Bobcats Volleyball Swats Away Hornets To Sweep Match

By: Meagan Schulz

Bobcats volleyball swats away Hornets to sweep match Lady Tornado volleyball player Maddy Morris sets the ball during Saturday’s tournament championship. Norwich retuned home Tuesday night with a three game win over Chenango Valley, earning first win for the season. Morris ended the night with seven assists. (Keith Lanfear Photo)

Norwich takes win over CV in 3; Oxford falls to Walton in 5

HARPURSVILLE – The Bobcats continued the win streak against a Midstate Athletic Conference opponent Tuesday night, topping Afton/Harpursville 3-0.

In each of the three games, B-G beat the Hornets 25-13, 25-11 and 25-12 and were led by the net attack of Makenna Clark and Erica Selfridge. The two hitters combined for 11 kills – Clark recorded six while Selfridge came away with five.

Selfridge added three aces and seven assists while Clark scored five aces in the match as well. Sasha Lamoree finished the three sets with 10 assists and two digs and teammate Abigail Delello added two blocks.

The Hornets were led by Mallory Carman’s four kills and six digs and saw Stefanie Allen hit two aces and three kills throughout the match. Majesti Brown was also a defensive stand-out for the home team, ending the night with five digs.

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B-G travels to Union-Endicott for a non-league match Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

Afton/Harpursville hosts for the second straight match as Walton comes to town on Thursday. Game time is slated for 6:15 p.m. for the MAC match

Bainbridge-Guilford 3, Afton/Harpursville 0

25-13, 25-11, 25-12

Bainbridge-Guilford: Sasha Lamoree 10 assists, 2 digs; Erica Selfridge 7 assists, 5 kills, 3 aces; Makenna Clark 6 kills, 5 aces; Abigail Delello 2 blocks.

Afton/Harpursville: Team 8 assists; Mallory Carman 4 kills, 6 digs; Stefanie Allen 3 kills, 2 aces; Majesti Brown 5 digs.

Norwich 3, Chenango Valley 0

BINGHAMTON – The Lady Purple Tornado earned the first win of their 2019 league schedule, defeating the host Chenango Valley Warriors Tuesday night by sweep all three games.

Improving each game in the match, Norwich won 25-20, 25-17 and 25-12 behind the team play displayed on the floor. While the serving percentage coaches Shelly Alger and Pete Komendarek was well below the preferred 92-percent, the Tornado came away with 12 aces in the match.

The visiting team’s ace count was led by seven from senior Lexi Whaley, who returned to court for her first action this season Saturday in Norwich’s home tournament. Whaley was expected to miss most, if not all season, due to a knee injury suffered in the offseason.

Sam Taylor of the Tornado added three aces while Maddy Morris and Chloe Winton each scored one during the match.

Megan Lindridge and Sam Binelli were big for Norwich’s defense as the two combined for 24 of 29 digs recorded by the team. Binelli came away with 11 digs and added three assists to her statline while Lindridge led the digs column with 13. She dished out two assists in the match as well.

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