Canton Volleyball Wins Overall Section X Playoff Round to Advance to State Regional Match

The Canton girls volleyball team, still riding a high from their Section X class C win last week, won the overall Section X match Saturday with a 3-0 win over Massena and a 3-1 win over Malone.

The Bears beat Massena 25-10, 25-8 and 25-18. Outside hitters Katie Bennett and Ava Hoy were strong performers. Bennett had 14 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs, 3 aces and 9 serving points and Hoy supplied 8 kills, 2 blocks, 7 aces and served up 9 points.

Setter Mattigan Porter contributed 20 assists, and a kill. Opposite hitter Riley Taylor served up 11 points and also posted 4 aces, 2 digs and a kill. Middle hitter Julianna Richardson added 6 kills.

The Bears’ win over the Malone Huskies started with a 22-25 loss but in true Bears fashion they regrouped and came back stronger winning the next three 25-12, 25-16 and 25-9. When the Bears have a challenge they know what they need to do and that they did Saturday.

It was a team effort with several players contributing to the win. Hitter Katie Bennett supplied 14 kills, 3 blocks, a dig and 4 points served. Ava Hoy had 12 kills, 2 blocks, 5 aces and 8 points served.

Setter Mattigan Porter had 25 assists, 1 kill, 4 digs, 4 aces and served up 10 points. Hitter Riley Taylor had 5 digs, 1 kill, 4 aces and 9 points served. Libero Jade Stevenson added 5 digs and 5 points served.

JV player Katie Metcalf had an impressive start to her varsity career by contributing 1 kill, 1 ace and served up 5 points. Another JV player, Laurel Whittier helped out with 2 assists.

Section X Overall Champions
Athletes who maintained a GPA of 90 or above from Canton were Juliana Richardson, Riley Taylor, Jade Stevenson, Mattigan Porter, Katie Bennett and Alyssa Jacob.
Canton athletes selected to All Northern 1st Team were Ava Hoy and Katie Bennett (top row second and third from L) and All Northern 2nd Team Riley Taylor and Mattigan Porter (bottom row second and third from L)

Canton is now off to play in the state regional championship this Wednesday against Saranac Lake at Suny Canton Roos House.

5:00 pm Class C contest:

Canton vs. Saranac Lake

6:30 pm Class D Contest

Chateaugay HS vs Northern Adirondack

Kate Porter and Varsity Coach Carla Wentworth
The Final Point!!



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