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Lake George 3,

Schuylerville 0

LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George varsity volleyball team left its 2010 season perfect Sept. 13 after defeating Schuylerville in a 3-0 shutout.

In the effort, Erin Blunt tallied five kills and seven digs as Lake George, 2-0 overall, demonstrated their power in the series, recording 25-13, 25-22, and 25-17.

Teammate Amanda Chambers showed her talent behind the baseline by tallying 14 service points and two aces.

Warrior Kelly Flaherty showed her versatility with four kills, 10 service points and two aces. Katy Munzenmaier contributed five service points and four aces; and Setter Courtney Casey kept the ball placed well for teammates, with her eight assists for the Warriors.

Coach Cathy Stanilka said her players were working hard to build skills and teamwork with an eye on claiming the Adirondack League championship, following in the footsteps of 2009 predecessors. Stanilka, who has guided 12 of her volleyball teams since 1990 to the state championship tournament, said prospects this year look good.

"We're young, we have new players, and we're trying to see what gels," she said. "But we're coming together as a team."

Hartford 3,

Lake George 1

HARTFORD - The Warriors volleyball team launched their 2010 Adirondack League season in traditional style, defeating Hartford 3-1 Sept. 10.

Lake George mustered their newly-honed skills to hold the Tanagers back, with game scores of 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, and 25-18.

Courtney Casey showed good teamwork as she accomplished 15 assists and 12 points.

Kelly Flaherty demonstrated good placement and timing with her nine kills and a block, Amanda Chambers had six kills and five points and Chelsea Sipowicz showed her will-to-win with 25 digs.

Hadley-Luzerne 3,

Warrensburg 0

WARRENSBURG - The Burgher volleyball team showed some solid skills and considerable improvement over recent years as they stayed alive in a matchup against Hadley-Luzerne, which the Eagles won 25-14, 25-21 and 25-7.

Hadley-Luzerne's Ashleigh Bourdeau had 12 aces and seven kills in the series.

Cheyenne Palmateer led the Burghers with five aces and five digs. Katie Riddle recorded one ace, three assists and one dig and Autumn Smith tallied three digs.

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