GREENVILLE — The Greenville Spartans had hopes of sending their seniors off with one last home victory, but Germantown had different intentions, dominating the Spartans to a 3-0 victory Monday night in Patroon Conference volleyball action.
Prior to the match, Greenville and coach Glenn Evans honored their five seniors: Donal O'Flynn, Thomas Mitchell, Will Connolly, Ryan Burke, and team captain Nick Bucci. Greenville also honored Germantown's two seniors: Jerady Wynkoop and Triston Newman.
The first set was a back-and-forth affair that saw Germantown jump out to an early lead in part to Greenville mental mistakes, however the Spartans rebounded off Germantown's miscues with returns and serves to tie the set at 12 apiece.
However, the Clippers would slowly pull away, taking late leads of 18-12 and 23-18, before sealing the deal with a 25-19 first set victory. Riley Griffin was key in the first set with several kills.
In the second set, Germantown continued their dominance on the court, taking an early 8-3 lead on Greenville with solid all around team play and communication on the court. The Clippers were able to extend their lead to 16-6 before Evans called a timeout to stop the bleeding.
The timeout worked with Greenville rattling off three straight points off of Germantown errors to make it 16-9, however, it wasn't enough of a run with the Clippers taking the second set, 25-14.
Germantown continued to excel and were fluid in every aspect of the game from their digs, to their assists, to their kills, the Clippers had everything working for them, whereas the Spartans continued to have hiccups.
The Clippers jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and extended it to 8-4, but Greenville was able to mount a small run to make it 9-7 after a couple of Clipper mistakes. The run continued and Greenville was able to take an 11-10 lead off a Bucci kill on the third hit.
After a Connolly serve that didn't make it over the net, the Clippers were able to make a run of their own, taking a commanding 17-11 lead. In a game of runs, Greenville had another one in them.
Down six, the Spartans battled back to make it 17-16 after a bevy of Germantown errors. The big comeback forced Germantown coach David Comesanas to call a timeout before the match got progressively worse. However, the errors continued to mount, allowing Greenville to take a 21-19 lead.
The Spartans were able to get it to match point, 24-22, but a kill by Griffin, followed by an attack error allowed Germantown to tie the game at 24 apiece.
Germantown was able to stave off the near defeat to take home the 26-24 victory for the 3-0 match sweep.
Hudson 3, Ichabod Crane 0
VALATIE -- Hudson blanked Ichabod Crane 3-0 on Monday night in Patroon Conference varsity volleyball.
Set scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20.
"Hudson did not have a good outing, but good enough to win," Bluehawks coach Chuck Peters said. "Our serving was not good and it is something that we need to improve on in the next game. You can not give points away in a match and let a team feel that they have a chance. We have to close that door and play harder."
Hudson's Noah Taylor had 17 kills, two service points and six blocks; Corey Topple eight kills, seven service points and three blocks; Charles Goodermote 11 kills and four service points; and Emmett Fairbairn three kills, four service points and two blocks.
For the Riders, Jared Cook had 13 assists and five aces; James Konderwich two blocks; JanKarl Galia five kills; Jake Siter five kills and two digs; and Brody Chandler five aces and one dig.
Hudson (15-1, 9-0 Valley Division) hosts Chatham on senior night Thursday at 6 p.m. ICC (8-8) plays Berlin on Wednesday.
PATROON BOYS BASKETBALL
Chatham 60, Cairo-Durham 53
CAIRO — The Chatham Panthers edged the Cairo-Durham Mustangs 60-53 in Patroon Conference boys basketball action Monday night.
Chatham held a 27-22 lead at the half and outscored Cairo-Durham 33-31 to hold on for the seven-point victory.
Panthers' Keon Armstrong continued his excellence on the hardwood, scoring a game-high 19 points and burying three 3-pointers. Kyle Stockman was second in scoring with 11.
For the Mustangs, Jake Hall scored 13.
Chatham (7-12) hosts Coxsackie-Athens for senior night today at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Cairo-Durham finishes the season 1-19.
CHATHAM (60): K. Armstrong 5-6-6-19 (3); P. Devine 1-2-5-4; Q. Kastner 4-0-8; J. Madsen 2-3-3-7; H. Spock 0-2-4-2; K. Stockman 4-2-2-11 (1); K. Taylor 1-2-4-4; T. Van Tassel 1-2-4-5 (1); Total: 18-19-28-60 (5).
CAIRO-DURHAM (53): S. Cody 1-2-3-4; R. Fountain 3-2-2-9 (1); J. Hall 3-7-15-13; E. Handel 3-0-6; N. Justice 3-0-7; L. LaRegina 3-0-8; Murphy 3-0-6; Total: 19-11-20-53 (4).
COLONIAL BOYS BASKETBALL
Voorheesville 62, Voorheesville 35
VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Blackbirds cruised to a 62-35 victory over the Ichabod Crane Riders Monday night in Colonial Council boys basketball action.
The Blackbirds held a 38-19 lead at the half before outscoring Crane 24-16 in the second half to capture the 27-point victory.
The Riders were led by junior guard Christian Pesano with 21 points and four 3-pointers.
Ichabod Crane (8-11, 5-10 Colonial) awaits Section II, Class B seeding.
VOORHEESVILLE (62): E. Ensslin 3-0-7 (1); C. Kaffka 0-1-2-1; J. Murray 2-0-4; I. Owens 4-0-8; P. Parker 3-0-6; V. Patterson 0-2-2-2; H. Powell 3-0-6; J. Saia 5-0-13 (3); F. Tedesco 6-0-15 (3); Total: 26-3-4-62 (7).
ICHABOD CRANE (35): D. Brown 0-0-2-0; R. Culver 2-4-8-8; P. Mavrides 1-0-2; E. Ogden 0-4-4-4; C. Pesano 7-3-4-21 (4); Total: 10-11-18-35 (4).