In-Season Growth

Cougars Sweep Non-League Trojans

Cassadaga Valley’s Jenna Caskey goes above the net to hit the ball while teammate Savannah Nickerson looks on during Monday’s non-league volleyball Monday in Sinclairville. P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

SINCLAIRVILLE — Cassadaga Valley swept Southwestern, 25-14, 25-10, 25-19, in a non-league girls volleyball matchup Monday.

Jenna Caskey turned in seven kills, two digs and an ace for Cassadaga Valley (6-1, 4-0). Teammate Miranda Perez added four kills, a block and an ace while Savannah Nickerson contributed 11 assists, two kills and two aces to the Cougars’ winning effort.

The Trojans (3-5, 1-2) were led by Angela Lunz’s nine assists, six aces, five digs and two blocks. Aubin Cotter helped Southwestern with seven digs, three kills and two blocks.

“Our first match against Southwestern went five games — to come and take three straight (in the rematch) is nice to do,” Cassadaga Valley coach Denny Wakelee said. “It’s kind of nice to see how much we improved from only a couple weeks ago. I’ve go a lot of seniors who are two- and three-year starters who are stepping up.”


Southwestern’s Samicka Mathews passes the ball while teammate Vivian King stays in position. P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

MAYVILLE — Olivia Pembridge had 25 assists, 10 digs, three kills and three aces as Maple Grove remained undefeated by beating Chautauqua Lake, 25-20, 25-11, 25-12, in South Division action.

Maddy Russo contributed 16 kills, two aces and four digs while Maddie Welch had 10 kills; Emma Wirsen had 12 digs; and Alyssa Steen had 11 assists and two aces for the Red Dragons (7-0, 3-0).

For Chautauqua Lake (2-2, 2-2), Olivia Anderson had six kills and eight digs; Abbie Henry had three kills, three assists and three blocks; and Camryn Hawkins had two kills and 17 digs.

Chautauqua Lake took all three matches in junior varsity action.


CLYMER — Sherman won a marathon first set, but Clymer fought back to beat the Wildcats, 31-33, 25-23, 25-10, 25-12, in South Division action.

Erica Gustafson led the Wildcats (2-1) with 10 points, including four aces, to go along with 10 assists and two kills. Nashia Duryee added seven points with two aces, five digs and five kills; Ashley Covey had eight points with an ace, six digs and five kills; and Hannah King had eight points with an ace; six digs and five kills.

For the Wildcats (0-4, 1-4), Teddi Hayes had three aces, 10 kills and six digs; Rowan Fisher had a block and six digs; Claudia Gratto had five aces, five kills and a block; and Sofia Rater had two aces and 15 assists.


FALCONER — Panama remained undefeated with a 25-9, 25-14, 25-11, South Division victory over Falconer.

Madalyn Bowen had 12 kills, two digs and 20 points with six aces to lead the Panthers (7-0, 5-0). Natalie Angeletti added seven kills, two digs and seven points with four aces; Alexys Marsh had two kills and a dig; and Quinn Payne chipped in two kills, 28 assists, four digs and eight points in the win.

Serena Camarata led the Golden Falcons (0-5, 0-4) with four kills and four assists; Jordyn Sampson had five assists and three digs; Taylor Bianco had three kills, a block and an ace; and Claudia Russell had five digs.

Panama also won the JV match.


Clarence (4-0) beat Jamestown (2-5, 1-4), 25-15, 25-23, 25-15, in Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 action.