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Corry VB Tops Fairview While Raising Over $1,000 for Avery’s Pawsitive Change Organization

The Corry volleyball team with its student section. Submitted photo

CORRY, Pa. – At its Pink Out game, Corry used 12 kills, two aces, and a block from Aubrey Chase to knock off visiting Fairview, 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-23).

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“What a wonderful night in the cool but loud Corry High School gym,” Corry head coach Kelly Goodsel said. “The large crowd helped us get a 3-set sweep, and, more importantly, raise over $1,000 for Avery Sontheimer and Avery’s Pawsitive Change Organization.

“Seniors Lakota Donaldson and Tayler Elchynski led the effort to support Avery and her organization. Avery, a 10th grader at Corry Area High School has been battling Ewing Sarcoma Cancer for the past two years but rather than
let it get her down, she has used it as motivation to start her own charity, Avery’s Pawsitive Change.”

In between the second and third set, the PA announcer informed the crowd that Loren Chase won
the Lottery Basket and teacher Melissa Turben won the 50/50 (who donated it back to Avery’s
Pawsitive Change). The team took pictures with Avery and Avery thanked the team and crowd for
raising over $1,000 for her charity.

Halle Albers added nine kills with Makenna Moore and Allison Sawyer each chipping in six kills for the Beavers. Moore also had nine digs.

Senior libero Tayler Elchynski led Corry with 12 digs and four service aces, and senior defensive specialist Lakota Donaldson had eight digs, with five of the digs coming in the crucial third set.

“It is always great to see the seniors perform on big nights (first home match, charity night, senior
night), and tonight was fun to watch,” Goodsel said. “I am really proud of how the charity night turned out and how the seniors played on a big night.”

Kendyll Chamberlin (18 set assists) and Payton McCray (16 set assists) ran the offense for Corry.


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