Lady Lions keep rolling
ERIE Warren County Christian School continued its terrific season with a 3-0 win (25-11, 25-25, 25-22) win over Erie First Christian on Tuesday.
Rachel Brenner was the top hitter for the Lady Lions, notching 11 kills and also added a block. Also leading WCCS were Allison Weidner (8 kills, 1 block, 5 service points, 2 aces), Becca Erdman (12 service points, 3 aces, 1 kill, 7 assists, 6 digs), Kelsey Kelly (3 aces, 2 assists, 1 kill, 12 digs, 15 service points), Desirae Kerr (8 service points, 4 aces, 2 blocks, 4 kills, 12 assists), Lydia Cox (3 service points, 1 kill, 6 digs), Allie Marino (2 aces, 1 kill), Emma Marino (1 kill, 1 assist) and Rachel Beatty (1 assist).
“The girls get along really well and they work well together,” said coach Monica Kerr about why her team has been so successful. “We have pretty good balance. We have strong hitters as well as defensive players and at setter. It might be the most balanced team I’ve had.”
The JV team also stayed unbeaten, 25-12, 25-20.
Leading the way were McKenna Phelps (15 service points, 8 aces, 3 kills), Emma Marino (6 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills), Rachel Beatty (2 service points, 2 aces, 5 assists), Gracia Clark (4 service points, 1 dig), Kiara Baker (2 kills, 2 digs), Ellie Beatty (2 service points) and Malina Bohannan (1 dig).
The Lady Lions return to action Friday, hosting Tidioute Charter.
The Lady Eagles welcomed Union City for “Pink Out” night Tuesday at Youngsville High School and were swept in three games – 8-25, 15-25 and 14-25.
The loss drops Youngsville to 1-7 overall while Union City improves to 5-4.
“It was just a lack of teamwork,” said Youngsville coach Barb Lutton. “There were a few games where it wasn’t so bad, but we’re halfway through the season now and it’s becoming more and more obvious.”
Jada Rounds and Abby Carr combined for 10 blocks while Alison Ishman recorded nine digs as Union City kept the Lady Eagles on the defensive for most of the match. Lutton also noted that poor serving hurt Youngsville in all three games.
Youngsville was swept in the JV match as well, 12-25 and 14-25. Rebekah Hogg had six service points and five digs, Amber Evans also had six service points, and Alexa Morgan added four.
Tuesday was “Volley For A Cure” night at Youngsville and proceeds from the match went to breast cancer research and awareness. The Lady Eagles will continue to collect donations throughout the month of October.
Youngsville will visit Eisenhower on Thursday hoping to sweep the season series against the Lady Knights.
TITUSVILLE 3, WARREN 2
TITUSVILLE – Warren traveled to Titusville on Tuesday and dropped a Region 4 match against the host Rockets in five games 18-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-14 and 12-15.
“We were just kind of off tonight – the ball control consistency wasn’t there all night,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan. “When it was on we looked great but when it wasn’t we gave up too many opportunities to score. We need to focus more on all three touches. Again, we showed a lot of heart never giving up when we got behind big in the fifth game, but we ran out of time.”
Ellie Lobdell did a good job controlling the Warren offense with 41 assists on the night. Celia Chase finished with 12 kills and 22 digs, Haley Nelson had 12 kills and 14 digs, Lydia Latimer had 13 kills and three blocks, Megan Wortman had 12 kills, 11 digs and five aces, Hunter Uplinger had 12 digs and Haley Tuller added four aces.
With the loss, the Lady Dragons fell back into a tie for third with Conneaut at 5-3 overall. Corry (8-0) and Meadville (6-2) are still the top two teams while Titusville is a game behind Warren and Conneaut at 4-4.
Warren’s JV team was defeated 19-25 and 23-25. Alexis Nyquist had 13 assists and four aces, Grace Wortman had eight kills and two aces, and Kadee Merenick had four kills.
SENECA 3, EISENHOWER 0
Eisenhower put up a better fight against Seneca on Tuesday, but still fell in three games – 21-25, 7-25 and 15-25.
The Lady Knights changed strategies and moved Currie Hultman to hitter as Cameran Edwards took over as the lone setter. Hultman finished with 10 digs, two kills and three assists while Edwards racked up nine assists, six digs and one block.
“We definitely played a lot better this time,” said Eisenhower coach Ashlee Sprandle. “They moved better, talked better and just came together as a team.”
Madi Hultman had a big night as well with nine digs, three kills, four aces and one assist. Shanna Peters added five kills and five digs while Brittany Arp added eight digs.
Haylee Wright finished with 14 digs for the Bobcats, who move to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in Region 3.
The Lady Knights (1-9, 0-8) host Youngsville on Thursday.
Eisenhower’s junior varsity team fell in three games – 16-26, 25-18 and 2-15. Caroline Hishman had six digs, one kill and one ace, Anna McJunkin had two kills, two digs and two assists, and Lily Darling had a pair of kills and one dig.
CALVARY 3, TIDIOUTE 0
Tidioute fell to Calvary in three games 18-25, 22-25 and 15-25.
Nettie Durstine and Nakiesha Krouse finished with three and two kills, respectively. Hanna Divido added four digs, Corinn Pastor had two aces and four assists, and Bella Konkle had one kill.
The Lady Bulldogs did pick up a win in the junior varsity match, sweeping Calvary 25-21 and 25-15.
Brooke Martin finished with two aces and three kills, Shelby Proctor had five aces and one kill, Nakiesha Krouse had two aces, and Greysen Fors added one kill, one ace and three assists.