Canton 3, Madrid-Waddington 0
The varsity volleyball team played Madrid-Waddington Monday, Sept. 12 at Canton High School winning three sets to zero in dominant fashion.
Right from the get-go the Bears were showing great qualities as a team, winning the first set 25-19 with contributions from everyone on the squad. Down the stretch the Bears dominated and behind the energy from the fan section they were able to defeat the Yellowjackets, winning the second set 25-10 and the third and final set 25-15.
Junior Ava Hoy led the charge again for the Bears, with 13 kills, three blocks and two aces. Other notable performances for the team were Josie Gabriel with six kills and four aces as well as Emma Logan with nine assists and five service points.
A good, rounded effort by the Bears left head coach Carla Wentworth pleased with the performance.
“Our communication and teamwork really shined tonight,” she said. “Multiple players were involved to keep rallies alive and our serving was strong.”
With this win the Bears leap to 2-0 on the season.
Canton 3, Clifton-Fine 0
The Bears kept the strong week alive with a win Thursday night against Clifton-Fine. Beating the Eagles three sets to zero and continuing their solid campaign at the Houli Dome.
The Bears got off to a hot start in the game, winning the first two sets 25-11 and 25-14. After losing the first two sets handily the Eagles came out firing, getting up on Canton 21-10. Then behind Junior Katie Metcalf serving 12 straight points the Bears were able to rally back and end up winning in just three sets.
Overall the Bears had a solid match and the Bears stay undefeated and move to 3-0.
Canton 3, Potsdam 1
Canton traveled to Potsdam on Friday night to take on the Sandstoners in the Route 11 rivalry. They came home with the win, beating the Sandstoners three sets to one.
Canton came to play early, winning the first set 25-7 and all signals pointed to another dominant win, but Potsdam came shooting out of a cannon in the second set to win 26-24 and make the sets an even 1-1. But once again, Canton’s depth and grit prevailed, winning them the next two sets 25-11 and 25-14.
Notable stats for this game were Ava Hoy with 12 kills, 15 points and seven aces, as well as Ariah Martinez with 12 points and six kills.
As the Bears extend their record to 4-0 they are solidifying themselves as one of the most complete teams in Section X and a team to watch out for come October.
Canton woke up on a brisk Saturday morning on September 17 to travel to the Saranac Invitational. Although these games did not count toward their record and were just strictly for some extra volleyball, the Bears had some serious building points that they could use heading into a week of league play.
The Bears participated in 14, two-set matches, coming out victorious in 10 of them. Notable stats from the weekends matches are as follows, Katie Metcalf with 54 points, 22 aces, 13 kills, 9 digs, Ava Hoy with 32 kills, 25 points, 15 aces and Emma Logan with 22 points, 6 aces, 21 assists.
Overall the Bears had a solid week of play and they look to recharge and reload with two league games ahead of them this week.