Warren knocks off Slippery Rock in 3

SLIPPERY ROCK – Warren rebounded from a tough loss earlier in the week to sweep Slippery Rock in Thursday’s Region 4 match 26-24, 25-17 and 25-17.

Haley Nelson had a big game for the Lady Dragons with 11 kills and 13 digs while Lydia Latimer had nine kills and 11 digs. Ellie Lobdell finished with 18 assists and five aces, Haley Tuller had six kills, Megan Wortman had a pair of kills and six digs, Celia Chase had four kills and seven digs, Kelsey Dilks had four digs and one assist, and Alexis Nyquist had eight assists.

“We got off to a slow start but made a nice comeback in Game 1,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan. “Then the ball control and serve receive got better and we were able to be more effective with our attacks the rest of the way. We were also able to get a lot of players involved in the offense.”

The win moves Warren’s overall and region record to 3-2. The Lady Dragons will hit the road to play in the Clarion Tournament this Saturday.

Warren’s JV team fell to Slippery Rock in three games 19-25, 25-17 and 11-15. Kadee Merenick and Makenna Brown both had five kills with Brown adding a pair of aces. Grace Wortman had four kills and two aces, Julia Lobdell had three aces, four assists and three digs, Alexis Nyquist had 12 assists and Jessie Sweigart added a pair of kills.

WCCS 3, ERIE BETHEL 0

ERIE Warren County Christian School improved to 5-0 with a 3-0 win (25-12, 25-16, 25-13) win over Erie Bethel.

Leading the winners were Rachel Brenner (7 service points, 8 kills, 9 digs, 1 ace), Lydia Cox (10 service points, 1 ace, 6 kills, 5 digs), Becca Erdman (13 service points, 7 kills, 1 ace, 4 digs), Desirae Kerr (2 aces, 14 assists, 8 service points, 4 digs), Allison Weidner (4 service points, 1 ace, 1 block, 6 kills), Kelsey Kelly (5 service point, 1 kill, 15 digs) and Allie Marino (4 service points, 1 block, 2 kills), Rachel Beatty (2 assists) and McKenna Phelps (1 kill).

The JVs were also winners, notching a 2-0 (25-15, 25-14) victory.

Rachel Beatty (5 service points, 4 aces, 1 kill, 5 assists), Emma Marino (3 service points, 5 kills), McKenna Phelps (6 service points, 3 kills, 3 digs), Gracia Clark (3 service points, 1 assist), Kiara Baker (1 service points, 3 kills), Ellie Beatty (2 service points), Malinda Bohannan (2 service points, 1 dig) led the way.

The Lady Lions (5-0) return to action Saturday at the Sheffield Invitational.

ERIE FIRST 3, TIDIOUTE 0

ERIE – The Lady Bulldogs fell to Erie First Christian in a three-game sweep on Thursday 14-25, 12-25 and 13-25.

Hanna Divido had four aces, one kill and seven digs to lead Tidioute while Nettie Durstine added two kills and an ace. Corinn Pastor also finished with four aces, Greysen Fors had two assists and three digs, Nakiesha Krouse had one kill and three digs, Brooke Martin had one kill and one dig, and Bella Konkle added one kill.

Martin and Fors helped lead the Lady Bulldogs’ JV team to a 25-18, 26-24 win over the host Eagles. Martin had four aces and Fors added one ace and a pair of kills. Ariel Meece chipped in two aces, Kelsey Nuttall had two kills and three digs, Shelby Proctor had three aces and one kill, and Jenna Hunt added three aces.

Tidioute returns to action Tuesday at North Clarion, then visits Forest Area next Thursday.

COCHRANTON 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0

COCHRANTON – At the very least, the Lady Eagles are getting an up close look at what it takes to compete with some of the top programs in Pennsylvania.

Youngsville was swept by Cochranton in three games on Thursday 5-25, 7-25 and 12-25. The Lady Cardinals are coming off a season in which they advanced to the state semifinals in Class 1A and were state runners-up in 2013.

“It’s a very solid program,” said Youngsville coach Barb Lutton. “We’re continuing to improve our offensive game, and we did better with defense tonight despite the scores. We did have a hard time with serve reception.”

Despite the loss, setter Madison Fehlman had a solid game with 15 assists and four service points while teammate Abby Carr added a pair of blocks.

Youngsville’s JV team was also swept, 8-25 and 5-25, but is showing continued improvement according to coach Megan Grady. Erin Dunn led the Lady Eagles with three digs and four service points and Rebekah Hogg also had three digs.

Youngsville will see some local competition at this Saturday’s Sheffield Invitational Tournament before jumping back into league play at first-place Maplewood on Tuesday.