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Marcellus, WG volleyball play at B’ville tournament

Mustangs get past Fulton; Wildcats edged by CNS in five sets

As a mid-season test, girls volleyball teams from Marcellus and West Geneee both went to the Baldiwnsville Fall Swing Tournament on Oct. 8.

The Mustangs, moving way up in the level of competition, only went 2-4 in Pool C against Burnt Hills, Thomas Edison and City Honors. Marcellus then lost a 23-25, 25-20, 15-11 decision to Fulton in the Silver playoffs.

WG, meanwhile, got put in Pool A with host B’ville, and went 1-5, splitting with Fulton, but swept by the Bees and Queensbury. Moved into the Bronze playoffs, the Wildcats fell to Horseheads 25-15, 25-17.

Marcellus remained unbeaten, though, in the Onondaga High School League, though it got pushed by Fulton Wednesday in a four-set win over the Red Raiders.

They split the first two sets, the Mustangs prevailing 25-22 in the opener and Fulton claiming the second set 25-21. Marcellus cruised to a 25-14 win in the third set and, in the fourth set, held on 25-22 to close things out.

Jessica Cost backed up her 36 assists with four kills and four aces. Nicole Fletcher had 17 kills and nine blocks, while Devon Landers added 13 kills. Tori Bingham added five assists as Brittney Valentine, with 12 digs, and Allie Massara, with seven digs, led the defense.

When WG resumed league play on Tuesday, it took four sets to beat Corcoran 25-7, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21.

Chrstina Holzhauer amassed 13 aces, 17 digs and six kills, while Jackie Harris had seven aces and 16 digs. Liz LaComb had 20 assists and 13 digs, with Emily Shackleton adding 15 digs, matching Jesse Allen’s total of five kills. Elle Swete added nine digs.

A wild battle with Cicero-North Syracuse followed on Thursday night. After winning a tight opener 25-23, WG lost the next two sets 25-14 and 25-16, but regrouped to win the fourth set 25-16 before taking a 25-18 defeat to the Northstars in the final set.

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