January 12, 2012
Streaking CHS sweeps visitor
The Cortland High volleyball team won for the third time in four matches Wednesday night, sweeping visiting Hannibal 25-13, 25-17, 25-23.
Senior middle blocker Zakarra Butts had seven kills, an ace, three blocks and four digs for the Purple Tigers, now 5-5 in the OHSL and overall. Senior setter Jenna Gregory had an ace, 11 assists and two digs, while junior middle blocker Katie Dovi had two kills and 10 digs, senior right-side Marissa Travis four kills and two digs, sophomore right-side Lily Carlton three kills, an ace and an assist and sophomore setter Samantha Travis an ace and six assists.
“We played very well tonight,” Cortland coach Cheri Olson said after this Shafer Gymnasium triumph. “The girls were very consistent with passing, and made the setters’ job easy. Because of this we were able to get a lot more attacks on the ball. We were behind for the most of the third game, but the girls kept their composure and were able to finish strong to win the match.
“It was great to see the girls not give up when we were behind for so long. We are growing as a team and I hope it continues. We are really trying to learn from our mistakes and to get better.”
Elizabeth Sullivan had seven kills, an ace and three digs for Hannibal (2-8, 2-12), while Erica Weldin had two aces, an assist and five digs and Sierra Ingersoll an ace, 15 assists and a dig.
CORTLAND JVs swept Hannibal 25-12, 25-12 to improve to 7-3 league and overall, also having won three of their last four matches.
Sophomore right-side Clare Bardsley had four kills, while sophomore middle hitter Liza Ferro served 10 points in a row and freshman setter Danielle Lynch had 10 assists.
Cortland’s squads visit Homer Central on Saturday morning, the JV match getting things underway at 10 a.m. The CHS varsity will be looking to avenge an early-season loss to the Trojans.
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