DUKE CENTER — Through the first two sets on Wednesday, it looked as though Otto-Eldred would cruise to a critical North Tier League victory over Cameron County.
But the Lady Red Raiders — perhaps not unsurprisingly given their strong record — took the next two sets before Otto-Eldred escaped with a five-set (25-20, 25-22, 15-25, 15-25, 15-8) win over Cameron Co.
The win puts Otto-Eldred (11-4, 11-2) now two games ahead of the Lady Raiders (9-3) for second place behind Oswayo Valley.
”I think we just wanted it more (in that fifth set),” Otto-Eldred head coach Fawn Miller said. “We played down that third and fourth set. Missed a lot of services down the line. But in the
fifth set came down attacking hard...didn’t make as many errors. That was the difference.”
Reilly Raught posted a triple-double to lead the Lady Terrors with 11 digs, 13 kills and 11 service points to go along with her five aces and three blocks.
Also contributing for O-E were Morgan Dalton (9 digs, 6 kills, 5 blocks, 3 aces), Jade Spinney (14 digs, 4 kills), Emmalee Sheeler (24 assists, 6 digs) and Haley Cousins (14 digs, 5 kills, 3 aces).
Meanwhile for Cameron County, Morgan Lorenzo had 22 digs and 7 kills while Kaelee Bresslin added 12 service points, 9 kills and four aces.
Oswayo Valley 3, Galeton 0
SHINGLEHOUSE — Behind double-doubles from Jadyn Brabham and Avery Kellert, Oswayo Valley maintained its perfect league record with a 25-18, 25-21, 25-16 sweep of Galeton at home.
Brabham racked up 20 kills and 15 digs on the evening, while Kellert added 12 kills and 12 digs for the Green Wave (14-1, 12-0). In addition, Mackenzie George had 21 assists, seven points and six digs, and Johanna Dickerson had five points and six blocks.
For Galeton (8-6, 7-6), Alli Macensky had a team-high 11 kills, and Alexis Johnson added four. Kate Kulish had 11 assists and eight digs, as well as a pair of aces, and Makenna Shuemaker posted nine digs.
Smethport 3, Port Allegany 2
SMETHPORT — After falling behind 2-1, Smethport recovered for a five-set (25-19, 19-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-8) victory over Port Allegany.
The Lady Hubbers (2-11, 2-11) had double-doubles from Bailey Fitzsimmons and MyKayla Deyarmin, as Fitzsimmons recorded 16 assists and 13 digs, while DeYarmin finished with 13 kills and 15 digs to go with her four blocks. Alexis Shall tacked on 14 kills, six digs and five blocks for Smethport.
Port Allegany (4-10, 4-8) picked up an impressive 17 kills and 19 digs from Maleah Daniels, as well as seven kills and 17 digs from Calyn Naylor. Marah Rush added 14 assists and six aces, and Tori Tanner posted 13 assists and five digs.
Smethport visits Cameron County today, while Port A hosts Coudersport.