Weedsport Volleyball Suffers Second Loss, Looks to Next Week


Ben Grieco

Makayla Adams gets ready to serve for the Weedsport Warriors.

Ben Grieco, Managing Editor

The Weedsport Varsity Volleyball team suffered their second loss of the season to rival Port Byron in four sets on Thursday night. With small little bursts of energy, the Warriors came out on top in the first set, 25-22.

With strong serving from both Michelle Robinson, and a lot of back-and-forth play, the Warriors kept a lead through a lot of the first set, and ended up with a momentum shift, with Port Byron up 16-13 when head coach, Sandra Donahue called a timeout.

With the rest of the set still remaining tight, Weedsport came out 25-22. However, after the first set, everything was not pretty for the Warriors.

“We just totally fell apart, our whole team chemistry got lost somewhere,” said Donahue. “I think the second game, we recorded six missed serves, and in the third we missed six, so we just can’t miss serves like that.”

A strong beginning to the second set came for Weedsport, but Port Byron quickly came back in a dominating fashion. The set ended in a 25-16 win for the Panthers, but Donahue knew exactly what the problem was.

“We were not talking, we were not communicating,” said Donahue. “We were definitely not recovering.”

Both teams entered the third set tied 1-1. With another close game to follow, Port Byron took the victory by a small margin, 25-23. However, with little bursts of energy for Weedsport, gaining three or four point-streaks, Weedsport lost it – and couldn’t recover.

“We come in practice and we do the coverage, and we come in the game, and we just seem to forget what to do,” said Donahue. “I have a lot of new players playing together this year, and I’m not one to blame that. We just need to do what we need to do on the court.”

After a rough fourth set, Weedsport lost 25-19 to lose the overall game three sets to one. However, as harsh as Donahue was, she is ready for their next game against Tully on December 5.

“I told them I hope it hurts, I hope it stings, and it should,” said Donahue. “So let’s regroup and get ready for next week.”