Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team 2017 

 

 


 

 

     Front row: Kearah Kelly, Cassondra Cook, Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves, Tatyana Bean

     Back row: Coach-Wendy Chuba, Elise Watson, Julia Bronneberg, Kioneyshka Alvira-Jurado, Emma Foster

                      Coach Beth Daley

 

Game Updates 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Yesterday the Lady Bisons had their first game of the season. We are a very young team this year and it was the first time many of these girls have come up against an opponent on the court. The girls all went out there with a strong set of nerves but they tried their best to stay in the game.  Cameron Cole, Elise Watson, and Kioney Alvira-Juardo all did their part to help the team through all three sets but it just wasn’t enough to rack up many points. Kearah Kelly had a good game, serving with all six serves over the net with no errors.  The girls have their first away game this afternoon against New Life Christian, so we will see if they can fare any better on the road.

 

Set scores

13-25

5-25

5-25

 

Season:

0-1 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Lady Bisons played their second game of the season against New Life Christian. Even though we had a very lean squad of 6 girls they still came out ready to play. After leaving their nerves behind at their first game, they really stepped up and began working more as a team. Props go out to Julia Bronneberg who earned six service points during the game while Elise Watson and Kioney Alvira-Juardo showed great leadership and spirit by assisting in most of the teams return volleys. Although everyone participated very well, it still wasn’t enough to take down New Life and we ended up losing the first three sets. We’ll be trying again next week Tuesday for that first elusive win.

Set scores:

10-25

12-25

11-25

 

Season record:

 

0-2

 

Rochester School for the Deaf Tournament- September 22-23, 2017

The lady Bisons traveled to Rochester over the weekend to participate in their annual homecoming tournament.

 

Our first game was against the home team and our girls came ready to play. Building off of our previous games, the girls continue to learn to play more and more like a team. Cameron Cole and Elise Watson lead the team in scoring with 7 points each. Aleyshka Rivera also earned some of her first ever volleys in a game and Tatyana and Emma both showed more movement on the court.

 

In our second match, we faced Destiny school from Rochester and we finally got our W! When matched against this very new team our girls finally pulled it together and won two straight sets. Kioney Alvira-Jurado was the high scorer with 12 points followed closely by Elise Watson with 8. While all the girls were definitely more active we still had to control our passes to eke out our first set win. After that the girls became a little too confident/ lacks and fell behind 3-17. After some quick refocusing we were able to control our emotions long enough to close out the second/ final set.

 

Our last game of the evening was against PSD. With this being the last game of the evening the stands were packed which led to a lot of distraction for our girls. After a disappointing first set we rallied and came back slightly stronger in the second. We just couldn't seem to pull ahead and in the end fell short.

 

To round out the tournament we played PSD again on Saturday morning. The girls had a hard time shaking off the loss from the night before and seemed a little intimidated this morning. We tried hard to come together but with a high serving game of 4 points from Julia Bronneberg, it was obvious we just weren't in it. The girls held on for both sets and finished in third place in the tournament. I know it was not what they were hoping for but the coaches could not be happier with the effort put in by this extremely young team.

Match scores

RSD

21-25

21-25

 

Destiny

25-14

25-22

 

PSD

15-25

18-25

 

PSD

12-25

13-25

 

Season record:

 

1-5

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Yesterday the lady bison’s had their first home win of the season against Global Charter. It was a very competitive game as both teams were equally matched but our lady Bisons came out on top in three straight sets. Elise Watson had a great serving game, earning 15 points on her own. Aleyshka Rivera also earned her first point in a game during our second set. Cami Cole did well at the net getting 3 attacks and one kill. All the girls contributed to this win so if you see them please tell them good game yesterday.

Match scores:

25-23

25-7

25-17

 

Season record:

2-5

 

Thursday, September 29, 2017

The lady Bisons battled against a tough opponent yesterday, the Academy of Aurora but fell short. With the stands more full than usual due to Deaf awareness week, our young girls face off against the toughest team yet. Aurora was aiming serves, spiking left and right, and really challenging our girls with every play. Our girls did not give up though, they fought for every point they got and managed quite a few good volleys too. Tatyana Bean earned her first service points and ended up being our team leader in serves with 4 points. Cameron Cole came up with two digs and Elise Watson and Kioney Alvira-Juardo both helped with key passes in the game.

