January 31, 2012
Homer streak halted
SYRACUSE — Homer Central’s lengthy unbeaten volleyball streak is over.
Syracuse CBA put an end to those winning ways on Monday night, sweeping past the Trojans 25-21, 26-24, 25-21 in an OHSL outing that put an abrupt end to the visitor’s school record stretch of 33 consecutive victories.
The last loss suffered by Coach Brian Fox’s Trojans, dating back to December of 2010, also came against The Brothers from CBA. Homer is now 13-1 in OHSL play and 15-1 overall on this season after the setback.
Kelly Bewley had 13 kills at the net, setter Claire Gollegly dished out 10 assists and Maria Hamel contributed seven kills and six digs as Syracuse CBA (10-3 OHSL, 12-5 overall) pulled off the upset and avenged an earlier four-set loss in Homer.
Katie Sinclair and Lauren Smith each had eight kills to power the Trojans’ offense. Taryn Heath had 16 assists in her setter’s role, while Lainne Reed stood out defensively with 14 digs. Anni Wynn led Homer servers with a pair of aces.
HOMER JVs were 25-14, 25-9, 25-18 winners over Syracuse CBA in the opening match. The Trojans are now 11-3 in league play and 13-3 overall.
Hannah McEvoy had three kills and a block at the net to lead the offense. Mikayla MacNeill added two blocks, two kills and five digs defensively in the win.
Julia Brazo led the serving with four aces, McEvoy and MacNeill with three aces apiece while Tanya Priadoun picked up a pair of aces. Priadoun also had five assists and Brazo two setting the ball.
“We had contributions from all over tonight. All three setters were very active,” said Homer coach Jeremy Cook. “We had the highest block total tonight, and showed how active our hitters and blockers were being at the net.”
Homer is off until a Friday visit to East Syracuse-Minoa, the JVs getting things rolling at 5 p.m.
— Cortland High girls are headed to ES-M this evening for an OHSL match, another 5 o’clock start. The Spartans were 27-25, 25-11, 25-15 non-league winners over Cato-Meridian last night.
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