PHS, Saranac Lake, AuSable win volleyball semifinals

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Plattsburgh High's Alexandra Hartnett keeps a volley alive against Beekmantown during a Section VII Class B volleyball semifinal Wednesday at Plattsburgh High. 

PLATTSBURGH — Second-seeded Plattsburgh High, powered by Grace McMahon, rolled into the Section VII Class B volleyball championship game with a 3-0 sweep of third seed and rival Beekmantown Wednesday night.

The Hornets, who won by scores of 25-16, 25-12, 25-22, advance to play top-seeded Peru in Saturday's title contest at 3 p.m. in Saranac.

McMahon finished with a double-double with 10 points and 18 digs to go along with three kills.

Alexandra Hartnett, Lily Snide and Gianna DeJesus were also instrumental in the Plattsburgh High victory.

Hartnett nearly had a triple-double with 12 points, 11 kills and nine digs, Snide finished a double-double with 21 assists and 10 digs, and DeJesus added five points, eight kills and 13 digs.

Veda Bingel contributed nine points and Arianna Gowett six kills for the Hornets.

“The Hornets showed up ready to play as a team (Wednesday),” Plattsburgh High coach Cindy McMahon said. “Every player contributed to our win. The Hornets worked hard, and it showed on the court.”

Beekmantown was led by Alexys Hawks with 13 assists and eight kills, Elizabeth Hynes nine assists and five kills, Alibra Rodriquez nine kills and 13 digs, Brooke Ruest five kills and 11 digs, and Jenna Begor, six points and 13 digs.

“Beekmantown dug a hole for itself, and Plattsburgh took advantage, turning into scoring opportunities at key times,” Beekmantown co-coach Vickie McMillan said. “Plattsburgh found a way to finish strong and when the point was crucial.”

Plattsburgh High 3, Beekmantown 0

25-16, 25-12, 25-22

BCS- Hawks, 4 points, 1 ace, 13 assists, 8 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs. Hynes, 3 points, 9 assists, 5 kills, 7 digs. Rodriquez, 3 points, 1 assist, 9 kills, 1 block, 13 digs. Rose, 1 block, 3 digs. McFadden, 3 kills, 4 digs. Ruest, 1 points, 5 kills, 11 digs. Gregory, 3 points. Begor, 6 points, 1 ace, 1 assist, 13 digs. Sample, 5 digs.

PHS- Snide, 3 points, 2 kills, 21 assists, 10 digs. McMahon, 10 points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 2 assists, 18 digs, 1 block. Hartnett, 12 points, 2 aces, 11 kills, 9 digs, 3 blocks. Gowett, 3 points, 2 aces, 6 kills, 2 assists, 8 digs, 3 blocks. DeJesus, 5 points, 8 kills, 1 assist, 13 digs, 1 block. Bird, 1 kill, 2 assists, 6 digs, 1 block. Bingel, 9 points, 2 aces, 3 digs.

CLASS C

SARANAC LAKE 3

NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 0

SARANAC LAKE — Sydney Andronica finished with 23 digs and nine points to help lead the top-seeded Red Storm to a sweep of the fourth-seeded Cougars in the C semifinals.

The Red Storm move on to play AuSable Valley in the championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Saranac.

Meagan O'Brien added a double-double with 10 digs and 10 assists to go along with seven points for Saranac Lake.

Also playing key roles for the Red Storm were Kelsey Leeret with eight digs and seven points, Katie Gay with five aces, four kills, 11 digs and 12 points, and Madie Gay with three kills, 12 digs and eight points.

Northeastern Clinton was led by Kelsey Gamache with seven digs, three kills and two aces, followed by Camryn Foley with eight digs. Morgan Monette and Emma Gooley chipped in with six digs each, with Monette also recording three assists.

Saranac Lake 3, Northeastern Clinton 0

25-9, 25-10, 25-15

NCCS- Monette, 6 digs, 3 assists. Barriere, 2 digs. Gardner, 4 digs. Munson, 3 digs. Foley, 8 digs. Gooley, 6 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace. Gamache, 7 digs, 3 kills, 1 block, 2 aces. Dumas, 2 digs.

SL- Andronica, 2 aces, 1 kill, 23 digs, 9 points. Leeret, 3 aces, 2 kills, 8 digs, 7 points. Bickford, 1 dig, 1 point. Sanford, 3 kills, 3 digs, 1 block. O'Brien, 1 ace, 2 kills, 10 digs, 7 points, 10 assists. K. Gay, 5 aces, 4 kills, 11 digs, 12 points, M. Gay, 2 aces, 3 kills, 12 digs, 8 points. Hewitt, 1 ace, 4 digs, 1 point, Whitson, 1 ace, 3 digs, 3 points, 1 assist.

AUSABLE VALLEY 3

SARANAC 0

CLINTONVILLE — Lexie Prins finished with a double-double of 10 points and 16 digs to go along with three kills as the second-seeded Patriots swept the third-seeded Chiefs, despite a close second set.

“This was a great semifinal match for the fans,” AuSable Valley coach Peggy McCallister said. “There were some long rallies in each of the sets, and we were able to get points on those, which helps the players mentally to stay focused.

“I am so proud of my whole team They worked so hard for this. Each one made plays throughout all three sets, both in serving and moving on the court getting to balls.”

Also helping out for the Patriots were Madison Campbell with eight points, five kills and 14 digs, Mallory Douglas seven points and eight digs, Isabella Joy 14 assists, Bela Perez 23 digs, Makayla Rock 12 points and Abby Sawyer, five kills and eight digs.

Mikayla St. Louis and Madison DuBray were standouts for the Chiefs.

St. Louis accounted for seven kills, eight assists and 24 digs, while DuBray contributed eight points, eight kills and 19 digs.

AuSable Valley 3, Saranac 0

25-18, 25-23, 25-18

SCS- Kelly, 4 points, 1 ace, 1 assist, 1 dig. Taylor, 1 kill, 7 digs. St. Louis, 1 point, 7 kills, 8 assists, 24 digs. DuBray, 8 points, 1 ace, 8 kills, 19 digs. 1 block. Breyette, 5 points, 4 kills, 7 digs. Duquette, 7 points, 3 kills, 4 assists, 12 digs. Beaney, 3 points, 3 kills, 15 assists, 7 digs. Siskavich, 1 point, 1 ace, 4 kills, 1 assist, 13 digs.

AVCS- Campbell, 8 points, 1 ace, 5 kills, 4 assists, 14 digs. Douglas, 7 points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 assist, 8 digs. Joy, 2 points, 3 kills, 14 assists, 6 digs. Perez, 23 digs. Prins, 10 points, 5 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist, 16 digs. Rock, 12 points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 6 digs. Sawyer, 3 points, 5 kills, 8 digs.

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