The Ellicottville girls volleyball team gave Olean everything it could handle at home in the first and third sets.
A tough second set, however, left it little chance of pulling off the upset.
Adele Dwaileebe recorded 11 kills and three digs and the Huskies maintained control in downing the Eagles 25-21, 25-12, 25-19 in a CCAA East contest on Tuesday. Olean (8-1, 6-1) remained a game back of Portville for first in the league standings while Ellicottville fell to 4-6 (2-4).
“Game 1, we were neck-and-neck,” Ellicottville coach Katie Auge said. “We’d go up and then they’d go up. Game 2, we crumbled right from the start. We couldn’t get anything going. Game 3, we had more fight, but we just didn’t have any time left.”
Grace Parr added five kills and four aces, Sophia Renaud had 23 assists, six digs and three aces and Destiny Custer had 11 digs and three assists for the Huskies. For Ellicottville, Cyrene Moore had four kills, two aces and two blocks and Heli Kongats (2 kills) and Jenna Hadley (2 kills) added five and four digs, respectively.
Springville/West Valley 3, Ellicottville 0
Springville/West Valley swept the Eagles, 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Cyrene Moore had five kills and two blocks for Ellicottville (4-5), Makenna Smith added eight assists and four digs and Heli Kongats marked four kills, six digs and four blocks.