Kicking off a busy week that included four different matches, CNS made sure it took care of Central Square last Monday night, beating the Red Hawks in straight sets 25-16, 25-22, 25-16.
Justin Collins earned 27 assists, adding three kills. Up on the front line, Billy Werksman (nine kills), Geoff Holmes and Joel Brousseau (eight kills each) evenly split the duties, while Werksman also earned five aces and three digs.
CNS also beat Central Square in three sets 25-22, 25-13, 25-18 on Wednesday night. Werksman mixed in eight kills, eight aces and three digs, though Holmes led with 10 kills and three aces. Collins finished with 24 assists.
Then the Northstars split with two non-league opponents. Against Horseheads, CNS lost the first set 25-22, but won the next three sets 25-18, 25-23 and 25-20. Holmes had nine kills and Brodhead got eight kills, with Brousseau, Nate Tyrell and Josh Rodriguez each getting five kills in front of Collins, who earned 32 assists.
Midlakes, however, would beat CNS in four sets 25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 27-25. The Northstars nearly pushed it to the limit, but lost as Werksman had 11 kills, with Holmes and Brodhead getting nine kills apiece. Collins managed 29 assists, plus three blocks and three kills.
As this went on, Liverpool ran into Baldwinsville, falling to the Bees 25-18, 25-17, 25-21. Dalton Horton, in defeat, managed eight assists and five digs, while Joe Kenney had five assists. John Milligan had three kills and five digs. Chris Valerino also managed three kills.