It's Youngsville vs. Eisenhower.
In a typical back-and-forth, competitive match between the rival schools, it was the Knights who salvaged a season split with the Eagles with a 25-18, 13-25, 25-22, 26-24 victory in front of a Pink Out crowd at Eisenhower High School.
"It was another strong match," said Ike coach Tina Edwards. "It doesn't seem to matter the skill levels of th the teams, it's just always a great match when we and Youngsville play. The girls played very well tonight and hustled all over the floor. I'm very happy with the win."
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
Smiles for all
Eisenhower volleyball team members, from left, Kelsey Repke, Cassidy Edwards, Melissa Vibbert (18), Alyssa Peterson (10), Jenna Jordan (16) and Marion Sherer (14) celebrate an important point during a volleyball match with Youngsville Thursday at Eisenhower High School.
Edwards also thanked those who participated and contributed to the Pink Out, calling it "an extremely successful night."
Alyssa Peterson had a big night for the Knights (4-10) with 16 service points, three aces, 12 blocks and four kills, Marion Sherer added 16 service points and four aces and Melissa Vibbert had 14 service points and one ace.
According to Youngsville coach Bev Fox, her team struggled with its serve receives at crucial points of the match and couldn't recover.
"It was a typical Youngsville vs. Eisenhower matchup," said Fox. "We played well but our serve receives were just horrible at the wrong times. It really hurt us during the match."
Kennedy Cratty had another huge night with 16 service points, 14 kills, 33 digs and six blocks and twin sister Karissa Cratty added 28 digs, 11 kills and one block. Aubree Hendrickson added 29 assists, six digs and three kills and Abbey McLaughlin finished with 12 service points, 13 digs and five kills.
Youngsville won the junior varsity game, 25-23, 25-20. Elyssa Horn finished with 10 digs, Julie Jameson had 20 digs and five kills and Morgan Josephson added two digs, two kills and two assists.
The Knights are back in action Tuesday at Saegertown while Youngsville (4-10) travels to Cambridge Springs that same night.
Warren 3, Franklin 1
FRANKLIN - Warren won its second straight on Thursday in a 3-1 win at Franklin.
"We played pretty well overall, pretty good defense," said Warren coach Mike Dolan, whose Dragons won by scores of 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, and 25-15. "We turned it around, and really had a good attack game going."
Rachel Lasecki had 13 kills on Tuesday in a five-set win over Titusville, and 15 on this night in four sets. Lasecki added two blocks. Teammate Valerie Latimer and Allie Morrison had six more kills each.
"The second half of the season we've beaten all the teams we were supposed to beat," said Dolan, whose Dragons are now 6-6 overall in dual matches and 4-6 in Region 4. Conneaut and Meadville appear poised for Class AAA playoff berths. Titusville is 4-9 and 4-7.
Mackenzie Merenick had nine digs, and Teah Bines 31 assists for Warren, which is at Corry on Tuesday.
In a 25-23, 17-25, 9-15 junior varsity loss, Lizzy Marsh had four kills and one block and Kaitlin Sedon three aces for Warren.
ECC 3, Sheffield 0
ST. MARYS - Sheffield is 1-13 after a 13-25, 11-25, 22-25 loss at Elk County Catholic on Thursday.
Sheffield's junior varsity lost, 13-25, 15-25.
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