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SGI Coaches’ Corner 10-14-16

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Varsity Football, coach Eric Jantzi, assistant coach Rob Valenti

The varsity Griffins traveled to Dunkirk this past Friday night for a big league contest with both teams jockeying for good playoff seeds.  This contest would prove to be over early as Dunkirk controlled the line of scrimmage the entire night.  Their defense all but shut down Springville’s offense the entire first half.  Springville was finally to get things rolling in the second half, but it was too little…too late.  The final score was 40-6.  The Griffs are back home this Friday night to take on East Aurora/Holland.  Springville needs a win to get the team a spot in the playoffs.

Girls Varsity Volleyball, coach Kristin Hughey

The girls varsity volleyball team won on the road against Tonawanda last week, beating the Warriors 3-1.The team kept their focus, serving smart, hitting well and playing great defense at the net. Caroline Roy had an outstanding match with 12 kills, nine blocks and four ace serves. Her intensity and focus lead her team to victory. Outstanding defensive play by Sydney Rosati again, as she passed for 25 assists on the match, and served 12 points. Setters Jessica Roggie and Meadow Wittman played smart offense using each of their hitters’ strengths, as well as serving tough for their team.

The girls once again beat Cleveland Hill in three straight games on Tuesday. Senior, outside hitter Lexi Sopko played great with 8 kills and 3 aces, Sarah Zimmer had 5 kills and 3 assists, and senior, captain Chloe Wnuk had 5 assists and 2 kills.      setters Meadow Wittman and Jessica Roggie played a tremendous match and lead their team to victory yet again.  The team’s league record is now 8W and 3L.  The girls face Eden on Monday.

Girls JV Volleyball, coach Robert Gainey

The JV girls volleyball team is on a roll! They came away with an emphatic 3-0 win last Thursday night to move their overall record to 10-1. The team saw Abby Stressinger serve out a huge run to help lead the team to victory in game one. Game two started off a little shaky but ended up as another win for Springville. The team finished the sweep in game three behind solid play from all players.

The team capped off a tremendous week of competition with a resounding 3-0 win over Tonawanda. The girls took game one by a score of 25-8. Excellent play was turned in by Alyssa Hunter and Sara Ehlers to help lead the way. The girls continued their dominance in game two behind the strong serving of Morgan Christ and consistent play from Amber Nichols to lead the team to a 25-7 win. The girls finished the sweep thanks in part to Vaidah Emerling’s hustle and Mary DiGangi’s excellent net play. Great job ladies!

The girls hosted Cleveland Hill last night and took home a dominating 3-0 win. The girls started fast in game one behind the great play from Abby Stressinger on the service line and Alyssa Hunters excellent passing. The girls didn’t miss a beat in the second game taking that one 25-11. That game saw some terrific overall play by Marin Lehr and Emily Ehlers. The girls took the third game convincingly behind the consistent serving of Ashley Blesy and consistent net play from Vaidah Emerling. The girls are now 11-1 and look to avenge their only loss of the year when they host Eden on Monday night

Girls Modified Soccer, coach Alicia Dziak

The girls have been practicing hard as they get ready to face neighboring Holland on Friday, Oct. 14. That will mark the fifth game and halfway point of their game season. Next week, the girls face East Aurora and Lake Shore at home on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

Cross Country, coach Chad Russell, assistant coach Steven Dillsworth

Springville Girls’ Cross Country wins ECIC Division IV League Title. The Springville boys finished second in Division IV. The girls raced against Cleveland Hill and JFK schools at Cleveland Town Park.

The SGI Girls defeated both teams by the score of 15-50 to run the seasonal league meets undefeated and winning the division. Sonya Krezmien, Elle Russell, Gwen and Samantha Fruehauf, and Morgan Lukert were the first five finishers in the tri-meet. Gabbey Pfiefer and Miya Domes finished before the other teams’ third runners to help the team score. The girls next meet is at Evangola Park next week Friday. Congratulations to the girls and good luck!

The SGI boys cross country team finished second in the league in their best finish in the 10 years that the sport has come back to Springville. The boys ran very well to defeat JFK 25-30, and Cleveland Hill 24-31. The race was close halfway through, but toward the end of the race, Nick Abdo lead the team with a tight pack of four behind him. In the pack, Kurt Uschold, Nathan Myers, Zack Peterman and Brett Russell showed their strength and out-numbered the other schools. Elliot Emley, Justin Paler and Luke Waterman ran strong races to help separate Springville from the other teams.

Middle School

Miya Domes and Jaime Dickinson ran strong for the varsity Cross Country Team to help win the Division Title.

Austin Yetter, Harley Maloy and Kasey Waterman all had their best time for a 5k race yesterday in the guys team’s double win to take second place in the division.

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