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SGI Coaches Corner, Oct. 12, 2017

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JV GIRLS’ SOCCER, COACH ALICIA DZIAK

The girls played Lake Shore on Tuesday and came away with a 7-0 win. Scoring for the Lady Griffs was Fran Deluca, with a powerful left footed shot from outside. Hannah Carrow had two goals, assisted by Kiley Nolan and Cora Boundy. Cora also had two goals, one unassisted and one assisted by Lily Dziak. Cora added another assist with a corner kick shot in by Morgan Kotlarsz. Morgan also added an assist with a pass to Ava Dziak, with Ava shooting one in from the far outside. Great defense was put in by Shay Ellis, Shelby Stisser, Destiny Lightcap and Gracie Attebery, and Logan Lukert earned the shutout in net. All the girls played their best game of the season and came together, playing tough until the very last second. Next action is Thursday versus Iroquois for their last home game of the season, followed by a road trip to East Aurora on Friday.

VARSITY GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH KRISTIN HUGHEY

The Griffs keep getting better!

Late last week, the team traveled to face 1st place Maryvale.  Maryvale has been dominating our league, but Springville has only gotten better and stronger as the season’s gone on.  Maryvale was stunned when our lady Griffs took the first game of the match away from them!  Mallory Robel dug their star 6’4” hitter 5 times!!  And Mallory’s serves seemed unreturnable.

The girls dropped game 2, but came back and rocked game 3 beating the Flyers 25-14!

Everyone was on fire – Meadow Wittman was setting perfect balls for middle hitters Caroline Roy and Allie Emmick all night!  Caroline led the night in kills, and Allie continuously blocked Maryvale’s biggest hitters.  Sydney Rosati started off game 3 with 6 serves in a row and tremendous defense.  Mary Digangi was a outside spiking force at the net!  Morgan Christ hit and blocked right side with force and consistency!  Devyn Rowe swung for an average of 4 kills per game.  Devyn’s passing is key to the Griffs defense, and as our go to hitter in front row, she put down kill after kill.

In the end the girls lost the match in game 5.  Congratulations to the team for an awesome fight!

JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH BOB GAINEY

The JV girls volleyball team traveled to Maryvale on Thursday night and walked away as 2-1 winners. The ladies had some stressful moments in game 1 but thanks to the steady passing from Meg Rehrauer and Elyssa Hunters hustle, the team pulled out a 25-19 win. The girls rolled in game 2 behind the excellent serving from Sara Ehlers and the strong back row play from Melanie Barry. The girls couldn’t quite pull out the third game but it wasn’t from a lack of effort. Jill Roggie displayed great hustle and Marin Lehr was a steadying force on the court in the loss. The girls are now 13-0.

The girls played host to Iroquois on Tuesday night and came away as 3-0 winners. The ladies dominated from the service line behind the stellar play of one Elyssa Hunter. Elyssa was as consistent as ever placing the ball all over the court and making the Lady Chiefs uncomfortable. Sara Ehlers and Marin Lehr were also strong in the big 25-14 win. Game 2 was close but Meg Rehrauer’s strong net play along with some big kills from Ivette Lewandowski helped pave the way to the 25-18 win. The girls made it a sweep behind the hustle of Jill Roggie and aggressiveness of Melanie Barry. It was a total team effort once again for the Lady Griff’s as they are now an astounding 14-0 on the season. The girls return to action on Monday night when they play host to East Aurora. Great job girls!

JV FOOTBALL, COACH BRIAN KADER

The Springville JV Griffins fell to 0-6 on the season with a 44-16 loss to the rival Pioneer Panthers.  Springville played tough early in a scoreless first quarter but fell behind 19-0 at the half and struggled to get back into the game after that.

The Griffs scored both of their touchdowns in the fourth quarter on the ground.  Quenten Leicht scored from 7 yards out and Nick Emmick hit Eric Pruitt for the 2 point conversion.  Pruitt tacked on two receptions for 32 yards to lead all Griffins receivers.  AJ Slippy would cap off the scoring for Springville with a 34 yard touchdown run.  Emmick would once again connect on a 2 point try to Noah Greene.

Springville has a quick turnaround with a 6pm Tuesday evening contest at Allegany-Limestone.  The Griffs will then play at Olean on Saturday at 10 a.m.

VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY, COACH CHAD RUSSELL

Girls take 2nd, Guys Finish 3rd at W.S.W. Invitational

This past weekend, the Cross Country team competed at the West Seneca West Invitational.  The boys’ team competed and placed 3rd out of 14 teams attending the race.  Their efforts were strong enough to take home a third place trophy and marks the first time the team has taken home a team award from this invitational.  In the race, the boys had a tight group of runners that were led by Nick Abdo, Zack Peterman, Brett Russell, Nathan Myers and Austin Yetter.  Casey Waterman and Mikey Evens ran well.

The girls competed with just five athletes:  Elle Russell, Evelyn Smith, Gwen Fruehauf, Jaime Dickinson and Grace Wotjkowiak.  This solid group of girls raced well and took 2nd place at the invitational.  This was the highest place the girls team has achieved in the 9 years Springville has been competing at this event.

On Tuesday,  the cross country team competed against Starpoint.  The boys team won by the score of 20-35.  Winning the meet was Nick Abdo, followed by Brett Russell and Zack Peterman who finished ahead of Starpoint’s first runner.  Scoring for the guys team was Mikey Evans, Nathan Myers and Austin Yetter.  This was an impressive win considering the guys had lost to the Starpoint just three days before at an invitational.

The girls team lost a close match by 28-27.  Elle Russell finished first overall.  Corrin Sacilowski finished second for the Griffs followed by Evelyn Smith, Gwen Fruehauf and Jamie Dickinson.  Grace Wojtkowiak ran very impressively to almost win the race at the end.  With a couple runners injured, the girls look to defeat Starpoint at ECIC’s when they meet next.

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