Penfield girls volleyball tops Mercy in tight four-set match

High School Sports

Patriots bounce back from only loss of the season

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — In last week’s initial New York Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, Penfield was ranked third in the state and Mercy was an honorable mention.

On Monday, the two teams met and the Patriots were able to come away with a close four-set win.

Penfield was able to squeak out wins in the first two sets 25-23 while Mercy took the third 25-16.

The fourth set was a back-and-forth battle that was tied at 21, but the Patriots pulled away with the 25-23 win.

The Patriots were led by offensively Ana Gutman who had eleven kills. Ella Dorritie had ten kills and seven blocks, and Cassie Thayse racked up nine kills and ten digs. Kaitlyn Jewett dished out 37 assists.

For Mercy, Ryle Bergerson had ten kills, Anna Lynch had six, while Janaa Smith tallied 38 assists.

Penfield moves to 8-1 on the year, bouncing back from their only loss of the season, a defeat to top-ranked Victor.

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