Eisenhower took the game of the night, but Youngsville took the match, 25-13, 25-15, 25-27, 25-20, on Thursday at Youngsville High School.
The third game turned into a thriller as Youngsville and Eisenhower matched each other point for point. Eisenhower kept pace with Youngsville, not allowing any lead more than two points before tying Youngsville at 24-24. Eisenhower went up 25-24, but Youngsville scored again, pushing the game even further. The next two points, along with the game, went to Eisenhower.
"When they communicate, they're unstoppable," said Eisenhower coach Tina Edwards. "It's just having them continue to do that throughout the game."
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Warren’s Paige Wilson, left, and Rachel Lasecki team up for a block during a Region 4 volleyball match against Franklin at Warren Area High School. The Lady Dragons won, 25-10, 25-16, and 25-15.
For Youngsville, the communication was there. But the team "didn't move and cover the way we should have been covering (in game three)," said Youngsville coach Bev Fox.
Games one, two and four all belonged to Youngsville. "The first two games, they played the way they can play," Fox said. "They were moving and they were hustling. In the fourth game they came back and played the way they played the rest of the game. Overall these girls played exceptional."
Marion Sherer had 18 service points, nine kills and four digs for Eisenhower. Jenna Jordan had 21 assists and 17 service points. Junior Cassidy Edwards had 11 service points and six digs. Holly Chapman finished the night with 12 digs, 11 kills and nine service points.
For Youngsville, Judi Lewis had 11 digs and two kills. Emily McChesney had 14 service points, 12 digs and five kills. Kennedy Cratty had 29 digs, 16 service points, 15 kills and two blocks. Aubree Hendrickson had 32 assists and 10 digs. Julie Jameson had nine service points, five kills and led the Eagles with 31 digs. Karissa Cratty had 19 digs, 11 kills and four blocks. Karrie Baker and Elyssa Horn finished the night with 21 and 18 digs respectively.
Youngsville JV swept Eisenhower 25-14 and 25-11. Kristen Wagner had six digs, five points, two aces and one kill for Eisenhower. Sabrina Long had five points, one ace and one kill.
Warren 3, Franklin 0
The Lady Dragon volleyball team improved to 9-5 overall and 5-5 in Region 4 with a dominant three-set sweep of Franklin Thursday night at Warren Area High School.
"We came out pretty positive and stayed up the whole game," said Warren coach Mike Dolan. "There was no let up, which you can't afford to have against any team. The girls knew they couldn't let (Franklin) back in the game, and they didn't."
The Lady Dragons won in straight sets, 25-10, 25-16, and 25-15.
Rachel Lasecki led the offensive attack with nine kills, Allie Morrison had eight, Brittni Merenick six, Valerie Latimer five, and Allie Sedon three. Defensively, Teah Bines had seven digs, McKenzie Merenick had six digs, and Bailey Dilks five digs.
Bines also added three aces and 26 service points.
"Teah Bines did a very good job running the offense and controlling the game," said Dolan.
Warren was defeated in the first set of the junior varsity match, 22-25, before taking wins of 25-16 and 15-10 to claim the victory over the Lady Knights. Tori Paris had three kills, Kaitlin Sedon had eight assists, and Jennifer Daugharthy had five digs.
The Lady Dragons will be in action at the Elk County Catholic Tournament this Saturday before hosting Corry on Senior Night at Warren Area High School.
Elk County 3, Sheffield 0
Sheffield was swept, 7-25, 21-25, 18-25, by visiting Elk County Catholic.
"There were good points," said Sheffield coach Traci Vile. "That first game we didn't pass the ball at all, but kind of settled in a bit. We did some good things but couldn't come out on top."
On senior night, seniors Kayla Curtis and Anna Baldensperger had five kills each, and junior Maddie Fiscus added four blocks and three digs.
In a 18-25, 23-25 junior varsity loss, Morgan Hoffman had eight service points for Sheffield.