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November 9, 2013

Lockport will take on Fairport today in state FWR

Whalen's boys volleyball Lions taking on a similar type team in many ways.

CLIFTON SPRINGS, N.Y. —

A pair of high school boys volleyball programs with interesting similarities will meet this afternoon for a chance to advance to the state tournament pool play and finals next Friday.
The Section VI-champion Lockport Lions will take on the Section V-champion Fairport Red Raiders at 4 p.m. today at Midlakes High School in the state’s Far West Regionals. The winner will compete in the state tourney finals at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Nov. 15.
Head coach John O’Dell’s No. 2 Red Raiders made history on Thursday by defeating top-seeded McQuaid 25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 25-22 at Webster Schroeder High School to win the Section V Class A title, their first sectional championship in program history.
Head coach Joe Whalen’s No. 2 Lions also made history this week, claiming their first-ever Section VI Class A title with a straight-set, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 victory Wednesday over No. 5 Frontier at Hamburg High School.
Fairport, like Lockport, features a senior-laden roster with 12 on the team (The Lions have 11 seniors), led by 6-3 senior setter Mitch Kennedy, who was named Most Valuable Player of the V Tournament, recording 25 assists in the finals.
Topping the Red Raiders in kills against the three-pete-champion Knights were 6-5 junior outside hitter Jamie Wolmering (18 kills) and 6-3 senior middle hitter Josh Holm (14 kills).
Whalen said despite the similarities, there are significant differences in the two programs and two sections for that matter.
“In Section V, they play a much more aggressive serving type of game than we do here in Section VI. Everyone jump serves. We have a lot more float servers in our league and on our team,” said Whalen, who witnessed the V title match in person. “Fairport has a real good serving team. That will be one of our challenges — to meet their serving with good passing. They have some height as well. They don’t have anyone as tall as Jason (Lockport’s 6-8 middle hitter Donorovich), but they have a couple of good players with height.”

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