CNS, Liverpool volleyball sides earn wins

Boys Northstars have 3-0 stretch late in week

Cicero-North Syracuse’s girls volleyball team has emerged as the clearest challenger to Baldwinsville among the Class AA ranks.

The Northstars improved to 6-0 last Tuesday with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-15 sweep of Corcoran. Carly Rebecchi managed six kills and three aces, with Lindsey Silfer adding three kills, three aces and five assists. Amy VanHoven served up six aces to go with her 13 assists, while Emily Becker and Tiffany Ryan each helped with four digs.

Going for seven in a row Thursday night, CNS got past Central Square in four sets. It rolled through the opener 25-12, only to see the Red Hawks take the second set 25-18. Unfazed, the Northstars claimed the next two sets by 25-17 and 25-20 margins.

Silfer mixed in 10 kills, 12 assists and six blocks. VanHoven added 13 assists, five digs, two blocks and two kills, while Adrianna Patzer stepped up with eight blocks and five kills. Rebecchi added five kills and three aces, with Becker contributing three aces and six digs and Cara Gannett finishing with three blocks.

Liverpool improved to 4-2 last Tuesday by sweeping Auburn 25-14, 25-23, 25-23. Each of the last two sets proved tough, but the Warriors won all the important points.

Dorothy Rosekrans, Stephanie Mumpton (six kills each) and Cassi McCrum (five kills) split front-line production, with Kelly Fitzpatrick and Gabby Gould adding four kills apiece. On the back line, Meghan Stonebarger managed 19 assists and Jenna Bush added six assists.

Then the Warriors swept Corcoran 25-18, 28-26, 25-18. Though the second set proved long, Liverpool still pulled through as Rosekrans got 11 kills and seven digs, with Mumpton adding seven kills. McCrum and Katie Rowell had four kills apiece in front of Stonebarger, who managed 28 assists.

In boys volleyball, CNS took on Liverpool Wednesday night, and in three sets the Northstars cast aside the Warriors 25-12, 25-20, 25-17.

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