The Massena Central and Salmon River varsity girls volleyball teams both came up short to NAC East Division rivals on Thursday.
Chateaugay 3, Massena 2: In a matchup of division leaders staged in Massena, the visiting Lady Bulldogs were pushed to the limit in pulling out a five-set win over the host Lady Raiders as they maintained sole possession of the top spot at 7-0.
Chateaugay won the opening set 25-16, dropped the second 24-26, took the third 25-22 and fell in the fourth 21-25 before outlasting Massena 28-26 in the fifth to come away with the win.
Our girls hung in there right to the end, noted coach Mary Arcadi after her squad slipped to 5-2.
Janisa Benedict dominated the net for 19 kills and seven blocks to anchor the Massena effort. Krista Loran served up a team-high 17 points followed by Cashlynn Jaggers with 11. Tristan Thomas (53 sets, 26 assists, 5 kills) and Samanntha Villnave contributed seven service points each.
Caitlin Miller paced the lady Bulldogs with an overall great effort. Miller had 15 service points, including 10 aces, with 14 kills, 22 assists and five blocks.
Shelby Yanulavich and Bailey Dowd combined for 31 points, with Dowd collecting a dozen with six aces. Yanulavich added seven aces and 13 kills to the victory.
Carolyn Stumpf had nine points and 10 kills while twin sister Desiree added seven kills and Kylie Hanley chipped in five assists.
The Lady Raiders are slated to host Canton on Monday.
Franklin Academy 3, Salmon River 1: In Malone, Jackie Benedict (5 kills) and Cassie Broadway notched seven service points each in the losing effort as the Lady Shamrocks fell by scorers of 11-25, 17-25, 26-24, 13-25 in suffering their second setback of the season. Kasennokohe DAvid (3 kills), Raven Oakes and Kaitlyn Pickering chipped in six points each.
Janelle Heden paced the 6-2 Huskies with 25 service points with Aimee Fleury adding 18 points to the victory. Heden had nine aces among her points to go along with seven kills. Fleury served up five aces and had five assists to go with 10 kills. Rachel Lamica led the net play for FA with 16 kills and six blocks.
Tupper Lake 3, Brushton-Moira 0: In the other East Division match of the night, Tanya Menke led the way with 12 points, two aces and two kills as the host Lady Panthers fell by scores of 25-22, 25-23, 25-23. Also contributing for B-M were; Mackenzie King 11 points, 4 assists, 4 kills; Emily OConnor added 5 points, 2 aces; Katie Lavarnway 7 kills, 3 assists.