PERU — Michaela LaFountain’s effort and hustle to the ball allowed the Beekmantown volleyball team to make key plays Monday.

With the help of LaFountain’s 27 assists, the Eagles picked up set wins of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-21 to upend Peru, 3-0, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.

“Michaela LaFountain had one of the best setting games I have seen in years,” Beekmantown coach Shana Hileman said. “She established our middle hitters early in the game.”

LaFountain helped setup Grace Kelly and Brooke Bjelko, who combined for 24 kills in the match.

“Gabrielle Rowell was our dominate outside hitter,” Hileman said. “She handled pressure well and all of her six kills occurred at crucial times in the game.

“Peru played strong defense and especially challenged our serve-receive with tough serves.”

Madeline Kaplan and Taylor Higgins were bright spots for the Indians.

Kaplan recorded one point on one ace, eight kills and six digs, while Higgins added eight points, five aces, five kills, three digs and two assists.

“Even though Beekmantown won in three sets, we plan to make adjustments in our game to prepare for sectionals,” Hileman said. “Peru has numerous players who have played club ball in the offseason, and we anticipate another competitive match Nov. 1.”


Beekmantown 3, Peru 0

25-17, 25-17, 25-21

BCS- Gates, 11 points, 13 digs. M. LaFountain, 4 points, 27 assists, 4 kills, 6 digs. Bailey, 9 points, 2 kills, 11 digs. Laduke, 9 points, 1 ace, 5 digs. Maggy, 2 kills, 1 dig. Kelly, 5 points, 1 ace, 1 block, 2 assists, 13 kills, 10 digs. Rowell, 2 assists, 6 kills, 9 digs. Hicks, 1 point, 1 assist, 1 dig. B. Bjelko, 11 kills. C. Bjelko, 3 points, 5 digs. H. LaFountain, 1 dig.

PCS- Kaplan, 1 point, 1 ace, 8 kills, 6 digs. Higgins, 8 points, 5 aces, 5 kills, 3 digs, 2 assists. Gilbert, 1 point, 1 kill, 2 digs, 2 assists. Dayton, 2 kills, 1 assist. Kelso, 8 points, 2 aces, 4 kills, 1 dig. Rascoe, 3 points, 2 aces, 2 digs, 8 assists. Cibula, 2 points, 2 digs, 2 assists. Eamer, 8 digs.

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