HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Class A girls volleyball playoffs got started on Tuesday afternoon with the four seed Hamburg Bulldogs hosting the five seed Williamsville South Billies.
Early in the first, Grace Kusmierz serves up her second ace in a row to give the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead.
A few minutes later, Madison Musty sets up Madelyn Harrison who goes up for the kill. Billies can’t return it, it’s now 8-7 Hamburg.
This one stayed close throughout the first!! Haley Marchewka gets an ace for the Billies to bring the set to 11-10.
Late in the first, Bulldogs set up Reese Chudoba for the hit but Evelyn Sieber goes up and over the net to block the ball down to the floor. Will South takes a 20-17 lead.
Set point for the Billies, Marchewka sets up Victoria Nalbach for the kill. Hamburg can’t return it, and Will South takes the first set 25-21.
But Hamburg puts together a rally after and wins the final three sets to beat the Billies 3-2. The Bulldogs advance to the Class A semifinals where they will face 1 seed Grand Island on Thursday.