The Panthers made some adjustments and they paid off.
After some lineup changes heading into the third set, the Port Byron volleyball team rallied from a two set deficit to beat Christian Brothers Academy 3-2 in Port Byron Thursday night. The final set scores were 18-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23 and 25-19.
For Panthers coach Stacie Hirsh, it came down to a different rotation and her senior leadership stepping up.
"The minute we got done with two, our seniors were like 'OK, we're going five.' No hesitation. Just 'We're going five,'" Hirsh said. "Then we went five."
Rileigh Gray recorded 19 assists, five kills and five aces and a kill for the Panthers, while Jessica Suslik added 14 digs and a pair of kills. Emily Ryan tallied six assists, five kills, four digs, three blocks and an ace, and Nadia Edley had six kills, three blocks, three aces, two assists and a dig.
Port Byron (2-1) travels to Cato-Meridian on Tuesday.
Weedsport 3, Faith Heritage 1: The Warriors won the first two sets 26-24, dropped the third 21-25 but recovered in the fourth 25-19.
Tiana Kreydatus had 12 digs and five aces, while Taylor Hunter chipped in 11 assists, four aces and three kills. Haley VanLuven had seven assists, a dig, a kill and an ace, and Alena Manchester finished with seven kills.
Weedsport (2-2) hits the road to take on Fabius-Pompey on Tuesday.
Baldwinsville 81, Auburn 63: Against a tough B'ville team, the Maroons came within five in the fourth quarter but the Bees were able to put it away.
Kaleb Cook led the Maroons with 31 points, including a pair of 3s. He finished 11-for-14 from the free-throw line. Shaheed Beal just missed a double-double, recording 15 points and nine rebounds. Jay Baranick was another highlight, hitting three straight 3s in the third quarter to keep Auburn close.
The Maroons (0-3) are home against Fulton Tuesday.
Union Springs/Port Byron's girls picked up a sweep over Watkins Glen, and the Wolves' high scorers were Colleen Jump's 552, Alexis Colbert's 514, Keri Jesmer's 486, Makayla Smith's 457, and Jada Kimball's 447.
US/PB's boys did not obtain a point against Watkins Glen, but top scorers were Mitchell Hamel with a 573, Matthew Ward's 453, Thomas Radley's 435, and James Casbarro's 434.