Mark Perfetti/For the Recorder Amsterdam's Bayley Archinal, right, and Broadalbin-Perth's Chelsea LeBlanc meet at the net during Tuesday's non-league volleyball match between the teams at Amsterdam High School.
Mark Perfetti/For the Recorder Amsterdam's Meaghan Sherlock, left, tries to return a shot past Broadalbin-Perth's Chelsea LeBlanc during Tuesday's non-league volleyball match between the teams at Amsterdam High School.
TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- In a non-league girls volleyball matchup of local rivals, the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots bested the Amsterdam Lady Rams, 3-1, Tuesday at Amsterdam High School.
"The girls all played really well tonight," said B-P head coach Jacqueline Zugzda.
B-P (8-5, 7-5 Foothills Council) won the match by scores of 25-12, 25-21, 21-25 and 25-14.
Amsterdam (3-9, 3-5 Big 10) head coach Christine Sherlock said Tuesday's match was another case of her team struggling to focus for the duration of the match.
"Way too many sags in the game where we'd let five, six, seven points go in a row," said Sherlock. "That's something that's plagued us the whole year."
The Lady Rams were coming off a victory Friday in a hostile environment at Albany. Sherlock credited the Lady Rams' win that day to feeding off the energy of the crowd, something Amsterdam could not use Tuesday to its advantage.
"Without that drive and emotion -- like we had on Friday -- it's hard to win against a good team," said Sherlock. "And, Broadalbin is a great team. They dug up everything and did not let anything drop."
For B-P, Chelsea LeBlanc had nine kills, three digs and two aces, while Caitlin Rasfske had 10 assists and four digs. Regan Reed had three kills and three aces.
Bayley Archinal led the Lady Rams with eight kills and five blocks. Destinee Smith had four kills and three aces, and Katie Ressel had 12 assists and two kills.
The Lady Patriots finished the game with only one bench player. Zugzda said her team had been dealing with a rash of injuries, but was countering that with a continued steady approach to fundamentals.
"Despite some key injuries, we've just been pushing to really focus on making smart plays and keeping our communication up," said Zugzda. "That's been our biggest key all year."
Amsterdam is back to the court today, with a home league match against Catholic Central; B-P plays host to Glens Falls today.
Gloversville 3, Mayfield 0
Jenna Putnam had eight assists and five kills as Gloversville recorded a 25-20, 25-18, 25-22 sweep of Mayfield.
Katlyn Pierce had a team-best seven kills for Gloversville.
Nicole Little and Miranda Eagan paced Mayfield (10-3) with six kills apiece, while Mackenzie Biggers contributed nine digs.
Schalmont 3, Fonda-Fultonville 2
Rachel Pineda had 10 aces, six kills and 13 digs as the Lady Sabres scored a 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22 win over Fonda-Fultonville.
Alyssa Hart chipped in six kills, four aces and three blocks for Schalmont.
Taylor Wetsky led the Lady Braves with eight aces and seven kills, while Miranda Nethaway added six kills and four blocks.
Broadalbin-Perth 8, Glens Falls 0
Tucker Wilcox led the way with four goals and an assist as the Patriots racked up five goals in the first half to steamroll Glens Falls.
Ben Bellandi added a goal and two assists for B-P (10-2-1, 8-1-1 Foothills), with Joe Zarecki and Mark Sylvia providing a goal and an assist apiece. Brandon Raffery also scored for the Patriots, while Conner Phillips and A.J. Klemczak each chipped in with assists. Pat Brown made two saves to record B-P's seventh shutout of the season.
Glens Falls (3-10-0, 1-8-0) got six saves from keeper Gabe Alagna.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Fonda-Fultonville 15, Watervliet 50
The Braves swept the first 10 places, led by Tyler Angioli's victory in 17 minutes, two seconds, to cruise past Watervliet.
Angioli finished just ahead of teammate Matt Hoffman, with F-F's Jimmy Westman, Cameron Gilligan, Omijah Piening, Dalton Hunter, Dylan DeSorbo, Jake Shave, Damion Freeman and Cole Wozniak rounding out the top 10.
Evan Tambolleo finished 11th to lead Watervliet.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Fonda-Fultonville 15, Watervliet 50
Jamie Kasza took first place in 19:07 -- winning by more than 90 seconds over teammate Kim Geniti -- as the Lady Braves swept the first five places to claim an easy victory.
Geniti, Kacie Hunter, Carly Littlejohn and Samantha Phelps rounded out the top five for F-F. Hallie Mainville was the top performer for Watervliet, finishing sixth.
Big 10 Tournament
SCHENECTADY -- Cristiana Johnson of Amsterdam posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Schenectady's Rachel Fields to win the Big 10 singles title Tuesday at Central Park.
The Lady Rams also won the league's doubles title when Veronica Marsh and Brittany Durose defeated teammates Ella Dybas and Audrey Flint, 6-0, 6-4.