Lady Lions knock off CLA

Warren County Christian School’s Gracia Clark sends a pass against Christian Life Academy during their match on Monday.

Warren County Christian School rolled to a 3-1 victory over Christian Life Academy Monday, despite missing two varsity starters.

Kiara Baker and Rachel Beatty were forced to miss the game, but Emily Cox and Gracia Clark stepped in and didn’t miss a beat. Cox had 23 service points, including five aces, with six assists and four digs while Clark had two service pionts with an ace, seven kills and five digs.

“Cox did a great job,” WCCS coach Mark Brenner said. “Gracia took over hitting. But it was really a team win.”

The Lady Lions rolled to wins in the first two sets, 25-16 and 25-8, but dropped the third set 21-25. Brenner said service errors caused his team to lose energy in that third set.

“They just went flat,” Brenner said. “After totally dominating in the second, it was almost the reverse.”

The Lady Lions got down eight early in the third, but rallied back to tie it at 20-20 before falling 21-25.

WCCS got the energy back in the fourth set with a 25-16 win.

“They came back and returned to form and did a great job to finish them off in the fourth,” Brenner said.

Emma Marino had another strong game with a career high 23 kills, 14 service points, two aces, an assist, a block and three digs. McKenna Phelps had 10 digs, five service points, two aces, two kills and two assists and Gwen Reed added 21 assists, 11 service points, four aces, four kills and two digs.

The Lady Lions welcome Erie Bethel Friday.


WCCS swept the junior varsity contest, 25-14 and 25-6.

Reed had 13 service points, three aces, a kill and seven assists, while Jael Brenner had 10 service points and two aces and Cox had eight service points, four aces and an assist in the win.

“They were service pretty well, it was difficult for CLA to return the serve,” coach Brenner said. “Jael is our youngest player and she did a fantastic job putting her serves in play.”


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