FORESTVILLE - The Forestville Lady Hornets (9-3, 12-6) celebrated Senior Night on Monday to honor the nine seniors playing in their final regular season home game.
It was also the final home game for coach Jack Dugan who is stepping down after 16 years at Forestville.
It was only fitting the game ended with the Lady Hornets walking away with a victory as they defeated Fredonia (8-11, 4-5), 25-13, 25-20, 25-11 in non-league girls high school volleyball action.
OBSERVER?Photos by Lisa Monacelli
former Forestville volleyball players pose for a photo with coach?Jack Dugan in his final regular season match.
Forestville’s Amanda Weaver sets up a teammate for a spike during Monday’s non-league action.
OBSERVER?Photo by Lisa Monacelli
Fredonia’s Lea Richir dives for a dig during Monday’s non-league girls high school volleyball match against Forestville.
With former players in the stands, along with friends and family, Dugan's team, led by the seniors, came through with the win.
Alisha Szumigala led the way with nine kills and three blocks while Sierra Tweedie had three kills, eight digs and three aces. Lizzy Gilman added three kills, four digs and three aces while Amanda Weaver had 10 assists, one block, one ace and a kill. Elanena Oyler contributed in the win with four kills and three digs for the winners.
Seniors Lynanne Woolley, Breanna Gibson, Katrina Clugston and Baylee Gloss were also recognized for their commitment to the program.
"They were nine great kids who contributed a lot to the program and worked very, very hard this year to get better each and every game," Dugan said. "They are going to be missed. It's nice to honor the nine seniors and go out with. It was incredible to have family, friends and alumni there to support the school, program and me.
"It was good to reconnect with kids I hadn't seen in a while," Dugan added about having the alumni in the stands. "They have their own families and are doing great themselves. I was deeply touched by that. Forestville has been a great place to coach for 16 years. Cody Felt has done a great job as our athletic trainer this year. He had our kids in great shape. Chelsea Mead, a former player is with me now as a coach, and Denny Wakelee was there. We coached 15 years together and it was a lot of fun with him. I have a lot of great memories. Forestville has been good to me."
The Lady Hillbillies received five kills and two aces from Emily Ludwig while Makenzie Tarnowski had six kills in defeat. Lea Richir charted 15 digs and two aces while Maddy Crandall charted 10 assists and two aces.
Fredonia returns to action today as it hosts Dunkirk.
Sherman 21 25 25 25
Dunkirk 25 16 19 16
SHERMAN - After losing game one, Sherman bounced back to take the next three on the way to a 21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 win over Dunkirk (1-8, 2-17) in non-league play.
For the Lady Wildcats (6-4, 9-5), Grace Mayer connected for four aces, an assist and five digs, Katrina Christmas had an ace, eight kills and three blocks, Cadi Hannold added two aces, 12 assists and four digs and Roxanne Toy had four aces and five kills.
Natasha Colon had two aces, 11 assists, a kill and one dig, Alexis Clark added an ace, three assists, eight kills and three digs and Sarah Kobel produced three aces, three assists, two kills and seven digs for the Lady Maurauders.
Sherman won the jayvee match in two games.
Panama 25 25 25
Brocton-Westfield 14 22 17
BROCTON - Panama picked up its 11th victory of the season, sweeping Brocton-Westfield, 25-14, 25-22, 25-17, in non-league girls volleyball on Monday
For the Lady Panthers (8-2, 11-7), Ally Strickland delivered 14 assists, three aces, two kills and three digs, Brittany Lenart had four aces, seven kills and two blocks, Lauren Tordella added four aces, seven kills and a dig and Taylor Bowen had 10 assists.
Marissa Okerlund had six kills and three blocks, Morgan Bennett had four aces, three kills and a block for the Lady Bulldogs (1-9, 5-15).