Brittney Herrick had 10 kills Thursday, but host Oneonta High suffered its first loss of the volleyball season as defending Section Four Class B champion Owego swept a Southern Tier Athletic Conference match, 25-11, 25-22, 25-10.
“It was the combination of them playing good volleyball and us playing awful tonight,” said OHS coach Lee Ferrara, whose team lost four times to the Indians last season. “Not taking anything away from Owego, but we have to be on all the time to beat them and we were not.”
Carrie Farr’s 21 assists paced Owego (6-0, 6-0), which received 10 kills from Kim Lavender and 13 digs from Abbey Manning.
“We don’t ever see an offense hitting as fast at us as Owego,” Ferrara said. “They run a very fast offense and we just don’t see that from any other team. It’s a little bit of a shell-shock — it always is — but we make adjustments and the matches get closer each time we see them.”
Paige Shaughnessy finished with four aces and Kayla Snyder had four blocks for Owego, which has beaten OHS in the last two Section Four Class B finals.
Krissy Wells contributed eight assists and six digs for the Yellowjackets (5-1, 5-1), who are competing this season at the Class C level. OHS visits Chenango Valley on Wednesday.
Deposit 3, Greene 1
Brooke Murphy had 17 digs Tuesday to lead host Deposit to a 27-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-5 victory over Greene in the MAC.
Katrina Lester started the decisive fourth game with 12 straight service points for Deposit, which later got nine in a row from Shelby Pettersen en route to the victory.
Lester finished with five aces and Pettersen had four for the Lumberjacks (5-1), who visit Walton today.
Christianne Philippone had eight kills and three blocks to pace the Trojans (1-5), who received six aces from Kayli Dickinson.
Deposit 5, Walton 0
Haley Linkroum scored two minutes into play, then added another goal 13 minutes later to lead visiting Deposit to a Section Four victory.
Kate Tiffany contributed a goal and an assist for the Lumberjacks (4-2), who took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
Walton (1-4, 0-2) visits Afton today.