T’Birds Prevail Again

Last Saturday, the Chautauqua Lake junior varsity volleyball team competed in the Olean Volleybash at St. Bonaventure University, losing to Olean 13-25, 21-25 in pool play. Chautauqua Lake topped Forestville and Portville, 25-17, 25-20, before topping unbeaten Allegany in semifinal play. In the finals, the Thunderbirds were down 12-6 in the first set, but were able to battle their way back with help from some strong serving by Brynn Engdahl before winning 34-32, 27-25. It was the fifth tournament the Chautauqua Lake jayvees have won this season. In the front row, from the left, are manager Makenna Smith Jenna Harle, Ava Olson, Kaylee Gollhardt and manager Karagan Fairbank. In the back row are Camryn Thayer, Tatem Zemcik, Sydney Hawkins, Jessica Wiemer, Anyah Carson, Ella Woodis and Brynn Engdahl. Submitted photo