January 6, 2009


Trojans sweep to initial Liberty win

SOLVAY — After some frustrating setbacks earlier in this OHSL Liberty Division season, Homer Central grabbed its first league volleyball victory with relative ease Monday night.
The Trojans swept past host Solvay by scores of 25-18, 25-16, 25-13 for their first Liberty Division victory in four tries, Coach Brian Fox’s spikers now 3-4 overall.
“Tonight’s game was a great team effort coming off the holiday break,” said Coach Fox after controlling play against Solvay, though Homer was in action this past weekend at the Solvay Christmas Tournament. The Trojans finished fifth in that tournament gathering, Katie Wick landing a spot on the all-tournament team.
In this return trip to Solvay for league play, Alysha Camp had seven kills, Wick five kills and Ashley Cavellier four kills to power the Homer attack. Setter McKenna Riley provided 19 assists over the three games, while Wick, Rachel Perry and Katie Camp served up two aces apiece.
Solvay falls to 1-4 in the Liberty Division and 4-4 overall, Shannon Slowik and Calla Bakowski with four blocks apiece. Brittni Casimiro collected nine assists for the Bearcats.
In the Solvay Christmas Tournament, Homer defeated Marcellus 25-22, 25-16 in the fifth place match in the consolation bracket. Skaneateles beat LaFayette 25-27, 25-16, 15-11 for the championship.
The Trojans return home for a Thursday league match with Jordan-Elbridge at 7 p.m., the junior varsity squads getting things underway at 5:30 p.m.
HOMER JVs also upended Solvay, coming from behind for a 22-25, 25-11, 25-18 victory. Karley Brown had five kills, five aces and two digs as the Trojans improved to 2-2 in league play and 4-3 overall.
Katelyn Buchanan had four kills at the net, Hannah Darr served up three aces and setter Nichole Sanford finished with 17 assists for the victorious Trojans. Sanford and Alyssa Morgan each added three kills to the offense, while libero Danielle Murray had seven digs defensively.