The Canton modified volleyball team had a busy week with two road matches at Brushton-Moira and Malone sandwiched around a home contest against Salmon River.
The Brown team was in action at Brushton-Moira and the Bears won 2-1, winning 25-19, 25-11, and 22-25. The Bears were on fire from the serving line delivering a total of 30 aces. Elle Manno, Harlie Larsen, and Claire Polniak notched five aces apiece. Layla Clifford and Adrianna Lesperance each had four aces, and Neiva Rodriguez added three aces and one dig. “The team worked amazingly well together tonight,” said Canton Head Coach Tara Woods. “They communicated and served incredibly well. I was very proud of them tonight.”
The Brown team returned to their home court to battle Salmon River, and dropped three sets to the Shamrocks 14-25, 8-25, and 16-25. Larsen had one ace and one block. Polniak contributed one kill and one dig. Clifford added one ace and one dig, and Taylor Martin also had an ace. “I was so impressed with tonight’s game,” said Woods. “Even though we lost, it truly felt like a win.”
The Gold team wrapped up the modified week with a road match at Malone. The Bears dropped the first set 17-25, won the second 25-18, and lost the third set 18-25. Zoey Zebedee led the Bears with four aces, all in the second set. Amal Moumen had two kills and two digs. Nevaeh Halpin had two aces and one dig. Berkley Brown notched two aces and a kill. Zizi Metcalf served four straight points to close out the second set and added two assists and an ace, and MaKayla Hogan registered one dig and one assist. “Each player on the floor contributed equally tonight,” said Coach Woods. “We put up a good battle winning the second set. We had a couple of nice hits that pumped the whole team up. We are getting better at serving, and I’m so proud at how far these girls have come and we are only halfway through the season.”
The Gold squad will play their first home match on Tuesday, Oct. 4 against Tupper Lake starting at 5 p.m., and the Brown team will hit the road for a match at Chateaugay on Wed., Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.