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volleyball2 120The varsity volleyball team advanced to 6-1 in Conference play over the past week. The Lady Bobcats lost a humbling match to rival Trumansburg last Thursday (Sept 22) by a 0-3 set count. The home team seemed off balance from the start as Trumansburg jumped to a 12-2 lead in the first set. The Bobcats clawed back but came up short in a 17-25 defeat. 

Lansing fought back as both teams traded points for the remained of the set.  Lansing played stronger in the 2nd set. With the set tied at 21, Trumansburg scored key points to edge out the Bobcats by a 21-25 count. The 3rd set was decidedly T’burg’s as the opposition got the upper hand and bested the home team, 11-25. Caroline Prybyl had 3 Kills and 3 blocks in the match while Kelsey Thomas added 3 Kills and a pair of Aces.

Trumansburg is undefeated this season and played well vs. Lansing. Said Coach Powers: “ Give Trumansburg credit. They were ready for us, brought a large crowd from across the lake, and played their hearts out. Credit where credit is due. We will need to elevate our game next time”.  Sentiment in the stands was direct as well. Bobcat fan Flint Brann stated that the Bobcats will need to “Stand up to Trumansburg in T’burg’s barn”. Perhaps that is the silver lining. The Bobcats will get a chance for redemption on October 21 in a 6:15 start. Bobcat fans are encouraged to make the trip across the lake for the rematch.

On Saturday (Sept 24) , The Bobcats traveled to Watkins Glen in non-league tournament action. The ‘Cats began and ended the day on a winning note with a close win over Waverly and Odessa Montour. Elmira Edison, a regional powerhouse, bested our ladies in 2 sets in between. Coach Powers used the non league event to try a variety of player combinations as she works to develop the team.  Hannah Armstrong was named to the tournament All Star team for the second consecutive year.

The Bobcats invaded Moravia on Tuesday  (Sept 27) with a depleted squad as 3 regulars were ill or injured. Coach Powers unleashed her deep bench on the Lady Moravians and they did not disappoint as Lansing spanked the opposition in a 3-0 victory. Shanna Shaff made her first career start and was superb in her serves with 14 Service Points. Jada Gooch put Moravia back on their heels with pounding serves and blocks in her first career varsity start as well. 

Nicole Washburn glued the ‘Cats together at the Libero position including a humorous, if not creative, point. A fast falling volley fell to Washburn’s feet. With no other play, Nicole reacted by sticking a foot out. The ball bounced off of her foot to an uncovered position on Moravia’s side for a stunning and untouched point. Hannah Armstrong was precise in serving up her outside hitters and contributed with five Kills. Keara Lowenhar had five Kills as well in a solid contribution. Amber Ryan added an impressive block just as Moravia was making a charge to get back into the third set. Game over. Set scores were 25-11, 25-17 and 25 13 as the Bobcats took an early bus back to Lansing.

The Bobcats are off until Monday when Southern Cayuga pays a visit to the friendly confines of Lansing High School Gym. Game time is 6:15 immediately following the Junior Varsity match.

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