Bishop Verot head volleyball coach Jeremy Ridgeo says his team is dealing with illnesses across the roster. Judging by a 25-14, 25-9, 25-17 victory over district foe Oasis on Tuesday night, a full-strength Viking club could be a handful for 4A teams come postseason play.
“Our serve game was really solid tonight, and while we’re a bit banged up and dealing with this team illness going around, we’ve been just trying to stay competitive as we try to get back to full strength.” Ridgeo said.
Honoring Elise Brauch and Niki Sabatino on Senior Night, the Vikings (19-2, 5-0) made quick work of Oasis in the first set, scoring 13 of the first 15 points and took the set on a Shark service error.
The second set saw a tighter start, but the Vikings scored 12 straight points from 5-5 to take command and would take the set on Oasis error.
The Sharks (7-10, 1-3) held an advantage in set three at 11-8, but Bishop Verot ran off eight consecutive points. The Vikings would take the match on a kill by Melissa Becker.
Bishop Verot has only lost twice, both coming at in-season tournaments to Calvalry Christian (10-2), and to one of the area’s strongest teams, Evangelical Christian (19-3). The Vikings took down the Sentinels earlier in the year, and Ridgeo feels his team is well-tested as the district tournament approaches.
“We always would like to end the season better than we began. Our girls have worked really hard and our practices have been much more competitive with our roster depth this season. We scheduled tough teams because you never know who you’ll see down the road, and we hope we’re fortunate enough to go down that road in the postseason.” Ridgeo said.
With only two seniors, a strong junior class comprises the majority of the Viking attack. Ridgeo noted the play of Mindie Mabry and Alyssa Collins, but is hopeful to have the return of injured setter Teya Leonard soon.
“One of the biggest things for us this season has been having a larger roster than in the past, and that’s enabled us to practice better. It’s been a big difference and it’s given us a leg up over other teams that may not have that luxury. I’m happy with where we stand right now.” Ridgeo said.
Mabry led the Vikings with 12 kills. Allison Gerlach accounted for 24 assists, and Collins had 11 digs.
Fort Myers 4, Riverdale 1: Andrew Meece led the Green Wave with a 245, while Billy Genevrino rolled a 278 for the Raiders.
Cypress Lake 5, Dunbar 0: Corbett Raker rolled a 232 for Cypress Lake. Dunbar’s Alex Gibb rolled a 125.
North Fort Myers 3, Ida Baker 2: Casey McGee was North’s (8-1) high bowler with a score of 253. Skyler led the Bulldogs (8-1) with a 200.
Island Coast 4, Mariner 1: Island Coast’s Wyatt Smith had the high traditional game of 268. Jayme Kenyon had the high traditional game of 209 for Mariner.
South Fort Myers 5, Estero 0: Michael Annunziato was South’s high bowler with a 179 followed closely by Martin Bratton with a 172. Christian Kouskouris rolled a 135 for Estero.
Fort Myers 5, Riverdale 0 (forfeit): Elizabeth Nargi led all bowlers with a 170.
Cypress Lake 4, Dunbar 1: Natalie Wilson led Cypress Lake with a 152. Dunbar’s Jessica Beson had a score of 137.
North Fort Myers 5, Ida Baker 0: Loren Bellantoni led the Red Knights with a 202. Baker’s Brittany Emme led the Bulldogs with a 198
Island Coast 3, Mariner 2: Kyndall Snyder had the high traditional game of 185 for Island Coast. Mariner’s Amanda Rodriguez had the high traditional game of 144.
South Fort Myers 0, Estero 5: Wolfpack’s Makayla Krohse rolled the high score of 125. Estero’s Erin Reedy also rolled a 125.
2015 Maverick Invitational
At Jacaranda East, Par 71
Columbus 301, Gulf Coast 302, Archbishop McCarthy 304, Sebring 304, Gulliver 305, Pine Crest 307, Bishop Verot 307, Clearwater Central 316, St. Andrews 317, University 318, Belen 318, Douglas 329, Ransom-Everglades 329, West Broward 339, Pines Charter 375, Westminster Christian 377.
Bishop Verot: Freshman Blake Wheeler and Senior Cole Connor tied for ninth place shooting a 75.
Evangelical Christian 160, Fort Myers 174
At Verandah Country Club, Par 36.
ECS: Shane Reynolds 34, Nick Partipilo 40, Kory Keel 41, Jarred Jordan 45.
Fort Myers: Landon Weber 38, Luke Hanbor 43, Hayden Clarke 45, Josh Mesmer 48.
Bishop Verot 178, St. John Neumann 232
Bishop Verot: Hallianne Hobson-36, Lauren Lockard-40, Claire Sattler-44, Caroline Snell-58, Rory Flemming-62.
SJN: Sydney Shrader-36, Veronica Beniitez-52, Kara Hamilton-73, Camie Renner-71, Britney Leroy-74.
