(UPDATED) NEW YORK STATE VOLLEYBALL: OWEGO'S SEASON COMES TO AN END AGAINST UNBEATEN HEN HUD (2021-11-10)
Tioga County Sports Report
MONTROSE, N.Y. — Owego's volleyball season came to an end in a 3-0 NYSPHSAA Class B subregional loss to home-standing Hendrick Hudson here Wednesday.
The Sailors improved to 24-0 on the season, winning by scores of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19.
Hen Hud grabbed the momentum early in the first two sets, but the Indians refused to give in and jumped out to a 5-0 advantage in the third set. Following a Sailors time out with Owego ahead, 17-15, the hosts scored 10 of the final 12 points to end the match.
"Tonight wasn’t our best, but they did what they could to try and battle back," Owego coach Brittney Race said. "Hendrick Hudson is definitely faster than anyone we have seen in our regular season so it took us awhile to figure that out.
"We battled in that third game. We just unfortunately made too many mistakes at wrong times. They played hard and they will be back again!"
Hen Hud 's Mackenzie Calhoun had 19 assists, eight service points, including five aces, five digs and four kills; and Amya Davis contributed 16 kills, four digs and one ace.
Marta Przybylowska chipped in with five kills, eight digs and 14 points (5 aces); Ryan Calhoun had three kills, six digs and 14 points (4 aces). Vera Montalbano tacked on three blocks and an ace.
The Indians' Mia Puglisi closed out her high school career with four kills and one assist; Maggie Hamed had four kills, three digs, an ace and an assist; and Alex Senko handed out 14 assists to go with three kills and eight digs.
Sophia Palladino recorded four kills, three aces and nine digs; Sarah Terry added four kills and three blocks; Saylor Ayres registered four digs; Michaela Terry had three kills; and Lexi Herceg dished out two assists.
Owego finished the season with an 11-4 record.
"This was a really young and inexperienced group," Race said. "They had a lot of ups and downs this season but never stopped working to get better. I think they grew a ton this season and with only losing one senior, they will do well for lots of years to come."
On Saturday, Hen Hud, ranked third in the state by the New York Volleyball Coaches Association, faces New Paltz, which won the Section IX title as the no. 6 seed.
IN PHOTO 1: Owego's Alex Senko. ... PHOTOS BY FRANK BECERRA JR. / THE JOURNAL NEWS