ALBION — Corry needed five games to subdue Northwestern last night in girls volleyball action 25-23, 25-16, 12-25, 22-25 and 15-12.
The Greer cousins, Janelle and Emily, were outstanding helping Corry improve to 3-6 in the league and 4-6 overall.
Northwestern falls to 3-6 and 3-7, respectively.
Freshman Janele Greer had eight kills and two service aces, while junior Emily Greer had seven kills, five blocks, 12 digs and three aces. Kristen Dennis netted 13 assists and Molly Jordan contributed 11 assists.
“Our fans that traveled got their money’s worth and were rewarded with a victory for their support,” noted coach Kelly Goodsel. “The victorious match looked all but over after Corry took the first two games.
“However, in the third game Northwestern started serving much more aggressively and our passing took a little time to adjust,” he continued. “By the time we made the adjustments, we were already part way through game 4.
“That game was a competitive one and could have gone either way,” Goodsel admitted. “The deciding game 5 started off strong for Corry. Alissa Glass got the first three points with tough serves (two of her three service aces for the night) and Emily Greer had three important kills and shutting down the Northwestern attack with a couple of blocks.”
With Corry up 14-12, the match ended on a good rally and Tabitha Jaggi registering her seventh kill for the night.
“The victory was rewarding since we had lost to NW at home in four games earlier in the season,” said Goodsel. “Northwestern is a scrappy team, keeping the ball in play and with a couple of left-handed hitters it takes a bit to adjust to their swings. It was great to see Janele step in for the injured Hilary Berkhous and perform so well.
“To get in as a freshman, replacing a senior and lead the team in kills and hitting percentage (kills minus errors divided by attacks) was fantastic,” he stated. “The offensive performance starts with passing and Shana Merkle, Sammi Mitchell, Alissa Glass and Tabitha Jaggi did a nice job getting the ball in position for our setters to run the offense.”
Northwestern won the JV match 25-10, 25-16.
“We played poorly from the beginning and unfortunately never elevated the effort to the point of making it a competitive match,” reported coach Danielle Bailey. “It is disappointing to have played so well over the past few weeks, with every player contributing, improving, and the overall team game progressing and then to come out and play like we did last night.
“We have a great bunch of young ladies and they are getting better, but unfortunately the team didn’t put forth the effort and skills required last night,” she admitted.
Corry will host General McLane tomorrow night.
Clymer, UC girls bow
• BEMUS POINT, N.Y. — Clymer’s girls fell to Maple Grove on Tuesday 25-7, 25-17 and 25-18.
For coach Lynne Bemis’ Pirates, Emily Trisket had four spikes, one block and eight service points.
Andrea Lictus contributed four blocks, five spikes and three kills. Kate Wiggers had one spike, Rebecca Skinner with one kill and three spikes.
Clymer lost a hard fought junior varsity match — its first loss — 25-23, 25-19.
Clymer hosts Brocton tomorrow at 6 p.m.
• GUYS MILLS — Union City fell to 1-9 in Region 2 bowing to 8-1 Maplewood 25-18, 25-17, 25-10.
Megan Kimmy had seven kills in defeat.