CORNING - Corning opened its season with a 3-0 victory over Maine-Endwell Tuesday in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference volleyball contest.

 

Down 9-2 in the first set, the Hawks rallied to outscore the Spartans 23-9 to take the first set 25-18.

 

"First game jitters got the best of them in the first few minutes of the first set," Corning head coach Amber Freelove said. "For them to pull themselves out of a deficit like that is huge. Once they started playing their game they couldn't be stopped."

 

Corning kept the pressure on the next two sets, winning 25-22 and 25-20.

 

Sadie Sharkey led the Hawks with 15 kills, Olivia Tanneberger had eight kills, Alexa Waksmunski registered six kills and Kristen McIntosh added two kills. Emma Keeler posted 15 digs for the Hawks and Jenna DiNardo contributed 10 digs.

 

The win is head coach Amber Freelove's first league win as head coach of the Corning Hawks.

 

“These girls work hard on and off the court every single day,” said Freelove. “I am fortunate enough to have athletes the athletes that I do coming into my first year. This is the first win for all of us and the beginning of more to come.”

 

Corning (1-0) will travel to Vestal at 7 p.m. Thursday in its next contest.