continued Shackleton had seven kills, with Brianna Richardson adding four kills and two blocks. Allen, Trish Andrews and Jesica Hillery each had three kills.
A night later, the Wildcats nearly had a big upset against Skaneateles, but lost in five sets. Though it lost the first set 25-19 and the third set 25-12, it won narrow 25-23 decisions in the second and fourth sets to stretch it to the limit before losing the final set 25-21.
LaComb piled up 40 assists, feeding it to Christina Holzhauer (15 kills), Shackleton (14 kills) and Allen (eight kills), with Andrews picking up five kills. Julianna Augustine (22 kills, eight digs, five blocks), Colleen Cargile (24 assists) and Sidney Lawson (15 assists) led Skaneateles along.
Solvay, playing at Cazenovia on Tuesday, lost the first two sets 25-13 and 25-15, but did avoid a sweep by winning the third set 26-24 before dropping the fourth set to the Lakers 25-21.
Meghan O’Toole led the Bearcats’ front line with six kills, with Kiersten DiBello and Kyndra Jackson both earning four aces. Lauren Bandera had 10 assists and Leslie Santos added 12 digs.
But the Bearcats would claim a five-set classic with LaFayette on Thursday. Beaten 25-16 in the opener, Solvay controlled the second set 25-17 and pulled out the third set 27-25. The Lancers tied it, 25-22, in the fourth set, but Solvay pulled it out, 25-23, in the finale.
Through it all, Bakowski and Julie Gardner both had 24 digs, Gardner adding eight kills and four aces. Heather Thompson had nine kills and Brenna Poli added seven kills. Jackie Gardner gained 14 assists and 11 digs. Kiersten DiBello had five aces and nine digs.
Bishop Ludden fell to LaFayette 25-7, 25-9, 25-8 on Tuesday, and moved on to take a 25-3, 25-12, 25-8 loss to Skaneateles Thursday night.