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Brocton volleyball claims first victory in four sets over Sherman

OBSERVER Staff Report

BROCTON — For the first time this season, on Wednesday, the Brocton Lady Bulldogs walked off the court victorious.

Brocton defeated the Sherman Lady Wildcats in four sets, by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 10-25 and 25-22 to claim its first win of the season in a CCAA Central girls volleyball contest, Wednesday, at Brocton High School.

“I was really encouraged by how the girls played today,” said Brocton coach Andy Deakin on Wednesday. “They cleaned up their mistakes and communicated really well today.”

After Brocton (1-9, 1-8) came out on top of a close first set, Sherman (1-8, 1-8) jumped ahead in the second set. Then it all changed when Emily Madison took over serving for Brocton. Madison went on a 13-point service run to put Brocton back on top in the second set, which the Lady Bulldogs eventually came back to win.

“That might have been the difference in the match,” said Deakin.

Sherman came back to win the third set handily, then would not go away in the fourth set, either. Brocton, however, battled to the narrow victory of the fourth set to clinch the first win of the year on Brocton’s home court.

“Sherman played a really tough match. They fought back and made things really difficult,” said Deakin.

Madison picked up four aces, four assists and two digs for Brocton in the victory, while Cheyanna Rivera had five kills, two blocks, a dig and an ace. Tiffinie Santiago also had three digs, three assists and a kill for Brocton.

Sherman was led by Amaya Lewczyk with nine digs, six kills and two aces, while Maggie Myers had seven aces, four kills and two digs. Hayden Fisher had seven digs, two aces and a kill for Sherman.

Brocton travels to Bemus Point to take on Maple Grove tonight, while Sherman hosts Southwestern tonight.

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