Warren volleyball rolls past Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK – After an exciting match against Corry on Tuesday, the Warren Dragons went on the road and beat Slippery Rock 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-23).

Leading the way were Lydia Latimer (17 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks), Ellie Lobdell (8 kills, 3 digs), Celia Chase (10 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace), Grace Wortman (7 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces), Kelsey Dilks (2 digs), Julia Lobdell (9 digs, 1 ace) and Kadee Merenick (1 kill, 1 dig).

“A good region win on the road against an improved Slippery Rick team,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan.

Although we made a few too many unforced errors, we still kept the pressure on with our attacks all game. Our blocking was also good with Ellie Lobdell, Grace Wortman, Lydia Latimer and Jordan Sitler making it difficult for their hitters. Julia Lobdell had a nice game defensively with nine digs.”

With the win, the Dragons improve to 10-2.

The JV lost 3-2 – 17-25, 25-19, 10-15.

Olivia English (5 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs), Jackie Peterson (12 assists), Teagan Paris (3 kills 1 block), Ailsa Boger (3 kills, 3 digs, 1 ace).

The varsity will return to action on Saturday at the Cochranton Tournement.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 3, EISENHOWER 0

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS – Eisenhower coach Scott Olson continues to see steady improvement in his team. And despite a 3-0 (12-25, 17-25, 11-25) loss to Region 3 leader Cambridge Springs, the coach was pleasedwith his team’s ability to compete against a top-notch team.

“A marked improvement,” Olson said. “Cambridge might be the best team in our league right now and we hung tough tonight,” he said.

Leading the Lady Knights were Emiley Wheeler (6 kills), Currie Hultman (3 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs) and Caroline Hishman (8 assists).

“Even with our record, these girls are still working hard and doing the right things to get better and improve,” Olson said. “That shows a lot of character with all of these girls. That will mean good things for the program in the future.”

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FOREST AREA 3, TIDIOUTE 1

Tidioute battled Forest Area on Thursday, dropping a 3-1 decision (9-25, 12-25, 25-22, 21-25).

Leading the Lady Bulldogs were Bella Konkle (1 kill, 2 digs), Greyson Fors (6 aces, 1 kill, 10 assists), Ariel Meece (1 ace, 2 digs), Shelby Proctor (1 kill, 15 digs), Nakiesha Krouse (4 aces, 8 kill, 1 block, 6 digs), Brooke Martin (1 assist, 6 digs) and Jenna Hunt (1 block, 4 kills).

The JV team earned a hard-fought 2-1 win (25-21, 23-25, 16-14).

Meece (4 aces, 2 kills, 2 digs), Paige Zofcin (1 ace), Evelyen Akers (2 aces), Proctor (1 ace, 4 kills) and Fors (1 ace, 2 kills, 5 assists) led TCCS.

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COCHRANTON 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0

Cochranton swept visiting Youngsville 25-4, 25-6 and 25-4 Thursday.

“We definitely had difficulty putting together any effective offensive plays,” Youngsville coach Barb Lutton said.

Some Eagles also had to adapt to new positions as an injury forced lineup changes.

“I was proud of their ability to adapt to the changes I threw upon them,” Lutton said. “Our freshmen especially. Kamryn Weissinger played three different positions and Jena Wilson saw varsity time for the first time.”

Andrea Sveda and Emma Marino each had five block assists in the loss. Megan Foley, also playing a new position, added four service points.

Libiero Alexa Morgan had a strong game in serve reception.

The Eagles are at Maplewood Tuesday.

JV COCHRANTON 2, YOUNGSVILLE 0

Cochranton won the junior varsity contest 25-7 and 25-6.

Dakota Hensel had two kills and Jena Wilson added three assists.

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