OSWEGO, NY – Section III Class A volleyball champion Oswego will meet defending state champion Burnt Hills on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cicero-North Syracuse High School gym in the regionals for the state tournament.
On Tuesday evening the Oswego girls defended the sectional title with a three-game sweep of Fulton.
Fulton and Oswego met on the neutral E.J. Dillon Middle School floor in Phoenix where the Bucs won 25-16, 25-21 and 25-12.
With a full roster as injured players have returned to the lineup Coach Ron Ahart saw his team continue its success on the volleyball court.
The front line was solid as Erica Atkins finished with 11 kills, four digs and a block and Bella Winklestine also had 11 kills and two aces along with one dig. Marguerite Dillon was once again a force up front with two kills, six digs and a block.
Oswego carried the play throughout the night with a quick start. Fulton with a never-say-die attitude clawed back time and time again. But the Bucs regrouped, regained control of the flow and earned the victories.
Contributing for the Bucs were Madison Collins who distributed 32 assists while chalking up three aces and two digs. Kellie Gorman had an ace, kill and dig while Shanell Meyers had an ace as did Alexis Sherdan. Allie Henderson finished with a dig.
Reilly Patrick had three aces, three kills, two blocks and a dig while Jessica Pfeifer had two digs.
Also on the roster of the Section III Class A champs were Natasha Mezza, carlie Stoebner, Clara Culeton and Sarah Fitzgibbons.
The Bucs moved to 10-7 on the year and Fulton finished up at .500 with a 9-9 mark.