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August 30, 2013

Unatego volleyball wins opener

Staff Report

Kali Benedict had five aces, five kills and an assist to lead visiting Unatego to a 3-1 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Delhi in the volleyball season opener for both teams.

Hannah Bohecek, Ashley Hatzidakis and Mariah LeVeille contributed three aces apiece for the Spartans, who cruised to a 25-22, 25-13, 20-25, 25-16 victory.

Cathy Dedominicis’ five kills paced the Bulldogs, who received 11 digs from Kayla Cappiello.

Unatego will compete in the Norwich Tournament this weekend.

Delhi hosts Sidney on Wednesday.

Unatego 3, Delhi 1

Game scores: 25-22, 25-13, 20-25, 25-16.

Unatego (1-0): Kali Benedict 5 aces, 5 kills, assist; Hannah Bohecek 3 aces, 2 kills; Ashley Hatzidakis 3 aces; Mariah LeVeille 3 aces; Kassie McKee 3 kills, 3 assists, ace; Taylor Reed kill, assist.

Delhi (0-1): Gigi Cappiello 3 aces, 2 kills, 8 digs, block; Mindy Schmitz 2 aces, 9 digs; Sierra Bedient 3 aces, 3 kills, 6 assists; Cathy Dedominicis 5 kills, block; Lorlyn Kilmer 4 kills, block; Santana Brewster 4 assists; Kayla Cappiello 11 digs.

Deposit 3, Walton 2

Shelby Pettersen had seven aces, six kills and 13 assists to lead host Deposit to a 25-23, 25-27, 24-26, 25-13, 25-21 MAC victory in the season opener for both teams.

Catherine Bush contributed eight kills for the Lumberjacks, who got eight digs from Brooke Murphy and six aces from Kyley Vandermark.

Danielle Reynolds finished with six assists, six digs, five kills and three aces to lead Walton, which will travel to Hancock on Wednesday.

Deposit is at Bainbridge-Guilford on Wednesday.

Deposit 3, Walton 2

Game scores: 25-23, 25-27, 24-26, 25-13, 25-21.

Walton (0-1, 0-1): Danielle Reynolds 3 aces, 5 kills, 6 assists, 6 digs; Morgan McAdams 4 kills; Lacey Speidell 3 aces, 3 assists; Amber Pierce 4 kills; Tiara Nichols 4 kills; Alyna 5 digs.

Deposit (1-0, 1-0): Shelby Pettersen 7 aces, 6 kills, 13 assists; Kyley Vandermark 6 aces, 3 assists; Catherine Bush 8 kills; Erica Lang 5 kills; Brooke Murphy 8 digs; Natalia Bielecki 5 digs.

Sidney 3, Oxford 1

Alyssa Cranston had seven kills for Sidney, which got five aces apiece from Taylor Krom and Paige Redmond in its season opener for a 19-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 MAC road win.

Taylor Chapman had eight aces and eight digs for the Blackhawks, who visit Greene on Wednesday.

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