WCCS volleyball picks up second win of season

Emily Cox stepped into the starting lineup and had a strong match for WCCS.

ERIE – Warren County Christian picked up its second win of the season on Tuesday, beating Erie First Christian in four sets, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20.

Coach Mark Brenner noted the strong play of Emily Cox, who stepped into a starting role with Rachel Beatty out of the lineup due to injury.

“Emily did a great job,” Brenner said. “She’s only a sophomore and she did a great job, was very consistent with her serving.”

For the Lady Lions (2-1), McKenna Phelps had 11 service points, 4 aces, 4 kills, 2 assists, 2 digs; Cox 16 service points, 5 aces, 3 assists; Emma Marino 13 service points, 6 aces, 13 kills, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 8 digs; Krystal Kinney 1 kill; Gwen Reed 5 service points, 3 aces, 17 assists; Kiara Baker 6 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills

The JV team was a 2-1 winner, 23-25, 25-12, 15-5.

Reed had16 service points, 11 aces, 4 kills, 13 assists, 1 dig; Kinney 6 service points, 5 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist; Baker 3 service points, 3 aces, 5 kills, 1 dig; Jael Brenner 1 service point, 1 ace; Cox 11 service points, 7 aces and Gracia Clark 4 service points, 3 aces, 2 kills, 2 digs.

“Strong serving runs by Gwen Reed and Emily Cox,” Brenner said. “Gwen had 10 in a row at one point. In the last two sets, things started gelling. We had good passes and good hits.”

WCCS returns to action at the Warren JV Tournament on Saturday.