Ike, Sheffield, Youngsville volleyball fall
KANE – Sheffield traveled to Kane on Thursday, and while the result was a 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 10-25, 17-25) setback, it was a big improvement from Tuesday’s match against St. Marys.
“We had a lot more effort and energy tonight,” said Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay.
Callen Copley had a strong match for the Lady Wolverines with 17 service points, including nine in a row in the second game win, as well as six aces. Mya Grubbs added 23 assists, Lexi Lyon 11 kills and four blocks and Eliza Davidson eight kills.
“Kane’s really tall and they have some very aggressive hitters,” noted Lemay. “We had a hard time getting a block in front of them. We play better when we control the tempo on our side. We let them control the tempo a little too much, but the second game we really ran the offense well.”
The JV team was a winner in an exciting three-set match. Madison Finch had 13 service points and Selena Foster seven service points and four kills.
Sheffield will be a regular in Brockway over the next few days, going on Saturday for the 8-team Brockway Tournament before heading back on Monday for an away match.
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COCHRANTON 3, EISENHOWER 0
Four the second time in as many matches, Eisenhower ran into a top-notch program. This time it was Cochranton that handed the Lady Knights a 25-10, 25-8, 25-12 setback.
“Cochranton is another team that is going to make a deep run in the playoffs,” said Eisenhower coach Scott Olson. “They really exploit your mistakes. We certainly improved over Tuesday. We changed things up a little in practice and were able to work on specific things.”
Leading Ike were Cameran Edwards with four kills and Caroline Hishman with seven assists and four digs.
“I’m really pleased with the attitude,” Olson said. “The girls are very positive and we’re heading in the right direction.”
The JV team fell 25-5, 25-6. Catrina Edwards had a pair of kills for Ike, which returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Cambridge Springs.
SENECA 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0
Youngsville was swept at Seneca 25-6, 25-4 and 25-11.
Megan Foley finished with 10 blocks for the Eagles.
“Megan played a couple of different positions for us tonight due to injury,” Youngsville coach Barb Lutton said.
The Eagles face a tough matchup Tuesday as they host Cochranton.
JV SENECA 2, YOUNGSVILLE 0
Seneca swept the junior varsity match 25-13 and 25-10.
Krystal Kinney had eight service points and Kamryn Weisinger had 2 kills in the loss.