Kingston earns berth in Sec­tion 9 ti­tle match

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

Kingston ad­vanced to its first Sec­tion 9 vol­ley­ball fi­nal in 17 years by sweeping Pine Bush in the Class AA semis.

Kingston High’s vol­ley­ball team is back in a Sec­tion 9 fi­nal, earn­ing its first cham­pi­onship berth in 17 years with a sweep of two-time de­fend­ing Class AA cham­pion Pine Bush.

Kingston, which swept the Lady Bush­men two weeks ago, dom­i­nated the semi­fi­nal 25-19, 25-16, 25-22. It was the 10th con­sec­u­tive vic­tory for the Tigers, who have a 13-5 record head­ing into Sun­day’s noon ti­tle match at Mount Saint Mary Col­lege.

Tori Boulay had a dou­ble-dou­ble with 21 as­sists, 10 digs, two kills, one ace to lead the Tigers.

Kingston had solid per­for­mances all-around from Shan­non Bonewit (10 kills, two blocks, six digs, one ace), Suzy Boulay (14 digs, two aces, one kill) Jaid Har­rell (nine kills, four blocks, two digs), Tori Ost (10 digs, two aces, one kill), Grace Lon­gendyke (five kills, one block, one dig, one as­sist), Ash­ley Hintz (five digs, two aces), Syd­ney Jankowski (four kills, three digs) and Ashly Costello (two digs).

Pine Bush, which reached the state fi­nal last year, was

led by Court­ney Geb­hardt (10 kills, two blocks, eight digs), Jesa Mon­timur­row (10 digs, three as­sists) and Monet King (six kills, three

blocks). Class A Wal­lkill 3, Sauger­ties 0

At Sauger­ties, Wal­lkill clinched a spot in the Class A fi­nals with a 25-21, 25-10, 25-23 vic­tory over the Sawyers.

The Pan­thers take on 11-time de­fend­ing cham­pion

Corn­wall for the ti­tle 6 p.m. Sun­day at Mount Saint Mary.

Ju­lia Fan­ning dis­trib­uted 25 as­sists and dealt five aces, Rachael Colombo dom­i­nated at the net with 12 kills, five blocks and four digs and Madi­son Dem­broski had seven aces, six

kills and three digs to lead the (13-3) Pan­thers.

Dar­ian Wood (seven digs, three kills, one block), Michelle Melville (six as­sists, three kills) and Sammy Schatzel (three kills, three digs) paced Sauger­ties, which fin­ished the sea­son with a 9-4 record.

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