Broadalbin-Perth girls’ volleyball sweeps past Gloversville

Broadalbin-Perth's Jillian Sanford goes to the floor to save a point against Gloversville on Thursday.
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Broadalbin-Perth's Jillian Sanford goes to the floor to save a point against Gloversville on Thursday.

BROADALBIN — Through its first six matches this season, the Broadalbin-Perth volleyball team had dropped just four sets in going 5-1.

The Patriots continued their early-season success Thursday, posting a 3-0 victory over Gloversville in a Foothills Council match.

B-P won by scores of 25-11, 25-5 and 25-18.

“I’m extremely proud of how we played tonight,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Kayla Twardzik said. “It was a great team win. It was a super-balanced effort.”

Camille Calderone had 15 service points, six aces and six kills for the Patriots, while Sami Westfall finished with 11 service points and four aces. Haley Tomlinson registered seven service points, five aces and three kills for Broadalbin-Perth (6-1 overall, 6-1 Foothills), and Jordyn Sowle added seven kills.

Allie Salvione had six assists for Gloversville (2-5 overall, 2-5 Foothills), Zoie Tesi had five kills, and Marisa Dygon added eight digs.

“Our service game hurt us all night long,” Gloversville coach Duane Hicks said. “[Broadalbin-Perth] is a good team and you can make the mistakes we made against them. We have some things to work on for sure.”

In the opening set, the Huskies made five service errors while the Patriots got a five-point service run from Jillian Sanford and a six-point run from Westfall. The runs turned what had been a 6-6 score into a 25-11 first-set victory for B-P.

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“We played a clean game,” Twardzik said. “Our passing and service games were all on tonight. Our hitters also made smart choices and we played great defense.”

Things went from bad to worse for Gloversville in the second set as the Patriots jumped out to a quick 4-0 advantage that snowballed into a 20-3 lead.

B-P got a nine-point service run from Calderone on its way to a 25-5 set win and a 2-0 lead.

“They served us out of the gym for sure,” Hicks said.

In the third set, Gloversville scored as many points in the first seven points of the set as it did in the entirety of the second set, taking an early 5-2 lead.

A three-point run by Calderone helped the Patriots pull even at 6-6.

The Patriots steadily pulled away from there as they went to clinch the sweep with a 25-18 victory in the third set.

It was the third straight win for B-P and the third straight loss for Gloversville.

The Huskies last two matches before Thursday were five-set losses to Amsterdam and Hudson Falls

“We have to learn that we don’t have the win until we earn the win,” Hicks said. “We’ve lost a couple of close matches that could have gone our way but didn’t. We have goals and we’ve got to get going to reach them.”

Both teams are scheduled to travel to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Cider Challenge on Saturday.

“We’re so excited,” Twardzik said. “We’re always up for competition and we’re going to see some good teams there. It’s going to be a day of learning.”

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