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Meadville, Corry Claim Region Crowns; Cochranton Beats Maplewood for co-Region Title; Clarion, C-L to Meet for KSAC Title (Oct. 17 VB Recaps)

Kendall Mealy helped Meadville claim the Region title and most likely top seed in D10 Class 3A with a win over Warren Tuesday. Photo by Andy Close

MEADVILLE, Pa. – In a match that decided the Region 5 championship, it was Meadville who rallied for a 3-2 (21-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-16, 16-14) win over Warren.

The win also likely secured the top seed in the District 10 Class 3A playoffs for the Bulldogs.

Meadville rallied from a 22-17 deficit in the second set to even things up, which turned out to be a big swing in the match, even with Warren rallying to take the third set.

On a night when the Bulldogs’ defense had to be great with the depth of Warren’s offensive attack, they were. Kendall Mealy had a team-high 36 digs on her way to Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors, while Emma Parks had 25 digs and Elliott Schleicher 16 digs.


“We’re two competitive teams, so we knew it was going to be a dogfight to see who wins,” Mealy said during the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.

See Mealy’s full interview:

Warren rallied in the third set, going on a 7-1 run to close it out after trailing 20-18.

Meadville dominated the fourth set, 25-16, as Emma Parks, who finished with a team-high 26 kills to go along with 25 digs, had some big swings and Elliot Schleicher ran the offense to the tune of 43 set assists while also notching 16 digs.


Meadville led 13-8 in the fifth set, but Warren rallied to tie it at 14-all thanks in large part to Alexia Bowers, who finished with a team-high 18 kills before Meadville was able to close it out.

Mealy also had four set assists for Meadville, while Sydney Holt had 13 kills and 15 digs, Ellie Kellick had seven kills and three blocks, Aubrey Decker had three blocks and Gabby Revel had five kills and nine digs.

Maddy Jones had 11 kills and 12 digs for Warren, while Lindsay Madigan ran the offense with 55 set assists to go along with 16 digs, five kills, and two aces, and Summer Lucks had 46 digs and two aces.

Also for Warren, Madelyn Nosel had 10 kills and two blocks, Kylie Fehlman 11 kills and four blocks, Lilly Newton 11 kills, two blocks, and two aces, Sophie Walker eight digs, and Lily Walker five digs.

While Meadville likely locked up the No. 1 seed in the 3A playoffs, Warren will likely be the No. 2 and Conneaut sliding in at No. 3.


COCHRANTON, Pa. – Cochranton avenged an earlier loss this season to Maplewood by knocking off the visiting Tigers, 3-1 (25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23), to claim a share of the Region 2 title with Maplewood.

Brooklyn Needler had a monster night for the Cardinals with 15 kills and eight digs while Claire McCartney added nine kills and four digs.

Dani Hoffman chipped in six kills and 13 digs for Cochranton with Marley Rodax adding five kills.

Maggie Jackson ran the offense for the Lady Cardinals with 26 set assists while adding five digs, and Macie Williams paced the defense with 19 digs.


Elizabeth Hunter had 14 kills for Maplewood with Lexy Potosky leading the way on defense with 19 digs. Bree Neely added 13 digs for the Tigers, and Maggie Means ran the offense with 21 set assists.


NORTH EAST, Pa. – Visiting Corry remained unbeaten with a 3-0 (30-28, 25-23, 25-20) win at North East.

Grace Allen led the Beavers, the Region 4 champions, with nine kills while Aubrey Chase added eighty kills and Sadye Dyne, Halle Albers and Allison Sawyer each chipped in five kills.

Makenna Moore was a stalwart on defense for Corry with 22 digs while Albers had 15 digs and four aces. Dyne also chipped in eight digs, and Sydney Woods had seven digs.


Sawyer was strong at the net on defense for the Beavers with four blocks, and Dyne added three blocks.

Payton McCray ran the offense for Corry with 32 set assists and added seven digs and two kills.

Cadence Jones had 18 kills and 13 digs for North East, which suffered just its second loss while Kayla Forsythe had nine kills and Jalyssa Wicker five kills.

Grace Sanfilippo ran the offense for the Grape Pickers with 32 set assists while adding nine digs.

Briell King led all players with 28 digs, and Aleksandra Tupper chipped in 10 digs.


Clarion and Clarion-Limestone advanced to the inaugural KSAC Championship match with semifinal victories Tuesday at PennWest Clarion’s Tippin Gy,

Second-seeded Clarion beat top-seeded Redbank Valley, 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) in the opener before top-seeded Clarion-Limestone remained unbeaten with a 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 25-21) over Cranberry in the nightcap.


Clarion beat Redbank Valley for the second time this season and was boosted by the return of outside hitter Hadlee Campbell, who played for the first time since mid-September.

