NORTH EAST — Corry’s middle school A volleyball team improved its record to 13-1 with a sweep of North East, winning 25-9 and 25-22.
“Our serving continues to be a great strength for us,” reported coach Pat Goodsel. “In the first set, Maddi Vona got us off to a 9-0 lead, as well as serving the last four points. In the second set, Meg Goodsel rattled off six in a row. Morgan Ahl, Vona and Goodsel all executed their jump serve well.
“Rylyn Bailey had some good serves, and did a nice job setting the ball high for the hitters,” she noted. “Courtney Perkins continues to improve at the net, earning several kills by hitting the ball to the corners; she is also getting more aggressive in her blocking. Alexa Yoder did a nice job on defense, picking up a setter dump as well as making good free ball passes.
“Kendra Mitulski also did a nice job on defense, and is adapting well to playing a new position — right side hitter — after spending most of the season as a libero — who plays back row only,” said Goodsel.
• The B team won a comeback, three-set match against North East bringing their record to 9-5.
The team lost the first set 25-23, but fought back from a 19-9 deficit.
“With increased communication on the court and more consistent serving the team won the second and third sets with scores of 25-22 and 15-12,” said coach Kelly Goodsel.
Lindsey Mitchell made a seven-point run at the serving line in the first set that got Corry back into the game. She also had a good night in the front row having several attacks from the outside, Goodsel noted. Addy Derby had a couple attacks from the middle and a block. Lindsey Saltsman did a good job playing middle back and left back defense.
“The team came together and really stepped up to play aggressive volleyball,” said coach Goodsel.
• Corry played its last regular-season match Wednesday at Iroquois.
Both teams will compete in end-of-season tournaments at North East. The B team plays today starting at 4 p.m. and the A team on Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m.