Zoe Higgins had 11 kills, but no other Mustang had more than four kills, put up by Suzanna Sylcox and Eimile O’Brien. Kayla Bryant had 25 assists, matching Anna Smith and Jennie Delia on that mark, while Brittney Valentine matched Sylcox’s team-high seven digs and Delia got six digs. For LaFayette, Skye Schumacher (10 kills, four aces, 12 digs) and Halee Beebe (26 assists) led the way.
Marcellus did win on Thursday, sweeping Fulton 25-16, 25-19, 25-16. Bryant picked up 21 assists, her passes going to a balanced front line. Higgins had 10 kills, with Sylcox stepping up for nine kills. Smith added six kills and O’Brien five kills as Valentine earned nine digs.
Meanwhile, in Class AA West Genesee, with its 11-2 record, took its shot at unbeaten Baldwinsville and, like so many others, swung and missed as it lost to the visiting Bees 25-7, 25-6, 25-21.
The lopsided nature of the first two sets made the belated third-set effort more striking in contrast. Hannah Bakowski finished with eight assists, while Brianna Richardson and Courtney Shoults each had four kills. Shoults added eight digs and Katie McIntyre had six digs, with Richardson contributing five digs.
WG would take another defeat on Thursday, to Liverpool. But this one lasted five sets as the Wildcats lost the first two sets 25-20 and 25-21, and though it just avoided the sweep to take the next two sets 25-23 and 25-20, it had nothing left for the final set, which the Warriors won 25-15.
Kara Sweeney amassed 36 assists, the same as Liverpool’s Meg Stonebarger, and added 13 digs. Shoults had 28 digs to go with nine kills as Jessie Allen put together 12 kills, 20 digs and five blocks. Richardson had 12 kills and six digs, with Copeland getting 10 digs and nine kills. McIntyre (17 digs) and Kayla Case (10 digs) also helped on the defensive end.