Photo by Jaime Dickinson
Springville’s Marinna Heichberger sets up to bump the ball during a volleyball match against Ellicottville on Thursday.


Photo by Jaime Dickinson
Springville’s Meghan Rehrauer and Katelyn Mesch puts up a block during a volleyball match against Ellicottville on Thursday.

East Aurora handed the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls volleyball team (7-2) its second consecutive loss on Monday in East Aurora after a 7-0 start.
East Aurora took a well-contested four-set match, 16-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17. Izzy Sell had eight kills for the victors.

Cheektowaga 3, Springville 2
Springville suffered its first loss of the season in a five-set match to Cheektowaga, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, on Friday, Sept. 27 at home. In a very close and entertaining match, Ella Wittman totaled 8 kills, 25 setting assists and five aces. Marinna Heichberger had 12 assists and three aces. SGI also had big blocking in the front row by Meghan Rehrauer (6 blocks, 4 kills) and Melanie Barry (3 blocks, 3 kills). Sarah Ehlers led the point scoring with four blocks, 12 kills and 4 aces, along with Rachel Stressinger’s seven kills.
Defensive specialists Jill Roggie and Kailea Sullivan were solid in the back row digging hits and setting up the offense. Ivette Lewandowski rounded out the offense with 8 kills.

Springville 3, Ellicottville 0
Freshman Sydney Fuller set in her first varsity game and had 10 assists as SGI won, 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 on Thursday, Sept. 26. Katelyn Mesch had 11 hits and 4 kills. Sarah Ehlers was the star of the night with 18 passing assists, 7 kills and 6 serving aces.

JV Volleyball
The Springville JV girls volleyball team traveled to East Aurora and beat the Blue Devils 3-0 on Monday with scores of 25-12, 25-16, and 25-13. Kailea Sullivan led the team in defense, and Alivia Sipes had eight serving aces for the night. MacKenzie Owens and Mia Kendell lead the team with six and three kills, respectively.
The SGI team bested Ellicottville 2-1 on Thursday, Sept. 26, in three close sets. MacKenzie Owens lead the team in serving and hitting, recording 10 aces and 6 kills. Alivia Sipes, Mia Kendall, and Hailey Turner also registered kills against the Eagles.