continued “The plan is to win two more games,” McAuliffe said.
The Beekmantown Eagles were not as fortunate Nov. 12, falling to Section II/Class B schools Schalmont (girls) and Broadalbin-Perth (boys).
The girls team played through the first 71 minutes scoreless before Schalmont scored and was able to keep the Lady Eagles off the scoreboard. Lauren O’Connor made 15 saves in net for Beekmantown.
In the boys game, Broadalbin-perth scored the first two goals in the first half before Austin Burl scored on a Brenden Carnright assist in the 46th minute to cut the lead in half. However, the Patriots scored the final three goals of the game in eliminating the Eagles with a 5-1 victory.
Derek Olsen made 12 saves in the loss.
Volleyball season ends in VII
The Beekmantown Eagles rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and deciding game against Johnstown, but were unable to cap the comeback in falling in the Class B regional title match by scores of 25-22, 25-22, 13-25, 21-25, 25-18 Nov. 12.
“In the first two games, we just did not play our game,” Beekmantown head coach Shana Fessette-Hileman said. “In the third game, you saw Beekmantown volleyball.”
Fessette-Hileman said that errors were the difference, and that her team made too many at key times early in the match.
“We needed to take one of those first two games,” Fessette-Hileman said. “The girls worked hard from the beginning of the season until now, and we are excited for the future.”
Kendra LaFountain had 33 digs in the game, while Chelsey Besaw added 18 digs, Kiana Archer had 40 assists, Molly Sorrell 11 kills and Shannon Ryan 13 kills, nine digs and six blocks.
In the Class C title game, Voorheesville scored a 25-6, 25-5, 25-8 sweep over the AuSable Valley Patriots.
Jacquie Hoey had 12 digs for the Patriots, while Belle O’Toole had six digs and Noelle Miller had five digs along with Miranda O’Neill.
In Class D, Hartford scored wins of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-18 against the Northern Adirondack Bobcats to advance to the Final Four.
Tessa King had 11 digs and seven kills for the Bobcats, while Ariel Fillion had 13 digs and eight assists, Shonni Velasquez had 15 digs and Emma Trombley had seven assists.