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September 5, 2013

OHS rolls in opener

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Brittney Herrick had 12 kills, three aces and three digs, and Rachel Griffing contributed nine kills and five aces to lead Oneonta High to a 25-5, 25-20, 25-17 Southern Tier Athletic Conference volleyball victory over visiting Chenango Forks on Wednesday.

It was the season-opener for both teams.

“I was definitely pleased with what I saw,” OHS coach Lee Ferrara said. “Brittney Herrick is obviously flying and hitting the ball as well as anybody and Rachel Griffing is doing a nice job of controlling the ball on the court and getting kills on the outside.”

Herrick will play volleyball at Division I Siena next season.

Krissy Wells contributed 18 assists and the Yellowjackets finished with 14 aces.

“One of the things I was pleased with was our serving,” said Ferrara, whose team is coming off a 14-5 season in which it advanced to the STAC and Section Four Class B finals. “We just served hard. They weren’t all necessarily aces, but they were scrambling to get the ball back over, which is easy to turn into offense.”

OHS (1-0, 1-0) will play a Class C school this season.

The Yellowjackets will travel to Norwich on Friday.

Sidney 3, Delhi 2

Paige Redmond had 12 aces and 16 assists, and Taylor Krom contributed 10 kills to lead visiting Sidney to a 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 26-28, 25-12 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Taylor Butler finished with five digs for the Warriors.

Delhi (0-2) received six aces and three kills from Gigi Cappiello, and four aces and six assists from Sierra Bedient.

The Bulldogs will host Walton on Friday.

B-G 3, Deposit 0

Morgan Bullis had 10 kills and seven assists to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Alissa Rivera contributed five kills and Rebecca Reyes finished with eight assists for the Bobcats (2-0), who’ll travel to Oxford on Friday.

UV 3, Unatego 2 

Shannon McIntire finished with eight aces, seven assists and five kills to lead Unadilla Valley to a 21-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 Midstate Athletic Conference volleyball victory at home.

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