February 3, 2014


Red Lions top seeds for Class D tourney

Defending champion Cincinnatus Central will be the top seed when the Section 4 Class D winter volleyball tournament gets underway this week.
The unbeaten Central Counties League champion Red Lions (12-0) received a first round bye. Cincy will host the winner of Tuesday’s first round game sending ninth-seed New York Mills (6-14) to eighth-seed Owen D. Young (5-11) on either Thursday or Friday night.
Hamilton (14-2) is the second seed and Living Word (11-2) the third seed in Class D. Out of the CCL, Brookfield (6-6) is seeded fifth and Stockbridge Valley (5-9) seventh.
In CCL play this past Friday, DeRuyter closed out its season with a 25-14, 25-14, 16-25, 25-16 loss to host Stockbridge Valley.
“We were able to take one away from Stockbridge tonight, but lost the match,” said Rockets coach Gary Burdick, whose team finished 2-6 in league play fourth out of five teams and 2-13 overall. “We did a very good job getting some very hard-hit balls dug up. We also had some good hits at the net, but just could not get enough offense going to get the win.”
Junior setter/outside hitter Ciara LaClair had six kills, 13 assists, three digs and an ace for the Rockets while senior setter/outside hitter Morgan Fellows had three kills, six aces, nine digs and two assists, senior middle hitter Alyssah Brown two kills, 17 digs and three aces and senior outside hitter Allison O’Herien two kills, 12 digs and two aces.
In addition, junior middle hitter Cassondra Henry had four kills, six digs and a block and senior outside hitter Sidney Ladd seven digs.
Cortland Seeded Fourth
Cortland High is seeded fourth in the Class A tournament and also has a first round bye, the Purple Tigers (11-5) to host fifth-seed Whitesboro (8-4) on either Thursday or Friday this week.
East Syracuse-Minoa (14-3) is seeded first and Oneida (11-3) second in Class A.
In the other tournament brackets unbeaten Canastota (16-0) is the team to beat in Class B, Tully (16-2) is the favorite in Class C-1 and Onondaga (18-1) earned the No. 1 seed in Class C-2.


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