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Sun., Oct. 4
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OFA wins in swimming, volleyball


Consistency was order of the day as OFA Girls Swimming and Volleyball teams recorded NAC victories at adjacent home venues.

The 7-2 swimmers bested Malone 103-63 while the volleyball (10-4, 6-2 NAC) squad gained a 3-0 win over Canton (3-5, 5-8).

In girls soccer action, the Lady Devils (2-11 NAC Central) were unable to match up with the passing and execution of Massena (7-5-0) which continued its surge from a slow start to post a 4-0 victory at Kennedy School.


The Lady Devils took control by recording consecutive 1-2 finishes in 200 individual medley (Julia Mullin, Megan Mills), 50 freestyle (Susie Morrow, Chelsea Montroy) and 100 butterfly (Natalie Perrigo, Julia Mullin).

The Devils, who won 9-11 races, also logged 1-2s from Madi Bresett and Claire Dufore in the 500 freestyle and Hayley Snodgrass and Elizabeth Sovie in the 100 backstroke.

“Things are really starting to come together. Susie Morrow and Chelsea Montroy posted a fast 1-2 in the 50 and Haley Snodgrass got her first varsity win with a personal best time in the backstroke,” said OFA Coach Ben Fleahman.

“Natalie Perrigo took second in a great breaststroke race but she really swam a fast time.”

Morrow also led the 100 freestyle and swam on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Montroy, Mullin and Hunter Shaver rounded out the 200 freestyle relay team and Montroy, Mullin and Megan Mills rounded put the 400 freestyle relay.

Perrigo, Shaver, Bresett and Mills led the 200 medley relay. Rita Mills in the 200 freestyle and Kenzi Wilsoin in the breaststroke accounted for the Malone wins.

The OFA modified team also continued a fine season posting 72-68 win which was secured in a 1-2 by Peyton LaRock and Madison Wescott in the final individual race of the day, the 50 breaststroke.

Other first place finishes for Coach John Tebo’s team came from: Maria Pelusi (50 fs), Emily Streeter (100 im) and Tessa Richardson (50 backstroke) and the 200 medley relay team of Richardson, LaRock, Pelusi and Streeter. Individual seconds came from Streeter (50 fly) and Keeley Grizzuto (50 back).


“We served well with a lot of heat on the ball and this was one of those matches where everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do. Before the game we talked about the people who had been affected by breast cancer and the people the girls were praying for,” said OFA Coach Sue McLean after the Devils annual Serve the Cure match. “But Canton is a good defensive team and they wouldn’t go away.”

The well rounded effort, which controlled crunch time in a 25-17, 25-18, 25-19 sweep, featured: 15 points, five aces, 11 kills, one block and one dig from Taylor Fisher; seven kills, four digs, two points and one assist from Sky Hoover; 10 points, five aces, seven assists, four kills and one dig by Emma Hart and nine points, four aces, two kills and one dig from Adrianna Compo.

Rounding out the effort were: Taylor Fisher (5 points, 4 assists, 4 kill, 1 dig), Grace Mashaw (3 points, 2 digs) and Paige Perry (2 points, 2 aces, 1 kill). Leading Canton were: Beth Pearson (2 kills; 3 points, 7 aces), Rachel Sanderson (4 digs, 6 points, 1 ace) and Emma Warner (2 kills, 2 assists)

The OFA JVs completed an undefeated season with a 25-13, 25-20, 25-5 win over Canton led by Ginny Weir who served nine straight points in the first game, Marissa Foster who served for five straight points in the second game and Bobbie Seguin who served 16 straight points in the third game.

“The team played very well as a team all season,” said OFA Coach Jon Cole.

“The girls did not lose a game all season except one to Canton in a play day. It was really a fine season.”

Ginny Weir, Amber Eaton, Victoria Baker and Bobbie Seguin led the serving and assist leadership came from setters Ruthanne Middlemiss, Livia Shaver and Breanna Hacia who also took honors in digs. Lead hitters by points were: Shelby Adams, Kelsi Donaldson, Marissa Foster and Alyssa LaComb-Brown.


A well coordinated defensive effort and solid goaltending by Jordan Marcellus (14 saves) held off a crisp-passing Massena team until the 32nd minute when Emily Wilmshurst chipped a deflected corner kick through a maze of players into the right corner of the net.

The Raiders upped the margin to 2-0 six minutes later when Carlie Leary scored from the right flank off a lead pass from Serena Hall.

Hall converted a rebound opportunity and Abby LaClair netted a corner kick in the second half as Bailey Young completed a two-save shutout. Her two saves came early in the second half when she made a diving stop on a shot by Alicia Shaver and the blocked a rebound redirection by Riley Luckie.

“We played well a times today but you really need a complete game playing against the competition we face in this division,” said OFA Coach Al Rishe Jr. who honored seniors Brooke Badlam and Kayla Tolman before the game.

“We have worked on it but on offense we just haven’t been able to get enough strong crosses.”

Massena 3 - OFA JVs 1: Massena scored two of their goals in a scramble and midfielder Kelsey Pinkerton scored OFA’s goal with six minutes to play off of a perfectly placed cross by right wing Kiera Johnson. “Alicia Garcia played aggressively today and had 21 saves in net,” said OFA Coach Renee Tebo.

“Sarah Bracy, Natalie McCormick and Kiera Johnson played well on offense. Ali Moore, Ashley Barr and Natalie Ryan hustled in the midfield. Lexi Kennedy did a nice job stepping in to cover at stopper and Jill Lincoln, Abby Marshall and Jadienne Averill played well at defense”.

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