S-GI JV girls volleyball sweeps Cheektowaga
Coach Bob Gainey, seeking his fourth win in five games, led his team to victory in three games, by a score of 2 – 1.
Despite trailing early on, the girls fought back, to win the first game by a score of 25 – 20, behind Jenna Schunke’s hitting and Autumn Mangano’s serving, according to Gainey.
He said, of game two, “The girls dominated at the net, essentially crushing every ball on the middle and outside parts of the floor. Great swings were turned in by Schunke, Kayla Kessler and Jess Weide, who put in a jump serve, toward the end of the game.”
That game ended in favor of the Lady Griffins 25 – 10.
“This game saw the best passing out of the Lady Griffs’ all year, as the setters were able to get the ball in great position for the hitters,” Gainey said, following the game.
The girls then took on Cheektowaga for their home opener on Sept. 17, heading in with a 4 – 1 record – which was about to improve, yet again.
“We pulled in a complete team effort on Monday night,” said Gainey after his team went up to 5 – 1 on the season, thanks to a 3 – 0 win. “Game one saw the best passing efforts of the year, out of Kessler and Meg Hanrahan.” The first game was a 25 – 22 decision, but game two ended in S-GI’s favor, at 25 – 13. Schunke brought in 9 straight points, as the Cheektowaga Warriors were unable to stop her serve, which Gainey called “untouchable.”
A game three victory led the girls to their first sweep of the year, thanks to a play by Missy Haberer and Caelynn Jaehn, whom Gainey pointed out, after that final game of the match.
The Lady Griffins headed into Wednesday’s game at home against Cleveland Hill, seeking a third win. They played the following night, as well, on the road against Mount Mercy and again on Friday, Sept. 21 in Depew, for their third game in as many nights.
Springville will hit the court again on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:45 p.m. That game is at home against East Aurora, for the first time this season.