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WCCS Lady Lions get big win over Erie Bethel

ERIE, Pa. – It was a big night for the Warren County Christian School Lady Lions, as they beat Erie Bethel for the second time this season, 3-1, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 25-11 on Friday.

That included a 15-0 run to close the match, led by Kiara Baker and Emma Marino.

Baker had all 15 service points, including 5 aces in the run, and Marino notched four of her 17 kills.

“That’s some of the best stand-up serving I’ve seen in a while,” said WCCS coach Mark Brenner. “Pretty spectacular.”

It was a complete effort, and not quite as close as the first matchup that went five sets.

Leading the way were McKenna Phelps 9 service points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 2 assists, 11 digs; Rachel Beatty 3 service points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 7 assists, 3 digs; Marino 10 service points, 4 aces, 17 kills, 2 assists, 1 block, 8 digs; Krystal Kinney 5 service points, 6 digs; Gwen Reed 5 service points, 1 ace, 10 assists, 2 digs and Baker 23 service points, 9 aces, 4 kills, 1 assist, 6 digs.

WCCS only had two service errors the whole night, which included five players at 100 percent.

“That’s a pretty good win heading into the postseason,” Brenner said. “Hopefully we can carry this energy over.”

The Lady Lions, the No. 2 seed in the New Penn Christian Conference Tournament, will host Jamestown Bethel on Tuesday in the first round of playoff action, which gets underway at 4:30 p.m.

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