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2009 Semi Final
Penfield vs Fairport
No. 2 Penfield 25-25-25, No. 6 Fairport 14-17-22
Matt Sutherland had 14 kills and Joey Accorso added five kills for the Patriots (19-2), who have won the past three Class A titles.
Penfield has played McQuaid five out of the past six seasons in the finals.
Paul Syta had 27 assists for the Red Raiders (14-7).
The crowds at Webster Schroeder were fantastic for both finals, but especially for Penfield v. McQuaid. These schools are familiar foes, with the Patriots and Knights facing off in five of the last six championships. McQuaid got the best of Penfield in 2004 and 2005 while Penfield won in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
It was an exciting night in the world of high school volleyball, as Victor claimed its second straight Class B crown while Penfield swept rival McQuaid for its fourth consecutive Class A title.
While Penfield (20-2) is a dominant program, a funny thing happened to these Patriots en route to the title: they lost to a Section V team. Twice. After not having lost to an area opponent since 2006 — a span of 50-plus matches, Penfield dropped back-to-back decisions to Rush-Henrietta and Victor, but senior outside hitter David Evans said those losses motivated Penfield to play harder, and it showed Tuesday night. Penfield brought its “A” serving game, as Evans, Cody Wiktorski and Ryan Dangler were accurate and precise with their serves.