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Volleyball Mustangs sweep Westhill, take Class B crown

Marcellus heads into first-ever state tournament

— With newfound momentum, the Warriors won the third set 25-18, and did enough in the fourth set to prevail 25-21 and advance.

Gedney, with 27 assists, seven kills and five digs, anchored the Warriors’ efforts. Up front, Sterly put away 16 kills and three blocks, with Bornstein adding nine digs, four kills, four aces and four assists. McGraw had 16 digs and four kills as Abbey Townley, Carrie Griffo and Kelsey Matukas earned three kills apiece.

Up in the nine-team Class AA tournament, West Genesee, as the no. 7 seed, saw its season end in the quarterfinal round with a four-game loss to no. 2 seed Fayetteville-Manlius.

A close first set went in the Hornets’ favor, 25-23, as did the second set 25-19. The Wildcats prolonged the match, winning the third set 25-20, and pushed F-M hard in the fourth set, only to fall by a 25-22 margin.

Jackie Harris, with 22 digs, and Christina Holzhauer, with 20 digs to go with five kills, excelled on the defensive side, joined by Emily Shackleton, who managed 16 digs.

Shackleton also managed six kills, the same as Jesse Allen, as Allen added four blocks. Liz LaComb recorded 15 assists and eight digs as Trish Andrews produced nine digs.

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