Tonawanda News — Cardinal O’Hara played one of its best matches of the season, according to coach Brad Lorich. But it just so happened that Mout St. Mary was an able and willing opponent who forced the Hawks to come from behind to pull out a win.
Kelsey McCarthy was the star of the game with 31 kills to lead O’Hara to a 25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-20 victory.
“McCarthy was incredible today,” Lorich said about McCarthy who also had 11 blocks. “She’s our best hitter and her all-time high before today was about 18 kills. They were double and triple blocking her and she was pounding the ball through the blocks.”
The Hawks (5-7, 3-6 MMAA) went into the game on a bit of a down note after struggling recently and having a hard practice on Wednesday.
Lorich was proud of the way his team responded.
“The captains had a closed door meeting before the game and they came out and played hard — the best they played all year,” he said. “They kind of had to learn how to become a real team and back each other up.”
Kelsey Kobza had 37 assists for O’Hara and Sara DiPasquale had six kills and eight blocks in the win.
Ken East 0
Katie Mazierski had 19 kills and seven digs, Bailey Salemi had 10 kills and Rachel Coddington had four kills and one block for the Falcons (7-4, 7-3 NFL) in their 31-29, 25-13, 25-16 win over Kenmore East (1-10, 1-9 NFL). The Bulldogs’ Amanda Roberts had five kills and one block.
Paula Pinkert, Jessica Bowser, Kalyn Compeau, Alex Moore, Megan Tuskes and Meghan Thomas all scored for the Warriors (8-4, 6-2 ECIC IV).
Lackawanna 5, Tonawanda 3
Nate Holler scored two goals and Jake Choate added another, but it wasn’t enough for the Warriors (6-4-1, 4-2-1 ECIC IV).
Ken East 243,
Grand Island 272
Mike Davern medalled for the Bulldogs (13-1 NFL), shooting a 1-under 35 at River Oaks. Adam Kroll added a 38 and Ricky Shotwell had a 40 in the win. Tom Corrao led Grand Island (7-7) with a 40, and Kevin Borowicz added a 41.
Lew-Port 3, Ken West 2
On Senior Night, 12th-grader Dionna Moon won third singles and classmates Sara Cattarin and Gabe Porto won first doubles for the Lancers (5-8 NFL). Haley Diamond and Audrey Filey won extended singles matches for the Blue Devils (4-9).
Ken East 0
Liz Barrett, Bri Fiorita and Karyn Kalita swept singles for the Falcons (12-0 NFL), who didn’t lost a set.
North Tonawanda 2
Delaney Portka won third singles for the Lions (11-1 NFL). Gretchen Ringler and Jessica Robbins won first and second singles to lead the Lady Jacks (4-8).