Warren beats Titusville for Dolan’s 100th win
TITUSVILLE – Warren’s first Region 4 match of the season came with a milestone.
After opening its season at the Fort LeBoeuf Tournament on Saturday, Warren traveled to Titusville on Tuesday and came away with a 3-0 win (25-13, 25-21, 25-16) in its Region 4 opener.
The win was the 100th for Warren head coach Mike Dolan, as he has led the Lady Dragons to the upper echelon of District 10 programs in his 11 years at the helm.
“I thought we played very well, aside from a small stretch at the end of game two,” Dolan said. “We executed on offense and had excellent ball control, served and passed well. Lex mixed it up nicely and our hitters were able to take some big swings. Ellie, Lydia, Celia, Grace and Jordan all did a great job attacking and scoring while Julia and Kelsey played nice defense and passed well behind them.”
Leading the Lady Dragons were Lydia Latimer (10 kills 7 blocks, 9 digs), Celia Chase (9 kills, 4 aces, 5 digs), Ellie Lobdell (8 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs), Grace Wortman (7 kills, 4 digs), Lex Nyquist (30 assists, 8 digs), Kelsey Dilks (6 digs), Julia Lobdell (7 digs, 1 aces) and Jordan Sitler (2 kills, 1 block).
The JV team fell 18-25, 15-25.
Hannah Shattuck had two kills and six aces and Marilyn Shene two blocks and two kills.
Warren returns to action on Thursday at Oil City.
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WCCS 3, Erie Bethel 0
The Lady Lions picked up their first win of the season, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-17) over Erie Bethel.
Leading the way were Rachel Brenner (6 service points, 4 aces, 9 kills, 15 digs), Becca Erdman (19 service points, 7 aces, 13 assists, 5 digs), MckEnna Phelps (8 service points, 1 ace, 4 kills, 2 digs), Rachel Beatty (3 service points, 1 ace, 5 assists, 7 digs), Kiara Baker (3 service points, 1 ace, 4 kills, 2 digs) and Lydia Cox (12 service points, 1 ace, 4 kills, 8 digs). The JV team was also a winner, 25-9, 23-25, 25-14.
Gracia Clark (6 service points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 dig), McKenna Phelps (6 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills, 1 dig), Rachel Beatty (26 service points, 17 aces, 4 kills, 3 digs), Emily Cox (9 service points, 1 ace), Kiara Baker (5 service points, 4 kills) and Jael Brenner (1 kill) paced the winners.
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JOHNSONBURG 3, SHEFFIELD 1
The Lady Wolverines opened their season at home against Johnsonburg, falling in four sets (19-25, 21-25, 26-24, 19-25).
“They (Johnsonburg) served verty strong and we didn’t serve receive very well tonight,” said Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay. “The girls know the key to this game is serving and passing and if you can’t do that, you can’t execute your offense.”
Pacing Sheffield were Mya Grubbs (13 service points, 10 assists), Eliza Davidson (20 digs), Lexi Lyon (7 kills, 6 blocks) and Taya Bailey (14 service points, 11 digs).
Johnsonburg also won the JV match, 2-1 (25-13, 12-25, 15-17). Selena Foster had eight service points.
Sheffield returns to action Thursday, hosting Bradford.
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UNION CITY 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0
Youngsville had trouble finishing plays Tuesday as the Lady Eagles fell to Union City 25-16, 25-19 and 25-11.
“We had a lot of hits, but we lacked the finish and were unable to turn them into kills,” said coach Barb Lutton.
Amber McAfoos and Taylor Walters both had five service points and Walters added three kills in the loss. Setter Amber Evans had six assists, while Emma Marino had seven digs and Abby Carr added three blocks.
Lutton said her team was working through some things during its first game of the season.
“We need to work on our serve reception and coverage,” she said. “We did well communicating and gaining momentum, especially in the second game.”
The Lady Eagles will only have a day to work on those things before travelling to Eisenhower Thursday. The Knights are coming off a 3-0 loss to Seneca.
“We’re excited to play Eisenhower,” Lutton said.
Dakota Hensel’s eight service points and 80 percent passing percentage were not enough to get the Youngsville JV team a win as they lost to Union City in straight sets, 25-16 and 25-10.
“Hensel’s been a wonderful surprise,” Lutton said.
Andrea Sivita added six hits and one kill, while Jenna Wilson chipped in with three assists.