Tigers volley

Alli Macensky records a kill during the Galeton Tigers sweep at home against Northern-Potter.

The Galeton Tigers volleyball team hosted Northern Potter Monday, Oct. 14 and put on a dominant display in one their last games of the season. The Tigers were able to pull off a sweep with scores of 25-9, 25-18 and 25-16 to put away the Northern Potter team on their home floor.

In the first set of action, the Tigers came out to ready to play, doing a great job of setting the pace for the game moving forward. Senior Maddie Sauley opened up the action with some remarkably strong serving, earning four aces in a row to help her team build a substantial lead.

Makenna Shuemaker also had a strong set, with some tough kills throughout to help push her team’s lead. The Tigers ended up with a big 25-9 victory that gave them an early 1-0 lead on Northern Potter.

The teams switched sides and got ready for their next set, where Galeton would face a bit more adversity than the previous one. The Northern Potter team got off to a hot start, building an early lead of 9-3 to open the set with Galeton making a few costly mistakes early.

But the Tigers continued to fight, rallying back to tie the score at 10-10 and give them some momentum moving forward. The Tigers were able to gain their first lead of the set, on a monsterous kill by Alexis Johnson that sent shockwaves through the gym and gave the Tigers confidence to finish strong in their second set. Johnson was a big contributor in the second set, and helped to lead the Tigers to an eventual 25-18 win going into the final set of action.

In the final set of action, the Tigers continued to roll, winning the set 25-16 after getting out to an early 9-4 lead to start and never looked back. Alexis Johnson continued to play well, leading her team to a win in the final set.

Johnson had an astounding three sets recording 14 kills, two blocks and three digs in the contest and was a strong contributor throughout. Alli Macenski continues her strong freshman year, and tallied six kills and three blocks and continues to be a force at the net for the Tigers squad.

In their next action, the Tigers pulled off their second straight sweep against the rival Port Allegany team on the road, to bring their record to 10-6 with only one game remaining on the season. The Tigers won by scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-9 in the win.

Macensky had another stellar performance, racking up 14 kills and five blocks during the contest. Johnson also tallied six kills, seven aces, two blocks and three digs. Shuemaker helped anchor the Tigers defense ,recording an oustanding 14 digs in the contest to lead the way for the Tigers.

Galeton has already secured a spot in districts and will know who they play after their final game this Monday, Oct. 21 and have a chance to push their record to 11-6 in a home matchup against Cameron County.