four digs. Patzer, Rebecchi, Cara Gannett and Jenna Tartaro each recorded three kills, with Patzer adding three blocks.

Liverpool, as the no. 5 seed, saw its season end in the same quarterfinal round, as no. 4 seed Oswego eliminated the Warriors in four sets.

The Buccaneers dominated each of the first two sets, 25-13 and 25-16. Liverpool did take the third set 25-15 and nearly pushed the match to the limit, but Oswego held on, 26-24, in the fourth set.

Dorothy Rosekrans finished with nine kills, while Stephanie Mumpton had six kills. Meghan Stonebarger had 21 assists and Rachel Ruggaber contributed seven digs. Cassi McCrum had three aces. Alexa Healy led Oswego with 36 assists, feeding to a front line where Cydney Ward (13 kills), Kelsey Ross (nine kills) and Cortnie Purce (eight kills) all contributed.

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