Submitted by Coach Carolyn Bell
Last Thursday, Springville’s varsity volleyball team defeated Tonawanda in three sets: 25-11, 25-20 and 25-16.
The team as a whole had minimal unforced errors making it really difficult for Tonawanda to gain an edge at any point during the match. The night’s stats leaders were all seniors: Mary DiGangi with 10 kills, Meadow Wittman with 14 services aces, and Devyn Rowe with 20 digs.
The same night, the team held their first annual Youth Volleyball Day. Those in attendance received a free SGI volleyball key chain and had the chance to serve to win prizes such as t-shirts and headbands, all designed and produced by a local businesswoman, Teresa Rowe, Twin Valley Designs. As well, the team wore pink tonight to remind those in attendance the importance of donating to cancer research to support those who have lost their lives to cancer and recognize those who have won the fight. There were approximately 40 youth from the Springville community who attended. A great night of celebration and recognition for Springville volleyball!
On Saturday, the girls played in the highly competitive Frontier Volleyball Tournament at the Niagara Frontier Sports Center in West Seneca. Springville was placed in a strong pool with reigning class C State Champions, Portville, and the very young but strong Sweet Home team. Springville played strong against both teams, but fell short of a win in each match. However, Springville did beat Wilson in two sets to be placed in the Gold Bracket of the tournament whereby they won against Nardin and Roy Hart to make it to the gold finals where they lost to Kenmore West.
Springville had a great showing in a tough tournament by placing 13th out of 24th big school teams. Stat leaders were all seniors: Meadow Wittman (36 set assists), Devyn Rowe (28 digs), and Allie Emmick (6 solo blocks).