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GLENS FALLS — The Southwest ladies volleyball staff knew its season would finish in Glens Falls within the New York State Public Excessive College Athletic Affiliation match.
Nevertheless, one of the best ladies sports activities season in Southwestern College historical past ended quicker than the women would have preferred. The Trojans’ season ended as they reached the Class B semifinals due to a 25-19, 25-12, 31-29 sweep of Lansing from Part IV on Saturday at Cool Insuring Enviornment.
Going through elimination after dropping the primary two units, Southwestern determined to play its finest volleyball within the third set, the place it ran a marathon with Lansing.
The Trojans and Bobcats traded blows with one another, placing both sides to a standstill in hopes of salvaging the sport. Lansing was on the verge of being eradicated thrice earlier than lastly shutting them out by three factors 31-29.
Southwestern’s battle within the third set got here all the way down to numerous seniors who had been in a position to end their careers by going additional than any ladies staff at school historical past. Lauren Cotter completed the match with 15 kills, two aces, six digs and a block. Jaidyn Newhouse recorded 11 kills and added a block. Makena Bogdanovic made 5 excavations.
Southwest’s finest group got here after its worst group of the season by which it appeared to don’t have any probability towards the Bobcats out of Division IV. The Trojans gave up numerous free factors within the second set, one thing this staff will definitely pay for within the state match.
Lansing scored an enormous eight-point run early within the second set that actually set the tone and compelled a Southwest timeout. Shortly thereafter, it was a five-point run, then a four-point run and the Trojans could not put something collectively offensively.
The second set was out of the abnormal for the Trojans and it ended up costing them. The primary set did not go Southwestern’s approach, however the Trojans had been there till the top.
It was Bella Sirianni who orchestrated a lot of Southwestern’s success that evening as he dished out 22 assists, an ace and 5 digs. Payton Swartz added 5 extra digs and an ace.
Coming this far, the loss was onerous for the Trojans to take, however they left Glens Falls to go additional than any ladies staff at school historical past.
Lansing now strikes on to satisfy Part III Westhill within the Class B state remaining on Sunday afternoon.
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