Sydenham Golden Eagles rallied nicely from their first defeat of the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association season Thursday, defeating the Frontenac Falcons 3-1 in a match played in Sydenham.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, they remain second in the league standings, after the Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers travelled to Sharbot Lake and took a 3-0 win away from their match with the Granite Ridge Gryphons.
The Panthers won the match 25-12, 25-25, 25-18, with left side Jocie Breton delivering 14 service points, including four aces, while middle Celeste Rook recording five blocks.
Regi assumed first place Tuesday when it pinned a 3-1 defeat on the Golden Eagles, Sydenham’s first loss of the season. Both teams are now 9-1, but Regi will retain first place in any tie-breaking scenario at the end of the season.
That’s probably where both teams will stay, since the league’s top four teams are now finished playing each other. Holy Cross moved back into third place Thursday with a 3-1 win over the Bayridge Blazers. The Crusaders are now tied with KC at 8-2, but they hold that tie-breaker advantage thanks to their regular-season win over the Blues.
Holy Cross lost its two games to Regi and Sydenham; KC, though it handed Regi its only loss to date, lost to both Holy Cross and Sydenham.
Fifth-place Frontenac, its three-match win streak having been snapped Thursday, stands at 7-3. The Falcons lost their games to KC, Holy Cross and Sydenham. Frontenac holds the only potentially disruptive wild card, however. The Falcons will play at Regi when the regular schedule resumes after exams on Feb. 9.
In other senior girls matches played Thursday, the La Salle Black Knights won their second match in a row, 3-0 over Mille-Iles, and the Ernestown Eagles defeated the Napanee Golden Hawks 3-1.