 

All of our girls contributed with something yesterday and it is becoming quite clear that though they are young, they are not a team that is just going to roll over. Please think about coming out in the next few weeks to see just how much our girls are improving.

 

Match scores:

16-25

10-25

16-25

 

Season record:

2-6 

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Yesterday the lady Bisons faced off against Central Baptist on their home court. After a bit of a late start the girls went in with a positive attitude and the hopes of a win. They fell a little short in three straight sets but their skills level is obviously improving. Every time these girls step on the court they show us that even though they’re not getting a ‘W’ they’re still coming out on top. Though we fell due to a lot of service errors Cameron Cole, Elise Watson, Tatyana Bean, and Kioney Alvira-Juardo each managed a solid 2-3 points each. Cameron Cole had a spectacular dig  and Julia Bronneberg had her first attack of her career. The girls are still learning and still improving with every day that passes. So even though there isn’t a new number in our win column make sure you congratulate the girls on a job well done.

Set scores:

13-25

11-25

11-25

 

Season record:

2-7

 

Thursday, October 10, 2017

The lady Bisons faced off against Academy of Aurora this afternoon. The other team obviously came to play as it was a quick three sets in their favor. The lady Bisons had a hard time getting their feet moving and just couldn’t seem to gel together. Props go out to Kioney Alvira-Juardo for earning her first dig of her career. Hopefully after the nice long weekend the girls will return rested and ready to take on their next opponents, RSD, on Tuesday.

 

Match scores:

6-25

12-25

8-25

Season record:

2-8

 

Tuesday. October 10, 2017

The Lady Bisons faced off against the Rochester Wildcats yesterday in a pretty competitive game. We played against this team earlier in the season as a much “greener” team, but the girls made it obvious they’ve got some skill being developed. The Lady Bisons lost three straight sets in some of the closest games we’ve played yet. Cameron Cole stepped up with 4 ace serves and two attacks at the net. Elise Watson and Kioney Alvira-Juardo each helped throughout the game with passing and keeping the ball in play. Everyone is still working to improve and their effort truly does show in their performance. Who knows the next time we face RSD maybe we will come out on top.

 

Set scores:

22-25

21-25

10-25

 

Season Record:

2-9

 

Tuesday. October 17, 2017

The Lady Bisons faced off against Niagara Catholic’s JV squad and feel short yet again. We traveled to their home with a “light” squad of only six girls and our heads just didn’t seem to be in the game. After several serving errors and missed opportunities we ended up falling in three straight sets. With only two games left before the ESDAA tournament hopefully the girls will be able to turn it around and fight for a win.

Set scores:

13-25

15-25

5-15

 

Record

2-10

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The lady Bisons took on Global charter at home again last night in one of the longest games these girls have ever played. Just like earlier this year, both teams were very evenly matched and had to fight for each point. We ended up playing a full five sets to determine the winners with three of the five going past 25 points. Because they normally only play three sets, the girls became a little winded during the fourth set and fell behind in the fourth set but they rallied in the end and were able to pull out wins in 3 out of the five sets to win the match. Kioney Alvira-Juardo and Elise Watson led the team with 22 service points followed closely by Julia Bronneberg with 13. Cameron Cole provided some much needed cover at the net and Alyeshka Rivera and Emma Foster each helped claim some key points during the game. Congratulations goes out to all of our players as they really did show how well they can do when they work together. Next Tuesday is your last chance to see these girls in action before they leave for the ESDAA tournament. Please try to come and cheer on our girls.

 

Set scores

24-26

26-24

26-24

13-25

15-13

 

Season record

3-11

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The lady Bisons finished their regular season yesterday in a match against Central Baptist. Going in with only six players and missing one of our key players, the girls really had to pull together and work as a team. At the end of each set it became more obvious that the girls were learning how to play together as they slowly improved their score each set. Elise Watson and Julia Bronneberg had some great serves while Emma Foster and Kearah Kelly worked together to pull off some good saves. Unfortunately with a jammed finger, Kinoey Alvira-Juardo got pulled late in the third set but it gave Cassondra Cook her first experience on the volleyball court.  Though they lost three straight sets it was obvious that with a little team work these girls will be a force to be reckoned with in a few years. Wish them luck as we will be heading to the ESDAA volleyball tournament this weekend in CT. As always, thank you to all those who have come out to watch us play this season.

 

Thank you,

Coach Chuba & Coach Daley

 

Set scores:

11-25

15-25

20-25

 

Season record:

 

3-12