OFA, M-W Volleyball advance in Sectionals

Oct. 31—OFA and Madrid-Waddington both extended outstanding Girls Volleyball season by advancing to Section 10 Tournament Championship games on Monday night.

The tip-seeded Blue Devils cruised by Gouverneur 25-13, 25-19 and 25-15 to move into Thursday's Class B Championship match against Salmon River.

Number two M-W took the survive-and-advance route into the Class D finals opposite top-seeded Chateaugay by besting Clifton-Fine in five sets 12-25, 25-19, 25-19, 22-25 and 15-1.

OFA 3 — Gouverneur 0: The Blue Devils defeated the NAC West rival Wildcats for the third time this and were cited for making some effective adjustments in playing without a key hitter.

"We had to move some people around Zoee Williams shifted to the outside and Kaylee Kline and Kayden Skelly also did a nice job at the net," said OFA Coach Sue McLean.

"Overall it was a very balanced effort once again. We will play Salmon River in the Class B finals. We lost to them in our first match of the season and we are looking for revenge."

Timely contributions came throughout the lineup from: Kaydee Kline (4 points. 1 kill), Brooke Barr (13 points, 1 ace, 5 kills, 4 digs; Cadey Cole (11 points, 5 assists, 1 kill), Tava Colburn (9 points, 4 aces, 3 kills, 2 digs), Zoee Williams (6 points, 2 aces, 1 block, 1 kill, 1 dig), Clara Cole (5 points, 3 aces, 5 assists, 3 kills), Abby Williams (1 assist) and Kayden Skelly (1 block).

M-W 3 — C-F 2: The Yellow Jackets continued their fifth magic winning for the sixth time in five matches that went the distance.

The Jackets struggled to receive C-F's top servers in the second but in the second match senior captain Lillan Todd stepped up and rallied the team. She led the team with 8 service points and a 25 to 19 victory that match. The third match was an identical score with sophomore setter Keianna Webb, kicking in 7 service points, with 4 aces.

C-F fine took an early lead in the fourth set at 10 to 17.

"We played better defense at the end of the set to catch them at 22 to 22, but ended up losing that one 22 to 25. In the fifth deciding match we came out with strong energy. This was the sixth time this season we have been in a deciding match and this team always shows up for this one," said M-W Coach Charlie French.

"Our first two servers performed exceptional and the team played very strong at the net. Keianna Webb served for two points and Kaitlyn Webb, who hadn't served in any previous matches, finished the fifth set with 11 serves. Kaitlyn Putman has been nursing an injury and didn't play versus OFA on Thursday, but decided she was ready to serve in that match. We have only lost to one opponent in the deciding match. Indian River got us in the fifth set on the road 13 to 15. We don't like to think about that one. It's been a crazy year and we look forward to playing Chateaugay on Wednesday."