WCCS swept at Slippery Rock

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Warren County Christian School’s Gwen Reed sets for a teammate during a match against Slippery Rock Homeschool Co-op in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

Warren County Christian School traveled to Slippery Rock Tuesday hoping to build on a strong opening effort against Meadville Calvary Baptist Friday.

Instead, the Lady Lions regressed somewhat and were swept by the Slippery Rock Homeschool Co-op, 25-15, 25-11 and 25-13.

“We were plagued with poor passing and a lack of communication giving us some frustration and obvious things to work on,” WCCS coach Mark Brenner said.

McKenna Phelps led the Lions with seven service points, including three aces, with a kill and a dig. Emma Marino had a kill and three blocks to go along with four service points, while Krystal Kinney had three kills and Gwen Reed a kill and two assists. Rachel Beatty had four assists on the night.

Brenner said his team is already looking forward to a rematch.

“We will play Slippery Rock at home on Oct. 1 and hope to give them a better fight,” he said. “None of us like losing.”

The WCCS junior varsity team came away straight-set winners, 25-23 and 25-22, and Brenner was more than pleased with the squad’s first outing.

“This was the first match played by our JV team and they spent these two sets trying to learn their rotations,” Brenner said. “Slippery Rock Homeschool JV are young and small but they are great competitors and gave us good close sets.”

Kiara Baker led the way with eight service points, including four aces, four kills and a pair of blocks. Reed added seven service points and three assists and Kinney had eight service points and two kills.

“Our serving was excellent and helped to settle the team down from the nerves of playing together for the first time,” Brenner said.