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VARSITY GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH KRISTIN HUGHEY

The girls Varsity Volleyball team fought a 4 set match against Iroquois last week, losing by a disappointing 2 points in the last game.  Despite the loss, the players put up some amazing stats.  Libero Sydney Rosati had 27 digs and served for 12 points. Middle hitter Caroline Roy had 12 kills, and setter Meadow Wittman had over 25 assists.  Outstanding  plays and effort also by outside hitters Mallory Robel and Mary Digangi; right side hitters Allie Emmick and Morgan Crist.  Player of the match award goes to outside hitter and defensive specialist, Devon Rowe! Devon had 25 digs and 7 kills, and an uncounted number of outstanding saves!

The varsity Lady Griffs beat Lackawana in a quick 3 game match last night.  The girls dominated serving, and debuted new talent at the net.  Erica Tyler hit right side and had 3 kills.  Mary Digangi swung strong outside for 6 kills.  Devon Rowe was flawless as defensive specialist, and Sydney Rosati tried her hands at setting and outside hitting.

Emily Ehlers had a starting roll in game 3 with 4 hits and served for  5 points.  The girls travel this week to Pioneer on Wednesday, and to East Aurora on Friday.  They are currently 2-2 and hope to increase that winning record by the end of the week.

JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH BOB GAINEY

The JV girls’ volleyball team traveled to Iroquois on Thursday night and came away with a tough 3-0 win. The girls were at their very best in game one winning 25-11. Thanks to the precise passing by Ivette Lewandowski and Sara Ehlers keyed the win. Rachel Stressinger was great serving the ball and the overall play of Meg Rehrauer, Marie Emerling and Alyssa Hunter sealed the win. Game two was much more difficult as the girls won 25-18. That game saw excellent hustle from Jill Roggie, big swings from Sara Ehlers and timely passing by Marin Lehr to bring home the win. The girls made it a sweep behind the excellent play of Melanie Barry. She passed the ball well from the back row to set up the hitters at the net. The girls are now 4-0 overall and look to keep their streak going when they travel to Lackawanna on Monday night. Great job girls!!!

The JV girls volleyball team made it 5 in a row on Monday night with a 3-0 sweep of the Lackawanna Steelers. The girls started off sluggishly in both games but found their footing behind the strong serving by Sara Ehlers and Rachel Stressinger. Marie Emerling was excellent at the net to pace the Lady Griff’s. The team took the 3rd game 25-23. That game was great hustle from Jill Roggie and big swings from Liv Schindler. The team is now 5-0 and look to keep things going on Wednesday night.

VARSITY GIRLS’ SOCCER, COACH ERIC HOLLER

As of Tuesday, the Varsity girls’ soccer team currently sits at 1-5-1 with a division record of 1-2-1. Their games have been close, with four of those losses within just one goal. Team leaders include Jena Shelble with five goals, Grace Zabawa with two assists and Amy Stabel with an impressive 69 saves. On defense, Nyah Solly and Talia Mangano have stood out. The team continues this week with games against Iroquois and Cheektowaga.

JV GIRLS’ SOCCER, COACH ALICIA DZIAK

The JV girls’ soccer team fell to Pioneer last week Wednesday with a tough 7-2 loss. The Lady Griffs struck first with a goal by Francesca Deluca, assisted by Megan Seifried, which was quickly answered with three from Pioneer. Deluca landed a second one in net off a direct kick. Unfortunately, the girls just couldn’t hang on in the second half, giving up several goals to the Lady Panthers.

On Saturday, the team faced off on the road against Lake Shore and came away with a 3-2 win. Lake Shore struck first, followed by a goal by Fran Deluca on a direct kick to tie it up at the half. Lake Shore took the lead again early in the second half, but the Lady Griffs answered with an unassisted goal by Jackie Roggie. With only minutes remaining, Springville got another direct kick within shooting range, booted to the far post by Fran Deluca and shot in by Cora Boundy. Logan Lukert played a great game in net, and tough defensive work was put in by Gracie Attebery, Shelby Stisser, Shay Ellis and Lizzy Clark. The midfield unit of Ava Dziak, Hannah Carrow, Emma Gang and Lily Dziak helped control the game in the center, while Morgan Kotlarsz and Autumn Snyder played strong up front.

The girls lost a tough 1-0 game to Holland Monday night. The Lady Dutchmen scored midway through the first half, which was the lone goal in the game. Despite the loss, the Lady Griffs played a solid second half, with particularly impressive defense by Shelby Stisser and goaltending by Logan Lukert. Cora Boundy, Morgan Kotlarsz and Megan Seifried hustled up front till the very end.

The girls’ busy week comes to a close Friday, Sept. 22 when they face off against Holland for the second time this week.

MODIFIED GIRLS’ SOCCER, COACH CHRIS MATHEWSON

The girls lost to Eden 2-0 on Monday.

MODIFIED BOYS’ SOCCER, COACH DAVE BROOM

The boys’ modified soccer team beat Eden 4-0 Monday in their season opener. Connor Hughey and Josh Guerrero each had two goals. Jake Werner made some great saves in goal. Excellent defense was played by Grant Karb.

JV FOOTBALL, COACH BRIAN KADER

The Springville JV Football Griffins lost 48 – 16 to the Depew Wildcats on Thursday night.  This loss drops their record to 0 – 3 on the season.  Despite the loss, the Griffins were able to put up their first points of the campaign on a pair of fourth quarter touchdown drives.

For the second straight week, the Griffs were led on the ground by quarterback Nick Emmick who rushed for a team-high 43 yards and both of Springville’s touchdowns on the night.  The first score came on a 1-yard run behind center David Thompson’s nice block.  The second touchdown came on a 12 yard scamper through the middle of the Depew defense.  Both scores were followed by successful 2 point conversion passes to tight end Eric Pruitt.

Alex Elkins had two catches for 29 yards to lead the passing, game while Rhett Butzer and Quenten Leicht also contributed some solid runs during the game.

Anthony Shultz, Peter Priester and David Thompson all made nice plays along the defensive line while Emmick recorded a sack and forced fumble for the Griffs.

The team is hopeful that fullback Devin Hitchcock and defensive lineman Keegan Lemke will return from injury in time for this Thursday’s game at home on Pop Warner Field.  The Griffins will take on the Jamestown Red Raiders at 6:30 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY, COACH CHAD RUSSELL

Girl’s and Boy’s Cross Country Teams both place 1st

The Cross Country teams traveled to Beaver Island State Park on Saturday September 16th to compete in the WNY Officials Scholarship Invitational.  Both teams won first place in their division.

The girls were led by Elle Russell, finishing 5th overall, and Corrin Sacilowski.  Gwen Fruehauf, Jaime Dickinson and Evelyn Smith ran impressive races to help the girls win the small school division.  The girls team would have also won the large school division.  Grace Wojtkowiak and Kelsey Folts also ran hard races.

They boys team also won 1st place at the invitational.  The team was led by Nick Abdo, Brett Russell, Zack Peterman, Mikey Evans and Nathan Myers.  Elliot Emley, Austin Yetter and Frank Uschold ran very well at the meet.  The guys won the small school division and would have finished 2nd in the large school race.

Both teams look very strong heading into the league divisional matches that start Tuesday against Amherst.  It will be exciting to see how far the teams go this season.  Both teams have already won top 10 honors in large schools, out of the 37 teams, by the Buffalo News in their weekly rankings.  Elle Russell and Sonya Krezmien have also won individual honors by being named Runners of the Week and the two are invited to a prestigious race held at the end of the season.

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