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By Craig Braack

Stewart gets shutout as Jasper-Troupsburg beats GV/Belfast soccer, 1-0; Canisteo-Greenwood volleyball sweeps GV/Belfast

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By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor,

TROUPSBURG — The Genesee Valley/Belfast girls’ soccer team produced a large amount of fire across the field over the road on Tuesday, launching shots one after another at the Jasper-Troupsburg net. Fortunately for the Lady Wildcats, they were up for the challenge on defense.

As for their offense, consistency would pay a ton of dividends.

The Lady Wildcats used their consistency to their advantage. With the door beginning to close in the second half, they would open it back up again with the game’s lone goal — one of just two shots recorded in the entire 80 minute contest, as they held on all the way until the end to pick up the 1-0 shutout at home.

Emily McCaig was responsible for giving Jasper-Troupsburg the victory during the early stages of the second half, finding the back of the net on a solo rush into the Genesee Valley/Belfast (5-2) net just over six minutes after the kick at center to give them a lead that was threatened, but never lost to secure the win.

Despite the loss, Genesee Valley/Belfast heavily outshot the Lady Wildcats by a 15-2 total count. All 15 saves were stopped by Kahley Stewart in between the posts for the hosts, while Ashley Burrows made one stop on the other end for the visitors.

Volleyball: Canisteo-Greenwood 3, GV/B 0

BELMONT — For the second time this season, a dominant performance put on by Canisteo-Greenwood set the tone on Tuesday over the road, as they powered their way towards another straight-set victory against host Genesee Valley/Belfast, exiting town with a 3-0 sweep in their back pocket.

Set scores were not made available upon publication.

Genesee Valley/Belfast (0-6) was led by the offense of Madison McKenzie, who scored a team-high seven kills and one ace. Setter Cassidy Hand chipped in with eight assists, pairing them with two kills, two aces and two denials.

“I think we have been playing much better and I can see improvement in our abilities,” said GV/Belfast coach Darren Bradt. “I am excited to see where we go next. Every game was close, and we established leads. We just need to sure up some mistakes to get us over the edge. It will be a tough game Thursday against Wellsville but I’m excited to see how we rise up to the challenge.”

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