ARGYLE — Saturday was a great day for the Argyle Scots, as they won their own tournament and saw coach Peggy Seese earn her 500th career win in the process.
Seese’s 500th came in the Scots’ 32-30, 25-20 win over Broadalbin-Perth in the semifinals. In the final, Argyle topped Adirondack League foe Lake George, 25-20, 25-27, 25-18. She is third on the all-time Section II wins list behind the retired Cathy Stanilka of Lake George, with 673 wins, and Burnt Hills’ Gary Bynon, who is approaching 700.
“It means I’ve been around a while,” Seese said of her landmark win. “It’s obviously an honor and, really, a tribute to all the teams I’ve coached.”
Seese is in her 27th year of coaching at Argyle.
Seese had decided not to cap scores in the tournament, instead going with the win-by-two-points rule, but she wasn’t expecting the 32-30 marathon against B-P.
“Late in that game I was thinking, ‘Geez, maybe I should have capped it,’ “ Seese said.
Lake George defeated Glens Falls in the other semifinal, 25-19, 25-16.
The all-tournament team consisted of Argyle’s Danielle Sill and Autumn Aubrey, Lake George’s Adriana Eigo and Abby Baertschi, Glens Falls’ Anna Bayle and Ella Kules, B-P’s Eliana Fraser and Cassy Brown, Saratoga’s Grace Schmidt and Johnstown’s Jianay Douglas.
Argyle also went 6-0 in pool play before the semifinals.
“I wasn’t sure what (her players) would be like in the final; that semi with B-P took a lot out of them,” Seese said. “They won the first set, lost the second, but found it within themselves to keep swinging and won the third. They played really well today.”