Hartford sports round-up, Nov. 3, 2022

Hartford plays tough but loses

By Keith Harrington

The Hartford volleyball team knew it had a tall task in front of it on Friday evening, facing a Lake George team that was not only unbeaten and only dropped one set all season, but the team had lost a pair of matches to the Warriors.

The young rebuilding Tanagers did not go down without a fight, but still were swept 3-0 by top-seeded Lake George in the Section II Class C quarterfinals at Lake George High School.

Set scores were 25-17, 25-20, 25-16.

Hartford played arguably one of its best matches of the season. It was certainly the most competitive the Tanagers had been against Lake George, leading at various times in each set.

However, the Warriors were just too talented and too experienced for Hartford to overcome.

Evie Burke led Lake George with 26 assists, seven kills and eight digs. Grace York added 23 digs for the Warriors. Angelina Minnear chipped in 11 digs and 10 kills.

For Hartford, Cailin Severance had 15 digs. Raeghan Liebig contributed six kills.

Lake George moved to 17-0 with the win. The Warriors will meet #4 Maple Hill in the semifinals Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Hudson Falls.

Hartford finishes the season 11-10.

The Tanagers met Fort Edward Wednesday night in the opening round. Despite sweeping the Flying Forts during the regular season Hartford certainly couldn’t take anything for granted. The Flying Forts came into sectional play peaking at the right time and were coming off an upset over Argyle.

The Tanagers made sure they didn’t look past their first-round sectional opponent as they defeated Fort Edward 3-1 in the opening round of the Class D tournament.

Set scores 25-18, 16-25, 25-19, 25-20 victory.

Addison Potts filled up the scoresheet for Hartford, ending the match with 13 kills, five aces and three blocks.

Liebig contributed 11 kills, three aces and 10 digs for the Tanagers. Cassie Wade had a strong match with 21 assists and 10 digs.

Natalie Durkee once again paced Fort Edward with five aces, 10 points, six kills, 22 assists and eight digs. Haley Saunders chipped in one ace, three points, six kills and 17 digs. Lynelle Colvin had four points, five kills, two assists and 19 digs. Ollie Cutler had two aces, eight points, seven kills and 13 digs.

Hartford was 11-9 after the victory. Fort Edward closed the season 7-9.

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