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Marcellus volleyball tops Westhill in Class B semis

Mustangs to meet Skaneateles in sectional final

In defeat, Westhill saw Katie McGraw pick up 29 digs and Abby Bornstein add 17 digs, to go with seven kills. Annaleigh Gedney finished with 25 assists and 11 digs, while Lina Guindy matched Bornstein's total of seven kills and picked up five digs.

Delaney Martin, with four kills and five blocks, and Bella Sterly, with five kills, offered further front-line support. Kelsey Matukas and Abbey Townley gained five digs apiece. Westhill's season finished with a record of 15-2 as Marcellus improved to 15-3.

Just to get here, Marcellus had to first take care of no. 6 seed Phoenix in last Tuesday night’s opening round – which it did, prevailing in a 25-14, 25-19, 25-23 sweep.

In particular, Landers, with 14 kills, and Cost, who put together 19 assists, five kills, three aces and three digs, hurt the Firebirds. Hannah O’Brien had six kills and five aces, while Allie Massara picked up 10 digs, four aces and three kills. Libero Brittney Valentine finished with 14 assists as Suzanna Sylcox contributed five digs.

As this went on, West Genesee, who had the no. 5 seed in the Class A playoffs, saw its post-season run end in the opening round at no. 4 seed Liverpool, where it fell to the Warriors in three sets.

The Wildcats had a chance to snare the opening set, but Liverpool won it 25-22. After a 25-15 defeat in the second set, WG was within two points of extending the match in the third set, but the Warriors pulled it out 26-24 and advanced to the semifinals, where it fell to Baldwinsville.

Jessie Allen, in defeat, had five kills and four blocks. Emily Scaia and Jessica Hillery each had three kills, while Kara Sweeney got seven assists and Elle Swete contributed six assists.

Defensively, Christina Holzhauer managed 10 digs as Sweneey and Swete each got four digs. Lynn Copeland and Alia Hildebrandt put up three digs apiece. WG’s season finished with a record of 10-8.

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