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2021 D9 Volleyball Playoffs: Otto-Eldred, Coudersport, Cranberry Advance to Quarterfinals

Otto-Eldred Libero Brooke Close (50) sets herself to bump a ball while Addie Bell (20) covers during the Lady Terrors win over A-C Valley Tuesday. Photo by Barb Close Photography

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Katie Sheeler had 14 kills, 24 digs, and five blocks to help eighth-seeded Otto-Eldred knock off visiting A-C Valley, the ninth seed, 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-22), in the opening round fo the District 9 Class 1A playoffs.

Briana Silvis added nine kills, 11 digs, and two blocks for the Lady Terrors, who will play at top-seeded Clarion in the quarterfinals Thursday on a match that will be video broadcast on D9and10Sports.com.

Carrie Drummond also had nine kills, three digs, and three aces for Otto-Eldred with Brooke Close playing strong defense with 25 digs and Kaylee Rhinehart chipping in four kills, eight digs, and three blocks.

Anna Merry ran the offense for the Lady Terrors with 31 set assists while adding 10 digs and three aces.

Meah Ielase paced A-C Valley with 16 kills and 22 digs with Baylee Blauser and Paige Klingler each adding six kills.

Lexi Ruckdeschel chipped in four kills and four blocks for the Lady Falcons.

Jenna Stefanacci ran the offense for A-C Valley with 28 set assists while adding 16 digs.

COUDERSPORT 3, RIDGWAY 0

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Seventh-seeded Coudersport got 10 kills, five blocks, two digs, and an ace from Sierra Myers on its way to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-19) win over visiting Ridgway, the 10th seed, in the District 9 Class 1A first round.

Ava Wahlers added nine kills, nine digs, four blocks, and three aces for the Lady Falcons, while Savannah Myers had five kills and 12 digs.

Liz Frame ran the offense for Coudersport with 26 set assists while chipping in 11 digs and four kills.

Coudersport will travel to second-seeded Elk County Catholic for a quarterfinal match Thursday.

CRANBERRY 3, NORTHERN POTTER 0

SENECA, Pa. – Maria Anderson had 14 kills, three digs, and two aces, as sixth-seeded Cranberry beat 11th-seeded Northern Potter, 3-0 (25-19, 25-7, 27-25), in the opening round of the District 9 Class 1A playoffs at Cranberry.

Ayanna Ferringer also reached double digits in kills for the Berries with 12 while adding two digs and a block, while Brooke Hart had nine kills, three aces, two digs, and a block.

Mackenzie Karnes also had a solid all-around match for Cranberry with nine kills, three aces, two digs, and a block, while Oliva Plummer had two digs and Lillie Kaputa chipped in two aces.

Ashlynn Collins ran the offense for the Berries with 27 set assists.

Courtney Martin paced Northern Potter with five kills, an ace, and a dig, while Rebecca Martin added four kills, three blocks, two digs, an a set assist.

Also for the Lady Panthers, Abbie Cady had two kills, two blocks, and two digs, Kayden Brown added nine digs and a kill, and Justine David had five aces, six set assists, two kills, and three blocks.

Cranberry will face third-seeded Oswayo Valley in the quarterfinals Thursday.

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