Canterbury d. SFCA 25-19, 25-18, 25-21: The Cougar’s (16-3) Carolina Flaharty collected eight kills, three aces and three blocks. Hana Keith had 10 kills and two aces and Emma Hofstetter grabbed 18 assists, eight digs and two aces for Canterbury. SFCA’s Ally Frith led the team with 10 kills.
Mariner d. Dunbar 25-10, 25-16, 25-6: Mariner’s Samantha Smith had 10 service points and three kills, while Alivia Olsen collected 15 assists.
LaBelle d. Gateway 25-13, 25-4, 25-8: LaBelle’s Macy O’Ferrell tallied 16 service points and eight aces, while Maura Lofton grabbed 19 assists.
ECS d. ODA 25-6, 25-10, 25-9: Emily Moore collected seven kills and seven digs while Caroline Forster grabbed seven kills for the Sentinels.
NFM d. Lemon Bay 25-15, 25-7, 25-22: Sophomore Kyleigh Jackson grabbed seven kills for the Red Knights. North’s Madison Prusak tallied 11 kills and nine digs, while Mattie Booth collected 10 kills.
Ida Baker d. Port Charlotte 11-25, 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13: Amanda Gross tallied five aces, 23 kills and 29 digs and Alicia Marzullo followed with three aces, 16 kills and 18 digs for the Bulldogs.
Fort Myers d. Riverdale 25-13, 26-24, 25-40: Erin Gear tallied 29 assists, five aces and two blocks for The Green Wave followed by Alayna Ryan with 17 kills two blocks and 10 digs. Callie Longo led Riverdale with 13 kills and Cortney Wilson had 15 digs.
Estero d. SFM 25-13, 25-14, 25-19: Estero’s Lily Ciaramitaro led with 11 kills and three aces, while Marley Garner notched 25 digs and Dana Kahle had 12 assists and three aces. South’s Sophia Gonzalez tallied two aces and two kills while Patrizia Vila and Gabby Cooper both had seven digs.
E. Lee d. Lehigh 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18: Junior Aurora Cervantes led the Jaguars with 12 kills. East Lee’s Taylor Carman added 10 kills and 4 aces while senior Mariah Torres dished out 25 assists.
Riverdale 47, Barron Collier: 200 Medley Relay: Barron Collier 1:50.51; 200 Free: (BC) 1:59.81; 200 IM: (BC) 2:08.78; 50 Free: (RIV) 24.15; 100 Fly: (BC) 57.87; 100 Free: (BC) 53.91; 500 Free: (BC) 4:59.81; 200 Free Relay: (RIV) 1:42.19; 100 Back: (BC) 59.19; 100 Breast: (BC) 1:10.22; 400 Free Relay: (BC) 3:38.71.
Cape Coral 100, Fort Myers 70: 200 Medley Relay: Cape Coral 1:53.12; 200 Free: Jack Pellegrino (CC) 1:51.47; 200 IM: Steven Rua (CC) 2:10.62; 50 Free: Matt Lucker (FM) 24.50; 100 Fly: Jack Pellegrino (CC) 58.66; 100 Free: Matt Lucker (FM) 52.12; 500 Free: Clay Reimenschneider (FM) 5:04.06; 200 Free Relay: (CC) 1:45.25; 100 Back: Cameron Dolly (FM) 1:01.09; 100 Breast: Jonah Martinez (CC) 1:09.72; 400 Free Relay: Fort Myers 3:35.16
Riverdale 90, Barron Collier 86: 200 Medley Relay: Riverdale 1:59.10; 200 Free: Valeiera (BC) 2:04.78; 200 IM: Garner (BC) 2:18.38; 50 Free: White (RIV) 25.32; 100 Fly: Valeiera (BC) 1:03.78; 100 Free: Reina (RIV) 1:01.56; 500 Free: Brennan (BC) 5:54.84; 200 Free Relay: (BC) 1:53.56; 100 Back: Shepherd (RIV) 1:06.41; 100 Breast: White (RIV) 1:10.28; 400 Free Relay: (RIV) 3:55.25; Diving: Sekula (RIV) 142.70.
Cape Coral 104, Fort Myers 81: 200 Medley Relay: Cape Coral 2:05.78; 200 Free: Kendall Brent (FM) 1:56.93; 200 IM: Savannah Bowser (CC) 2:18.25; 50 Free: Alex Griffith (FM) 29.35; Diving: Megan Galbreath (CC) 253.80; 100 Fly: Savannah Bowser (CC) 1:02.97; 100 Free: Sam Hurley (CC); 500 Free: Kendall Brent (FM) 5:03.59; 200 Free Relay: (CC) 1:55.34; 100 Back: Madi Baron (FM) 1:07.29; 100 Breast: Sydney McMurray (FM) 1:16.37; 400 Free Relay: Fort Myers 4:09.25