Brittney Herrick’s huge night included 18 kills and 14 digs, and visiting Oneonta High rallied from a two-set deficit to beat Windsor, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-18, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference volleyball match Tuesday.
“Pretty much for the entire 21/2 hours,” Oneonta coach Lee Ferrara said, when asked if the match was as tense it sounded.
The Yellowjackets (5-0) trailed by nine points in the third set before rallying. OHS led, 24-23, in the fourth set when Rachel Griffing closed it out with an ace.
“She dropped this little short serve over the net and that was the turning point,” Ferrara said.
OHS even trailed early in the fifth set before slowly pulling away.
Of Herrick’s play, Ferrara said: “Brittney had an incredible night. She was hitting from all over the place and completely dominated. Brittney’s serving was so awesome. She just threw Windsor’s offense off. They couldn’t get to the ball.”
Herrick, who’ll play for Division I Siena next season, also had six blocks and five aces. She battled most of the night with Windsor standout Lexis Peterson, who finished with 11 kills.
Ferrara said the difference was the play of Krissy Wells, who finished with a match-high 33 assists.
“Krissy was a much better setter, controlling the ball and making something out of nothing,” said Ferrara, whose team went 14-5 last season, with four losses to Owego and one to Windsor.
The Black Knights (3-2) and the Yellowjackets dropped to Class C this season, and Ferrara said he’s certain his team will see plenty more of Windsor.
“It was a night of two really good volleyball teams battling it out,” Ferrara said. “It doesn’t get any better than that, especially when we come out with a ‘W.’”
Oneonta will host Class B power Owego on Thursday.
Walton 3, Afton 1
Amber Pierce had 10 kills to lead visiting Walton to a 25-23, 25-15, 25-27, 25-21 Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Lacey Speidel contributted eight aces and six digs, and Alyna Hayward finished with six aces and seven digs for Walton (2-4), which received eight assists from Danielle Reynolds.
Afton (1-5) was led by Alisha Hubbard, who had 24 assists, four kills and seven aces. Emily Greenwood and Amanda Greenwood had 11 and nine kills, respectively, for the Crimson Knights, who will play Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.
Walton will oppose Deposit on Friday.
Oxford 3, Unatego 2
Taylor Chapman finished with 12 aces and 10 digs to lead Oxford to a 25-13, 25-15, 9-25, 15-25, 25-22 MAC win at home.
Chapman held serve for eight consecutive points in each of the first two games, then had a 10-point service run in the fifth and deciding game.
Octavia Bishop contributed seven digs for the Blackhawks, who visit Sidney on Friday.
Hannah Bohacek’s eight kills paced the Spartans, who received seven aces from Mariah LeVielle. Leanne McKee finished with six aces and eight assists for Unatego, which hosts Delhi on Friday.
UV 3, Delhi 1
Nicole Mackey amassed 15 assists to help visiting Unadilla Valley rally for a MAC victory.
Haley Benson had nine aces and eight kills for the Storm, who received nine aces from Hannah Lazarus in their 23-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 win.
Sierra Bedient had nine aces for the Bulldogs, who received eight digs from Kayla Cappiello.
Harpursville 3, B-G 0
Megan Matts finished with 15 assists and Madison Paugh had 11 kills to lead visiting Harpursville to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 MAC win.
Morgan Bullis’ seven kills paced the Bobcats.
Oneonta 108, JC 62
Five swimmers earned individual victories as host Oneonta defeated Johnson City in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference meet.
Madison Beckemeyer won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 37.53 seconds; Sarah Brackett placed first in the 100 butterfly in 1:18.15; Lucy Bischoff touched first in the 100 free in 1:01.14; Abby M. Miller was first in the 100 backstroke (1:12.97); and Madison Allen took the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.71.
The Yellowjackets (2-1) will swim at Windsor on Friday.
Cooperstown 90, WCV 81
Eden and Tessa Griger won two events apiece to pace host Cooperstown in a Frontier League victory.
Eden Griger placed first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:10.33) and the 500 free (5:48.55) for Cooperstown, which received triumphs from Tessa Griger in the 200 individual medley (2:38.77) and the 100 butterfly (1:11.60).
Catherine Borgstrom contributed a diving win with 183.25 points for Cooperstown, which also won the 200 medley relay (2:15.49) and the 200 free relay (2:04.44).
Jefferson’s James Quagliano and Stamford’s Matt Anderson shared medalist honors with 51s during Jefferson’s 236-251 Delaware League victory.
Stamford (0-6) will play Hunter-Tannersville and Gilboa on Monday at Christman’s.
at Sidney CC
Greene’s Justin Ekstrom earned medalist honors with an 8-over-par 44 on the front nine of the Sidney Country Club, but Sidney won at home in the MAC, 233-235.
Steven Smith shot a team-low 45 for the Warriors (4-1), who received 46s from Trenton Stillman and Nick Meno.
Sidney hosts Harpursville today.
Mychal Grant and Ben Standhart shared medalist honors with 39s on the par-34 lower course at Christman’s Windham House as Gilboa earned a 162-204 Delaware League win over Hunter-Tannersville.
Chase Plattner and Zane Lewis each had 46s for H-T. Davenport’s Gavin Cobb participated as an individual entry and shot 42.
Gilboa (5-1) faces Middleburgh at the Cobleskill Golf & Country Club on Friday.
at Windham CC
Dan Marino shot a 7-over-par 42 to earn medalist honors and lead undefeated Windham to a 187-190 Delaware League victory at home.
Skylar Schoonmaker contributed a 45 for the Warriors (9-0, 7-0), who play a non-leaguer against Jefferson at Christman’s Windham House on Sept. 25.
Kyle Short shot a 44 for the Blue Devils, who received a 45 from Dylan Shaffer.