ATTICA — When Alexander and Attica volleyball get together, anything can happen.
Two of last year’s top programs went toe-to-toe Thursday night in Attica with visiting Alexander coming away with the five set victory, overcoming a two sets to none deficit to win the finals three and get the GR victory.
Attica took the first two sets 25-22, 25-20 to take command.
But the Trojans, led by 2020-21 ‘Daily News Coach of the Year’ Marcia Hirsch would not go down quietly as they won the last three sets — 25-18, 25-20 and 25-11 to rally for the victory.
Sam Sawyer played her usual solid game as she posted 10 digs with eight kills and three aces while Alyssa Kramer was also fabulous with 10 kills to go with five digs and four aces.
Courtney Schum was all over the place finishing with a game high 24 digs as Alexander improved to 2-0.
For Attica (0-1), Chase Harding led the Blue Devils with seven kills, four digs and one block while Emily Gadd tallied seven kills with three blocks and two aces.
Tori Walker added 12 digs and three aces for Attica.
Notre Dame over Pembroke
Sonji Warner had nine digs and five kills while Loretta Sorochty added seven digs with five kills as Notre Dame downed Pembroke in four games.
ND won by scores of 25-22, 17-25, 25-15 and 25-23.
Also for the Lady Irish, Lindsey Weidman was all over with six kills, four digs and four aces while Kaitlyn Landers served for six aces with four digs.
Maggie Monachino dished out 17 assists with two kills while May Bochicchio contributed five digs and four aces.
Byron-Bergen over Holley
Lexi Vurraro handed out 18 assists with nine service aces while Grace Huhn added seven digs with six kills and five aces as Byron-Bergen swept host Holley Thursday.
Byron-Bergen won by scores of 25-16, 25-8, 25-9 to improve to 2-0.
Jorie Strzelecki also had a big game with eight kills, eight digs and two aces.
Elba over Oakfield-Alabama
Kennedy Augello had a game high 20 assists while teammate Carol Sybertz added eight kills with three aces as Elba swept past O-A winning by scores of 25-23, 25-21, 25-18.
Also for Elba, Sydney Reilly had nine digs while Laci Sewar posted six kills.
“We trailed early in the first set and battled back,” Elba coach Alison Soller said. “Game two was neck and neck for a long time until we edged away at the very end. Serving well played a huge role in our victory and serve-receive passing from Sydney Reilly.”
Warsaw over Bath Haverling
Warsaw improved to 2-0 on the season with the three game sweep over Bath-Haverling.
Warsaw won by scores of 25-22, 25-19 and 25-21.
Kaylee Herrmann led the way with 18 assists while Gianna Girod added eight kills.
Also for Warsaw, Leah O’Geen added eight kills and five digs while Deanna Johnson-Myers contributed four kills and four aces.
Bath (0-1) was led by Aaliyah Robinson’s 11 digs.
Byron-Bergen 4, Wheatland-Chili 0
Mia Gray scored two goals and added one assist as B-B blanked W-C in GR action Thursday.
Gray scored both her goals and added her assist in the first half as the Lady Bees led 3-0 at the intermission.
Emma Starowitz added a goal and an assist while Mackenzie Hagen scored once for B-B.
Brooke Jarkiewicz posted the shutout in the cage with five saves.
Keshequa 0, Notre Dame 0 (OT)
After a scoreless regulation and overtime, the Keshequa girls turned up the heat.
Kelsey Davis, Libby Benner, Catrina Pierce, Ava Thayer and Julia Wilkins all netted their penalty kicks during the shoot out as host Keshequa won their Keshequa Tournament with the 5-4 victory over Notre Dame Thursday night.
Keshequa keeper Aurora Sabins made four saves for the Indians while Notre Dame netminder Rebeka Nickerson recorded 13 saves for the Lady Irish.
While the game will go down as an official tie for both teams, Keshequa’s shoot out victory crowned them champions as Pierce was named the tourney’s MVP with Benner and Wilkins both earning all-tourney selections.
York 2, Livonia 1 (OT)
After losing 4-1 a year ago, York came into Livonia with some payback on their mind.
They got some.
Junior Sydney Boyd’s goal in overtime led York to the victory over Livonia Thursday.
Senior Hailey Wilson opened the scoring for York, who improved to 2-0-0 on the season.
Livonia’s lone goal came from Avery Bernard off an assist from Esther Slocum.
Avon 4, Perry 0
Four different players scored goals as Avon (2-0-2) stayed unbeaten with their victory over Perry.
Riley Paylor scored her first varsity goal with 16 minutes left in the first half.
Haley Trewer, Ellie Cochrane and Maddy Ruter added second half goals for Avon while Maggie Vanderbilt had one assist.
Mt. Morris 5, Lima Christian 3 (OT)
Sierra Somers scored four goals — all in the second half and overtime — while Robbi Boss dished out two assists as the Lady Blue Devils got the high scoring victory.
Kaitlyn Petti opened the scoring for Mt. Morris with the only first half goal.
Shaniese Brown also had an assist.
Mount Morris keeper Briana Lang posted three saves.
Geneseo 2, Batavia 1
Defending sectional champion Geneseo bounced back nicely from their 3-0 home loss Tuesday to Bath-Haverling with their 2-1 victory over previously undefeated Batavia Thursday at the Livonia Tournament.
With the game scoreless late in the first half, junior midfielder Bridget McMaster put one past Batavia keeper Maddie Barone with just 20 seconds left until intermission.
The assist came from sophomore Rachel Matthews.
Batavia would tie the game up in the second half when sophomore Anna Varland netted her fourth goal in the past two games, this one off an assist from senior Morgan Murray.
But Geneseo bounced right back.
Matthews would come up big with under 10 minutes remaining as she scored off a feed from Lili Weber at the 72-minute mark for the eventual game winner.
Sophomore keeper Caroline Capel recorded seven saves to post her first varsity win.
“This was a good bounce back win for the team,” Geneseo coach Nick Drollette said. “We’re still young and you can see through two games we’re already making strides to maturing as players and becoming more confident in our decisions.”
Batavia suffered their first loss of the season and fell to 2-1-1.
“We didn’t play our ball control game,” Batavia coach Roger Hume said. “We don’t have the bodies to run that much in the first half.”
Batavia 4, Webster Thomas 3
Sophie Fulton took the Blue Devils first point at third singles with a 10-3 win, while the doubles teams of Leda Bartz/Olivia Hussar, Mikalina Pellegrino-Scott/Liliyana Burk, and Kelsey KirkwoodAlly Debo won in doubles action as the Batavia tennis squad got the victory.
“The girls are competing and playing some good tennis,” coach Jim Fazio said. “All the matches were played very close and we were able to outlast Webster, who played very well. I’m very pleased with how are girls are coming along.”