WAVERLY SHAKES OFF SLOW START; RALLIES TO TOP NEWFIELD, 3-
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 20, 2021
NEWFIELD — Waverly shook off a sluggish start to rally for a 3-1 win over Newfield here Monday night in IAC volleyball action.
The Lady Wolverines dropped the first set, 25-16, but bounced back for wins of 25-13, 25-19, and 25-19.
“The team was low energy and definitely had trouble getting their serves over the first set,” said Waverly coach Charity Meyers. “They really didn’t start playing until the second set.
“We need to walk into our matches with high energy and ready to play,” she added.
Sophomore Paighten Streeter led Waverly with 19 service points, including eight aces, four digs, and one block, while sophomore Peyton Shaw had 10 points (three aces), three kills, and two digs, and senior Sydney Nierstedt had nine points (three aces), and six kills.
Freshman Lillie Kirk had eight points (two aces), six kills and five digs in the win, while junior Michaela Lauper had three points (two aces), 14 digs, 11 setter assists, and four kills, 8th-grader Brilynn Belles added three points and seven digs, sophomore Erica Ryck had three kills, two digs, and seven assists, and sophomore Mia Bakley chipped in with four digs.
Waverly, now 3-1, hosts Tioga Wednesday.
JV: Waverly swept the junior varsity match, 3-0, winning by sores on 25-14, 25-15, and 25-16.
Ashlen Croft led Waverly with 15 points, including 10 aces, Maddy Olmsted had eight points (five aces), three assists, two kills, and two digs, Maddie Farnham registered eight points, including five aces, Makena Pike had six points — all aces, Natalie Lauper added five points (four aces), and Meghan Apgar chipped in with five points and three digs.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.