Girls, boys volleyball Bears both sweep week

Both sides win matches after dropping opening set

Each of Chittenango’s volleyball teams roared through a busy week, with the girls side claiming three victories in a four-night span.

The girls Bears got off to a near-perfect start in last Monday’s match against Fabius-Pompey, winning the first set 25-4, and while the ensuing two sets didn’t provide the same sort of domination, Chittenango still won them 25-18 and 25-23 to complete the sweep.

Allie Cerio had a fine all-around effort, recording 12 assists, five aces and five digs. Claire Charde picked up six kills and five blocks, with Corrin Stelakis managing four kills. Ashley Young earned 10 digs as Lauren Malloy put together five aces and six digs. Allie Sentorelli had three kills.

Two nights later, at Port Byron, the Bears survived a tough opening set 27-25, and went on to yet another sweep, taking out the Panthers 25-20 in the second set and 25-10 in the third set.

Improving as the match went along, Chittenango saw Charde and Brianna Koegel both pick up six kills, with Koegel adding seven digs. Stelakis managed four kills as Cerio earned 11 assists and five digs, with Laura Kohler picking up six assists two aces and four digs. Emily Wood finished with two kills and five digs.

Meeting Cortland 24 hours later, the Bears lost the first set 25-19, but turned around to win an important second set 25-21 and ended up winning in four, claiming the next two sets by margins of 25-18 and 25-17.

Koegel was sensational on the defensive side, piling up 25 digs, with Young getting 15 digs as Cerio earned 18 assists and Kohler claimed nine assists.

Up front, the duties were nicely split, as Stelakis led with eight kills, but Koegel and Charde were close behind, getting seven kills apiece, and Wood added six kills. Jackowski had three kills and three blocks.

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