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Patriots advance to regional volleyball final

Noelle Miller of AuSable Valley attacks for the Lady Patriots.

Noelle Miller of AuSable Valley attacks for the Lady Patriots. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The AuSable Valley girls varsity volleyball team is headed back to the Class C regional finals and a matchup with Section II power Voorheesville Nov. 9.

The Lady Patriots scored wins of 25-13, 25-19 and 25-17 over Potsdam out of Section X to advance Nov. 6,

"Tonight we had a great team effort," head coach Sandra Hoey said. "We are trying to peak when it counts and tonight showed us how to play after a very long bus trip."

AuSable Valley, 18-1, will get back on the bus Saturday en route to Gloversville, where they will play 19-0 Voorheesville.

"We have had strong support from our fans and we will give it our best shot on Saturday," Hoey said. "We are ready."

Noelle Miller finished with nine digs, seven kills and three aces, while Miranda Sheffer had nine digs, eight assists, seven kills and two aces; Mirrissa O'Niell added nine assists, six kills, four digs and two aces; Lindsay Brown had seven digs, five kills, four aces and one block; Alexandra Lincoln had four digs; Jocelyn Racette three digs and one assist; and Lindsay Christian one dig.

Shelby Bourgeois, who returned from injury, added one kill.

"This was one of the first times that we had a full team of 13 in a while," Hoey said.

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