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Section II volleyball championship matches set for Friday, Saturday

Section II volleyball championship matches set for Friday, Saturday

Boys' matches at Rensselaer, girls' matches at Saratoga
Section II volleyball championship matches set for Friday, Saturday
Burnt Hills is seeking its 18th consecutive area title.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

​Section II’s seven volleyball championships will be decided in a two-day stretch starting Friday.

Here are a few things to know ahead of this year’s championship matches.

THE SCHEDULE

Friday will see both area boys’ championships decided in matches at Rensselaer, while two girls’ championship matches will be played at Saratoga Springs.

At Rensselaer, a 5 p.m. Division 2 championship match will feature CBA and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, while a 7 p.m. Division 1 championship match will pit Shenendehowa vs. Bethlehem.

At Saratoga Springs, Lake George will face Fonda-Fultonville in a 5 p.m. Class C championship match, and Argyle will take on Galway in a 7 p.m. Class D final.

Saturday will see back-to-back-to-back girls’ championship matches at Saratoga Springs. At 3 p.m., Broadalbin-Perth will take on Holy Names for the Class B championship. A 5 p.m. match between Shenendehowa and Niskayuna will decide the Class AA title. Finally, a 7 p.m. showdown between Burnt Hills and Queensbury will determine this year’s Class A winner.

TOP SEEDS ROLL

Only two of the 14 teams competing for championships recorded an upset along the way during the postseason.

Every team competing in the championship matches are either a No. 1 or No. 2 seed besides Fonda and Queensbury, which are both No. 3 seeds.

Burnt Hills and CBA advanced to the Division 2 boys’ final without having to play any other postseason matches.

STREAKS ON THE LINE

On the boys’ side, Shenendehowa has won the last four Division 1 championships and Burnt Hills has secured six consecutive Division 2 titles.

In girls’ competition, Shenendehowa has won nine consecutive Section II championships, Burnt Hills has won 17 in a row and Broadalbin-Perth is looking to repeat. In Class C and Class D, a new champion will be crowned this year.​​

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