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Girls volleyball: Voorheesville struggles at state tournament

Blackbirds fail to get out of pool play as they say good-bye to senior class

Voorheesville's Caroline Bablin sends the ball past a Mattituck player during Saturday's Class C pool play match at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Championships at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Voorheesville's Caroline Bablin sends the ball past a Mattituck player during Saturday's Class C pool play match at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Championships at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— Voorheesville was shorthanded at the state tournament, as junior hitter Nicole Brower was still recovering from a bout of appendicitis. Michalski had freshman Lauren Mackey fill in for Brower.

"I think the level competition is a lot higher at this level, and asking a freshman to play in a situation like this is tough," said Michalski. "She's done a great job for us, but it's still tough."

"It's been difficult, but there's been a lot of girls who stepped up for us today," added Bjork. "The energy has been very good."

Though their careers ended shy of the state finals, Bablin and Bjork said they were happy to be in Glens Falls one more time.

"It's a great accomplishment just to get here," said Bjork.

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