Afton/B-G/H/S 81, Norwich 75
AFTON – Afton/B-G/H/S defeated Norwich for the first time in the program’s long history, that despite winning just two of 11 events.
“We thought it would be a close meet,” said Makos coach Kevin Diefenbacher, who is a Norwich High School graduate and former assistant coach at NHS. “Norwich has a good front line, but we have depth. There were a lot of seconds and thirds, and we were right behind their top times.”
The turning point was a Makos one-two-three sweep in the 100-yard breaststroke that turned a two-point Norwich lead into an eight-point lead for the host team entering the final event.
Rob McLean won the breaststroke for Afton/B-G/H/S, and the Makos also captured the 200 freestyle relay.
Norwich’s Dan Wenzel, Trey Ostrom, Talon Schroeder, and Ryan Cambron picked up individual event victories.
The Makos (3-8) visit Sherburne-Earlville Thursday.
200 medley relay: (N) 2:00.46, Cambron, Wenzel, Reilly, Cruz. 200 free: (N) Dan Wenzel, 2:02.71. 200 IM: (N) Talon Schroeder, 2:22.68. 50 free: (N) Trey Ostrom, 24.90. Diving: not held. 100 fly: (N) Schroeder, 1:09.93. 100 free: (N) Ostrom, 55.76. 500 free: (N) Wenzel, 5:21.66. 200 free relay: (A) Jordan Cona, Shane Schneidau, Justin Miller, Steve Howe, 1:47.60. 100 back: (N) Ryan Cambron, 1:04.27. 100 breaststroke: (A) Rob McLean, 1:18.57. 400 free relay: (N) Wenzel, Cambron, Schroeder, Ostrom, 3:51.61.
Greene 3, Unadilla Valley 2
NEW BERLIN – Greene was able to overcome a two-set deficit to defeat UV in five games Tuesday, 24-26, 10-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.
Devyn Staley had 22 kills and eight aces, while Haley MacLaren picked up a season-high 32 assists for Greene.
On the UV side, Leslie Barnes racked up eight kills and Brooke Maynard was next with seven kills. Casey Markham was the top setter with 14 assists, and Torrie French served four aces.
UV hosts Unatego Thursday.
UV: Torrie French 4 aces, 2 blocks; Leslie Barnes, 8 kills; Brooke Maynard, 7 kills; Casey Markham, 14 assists; Michele Brown, 6 assists; Amanda Tumilowicz, 3 aces.
Greene: Devyn Staley, 22 kills, 8 aces; Haley MacLaren, 32 assists; Genna Farrell 15 kills, 5 blocks.
JV: UV won 2-1.
Maine-Endwell 5, Norwich 2
NORWICH – Maine-Endwell figured out the Tornado’s home lanes, and rolled over NHS the final two games to pick up the victory Tuesday.
Dustin Jenkins had the steadiest hand for Norwich tossing a 687 series, and Kevin Rooney added a 606. Norwich hosts Oneonta Thursday at Plaza Lanes.
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