The junior had a bit of a rusty game finishing with a negative hitting percentage thanks to seven errors but also recorded six kills, which was tied for second on the team.

Marley Kline led the Lady Cats with seven kills while Taylor Alston and Sophie Babington each added six kills. Babington was also strong on the serve with three of Clarion’s seven aces while adding five digs. Natalie Durish led Clarion on defense with 21 digs.

Kline talked about the win on the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.

Mylee Harmon led Redbank Valley with eight kills with Taylor Ripple adding six kills and three blocks. Ripple also had six digs as did Harmon. Izzy Bond led the Lady Bulldogs with eight digs.


C-L let a 21-16 first-set lead evaporate into a 26-24 loss but rebounded to win the final three sets to advance to Wednesday’s title match.

Jenna Dunn had a monster night for the Lady Lions with 19 kills and 17 digs.

She talked about the win on the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview

Dunn was aided up front by Alyssa Wiant, who had 11 kills, and Hanna Beggs and Maddy Greeley, who each added eight kills. Greeley also had 14 digs, while Abby Knapp-Greeley led C-L with 16 digs.

Kaylee Smith ran the offense for the Lady Lions with 42 set assists and added four aces.

Ayanna Ferringer, the KSAC MVP, finished with 17 kills, 17 digs, and seven blocks while Allie Rembold had 14 set assists and nine digs. Avery Coe also had nine digs for Cranberry with Sarach Schoch and Lexi Reisinger each adding five kills.

C-L and Clarion will faceoff for the KSAC title at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tippin Gym, while Cranberry and Redbank Valley will get the night started with a 6 p.m. third-place match.


SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Sheffield took another step toward solidifying itself as a top-4 seed in the District 9 playoffs with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-16) win over DuBois Central Catholic.

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Kassidy Orinko led the attack with 12 kills and six blocks to earn Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match honors.

“Our communication, our team dynamic. We’re all super close as a team,” Orinko said of the Wolverines’ success this season during her Cole Orthodontic Associates interview.

See Orinko’s full Cole Orthodontic Associates interview:

Peyton Wotorson had six kills, Emily Davidson had 12 digs, and Kadence Steffan ran the offense with 26 assists.


ERIE, Pa. – Izzy Wisniewski and Lilly Carrier each had nine digs to lead Seneca to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-17) win over visiting Girard.

Emily Stafford added eight digs and five kills, while Ava Guzowski chipped in five digs, six kills, and eight set assists.

Shannon Salorino had six kills for Girard while Alivia Montgomery added 12 digs and Loghan Keegan six digs.

Laurel Counasse ran the Yellow Jackets offense with 15 set assists.


SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Brywn McLaughlin and Maggie Triola combined for 20 kills to lead Saegertown to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-7) win over visiting Franklin.

McLaughlin had 11 kills and Triola added nine kills.

Paige Smith also had six kills for the Panthers, who are the Region 3 champions.

Lindsey Greco ran the offense for Saegerton with 31 set assists, while Rylie Braymer paced the defense with 16 digs.

McLaughlin also had four blocks and four aces with Greco adding five drugs and Triola also garnering five digs.

Estella Adams had a double-double of 10 set assists and 10 digs for Franklin with Abby Boland adding four kills and two blocks and Katie Boal chipping in four kills.


HARBORCREEK TWP., Pa. – Hannah Smith had 17 kills and six aces to lead Harbor Creek to a 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-13, 25-21) win over visiting Fairview.

Talon King (19 set assists) and Addison Lucas (10 set assists) ran the offense for the Huskies.

Aly Hester paced the way on defense for Harbor Creek with 12 digs, while Liza Gunther and Taylor Vickey each added five kills.

Jenna Shultz led Fairview with 12 kills with Taylor Polach contributing 12 digs and Nina Soltis 10 digs. Addy Greene ran the offense with 30 set assists.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Morgan Pasternak had 14 kills, 11 digs, and four aces to lead DuBois to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-7, 25-19) road sweep of Punxsutawney.

Ava Barnonick added 11 kills, 15 digs, and three aces for the Lady Beavers who also got eight digs from Baylee Spinda and five kills, five digs, and three aces from Alissa Stevens.

Haley Reed ran the offense for DuBois with 31 set assists while adding four kills, three aces, and two digs.

Ciara Toven had eight kills and two aces for Punxsutawney with Zoey Hoover adding five kills and Brynn Hergert 10 digs.

Danielle Griebel ran the offense for the Lady Chucks with nine set assists while chipping in three kills.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Whitney Guth had 13 kills to lead Brookville to a 3-1 (17-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-19) win over homestanding Brockway.

Eden Wonderling added nine kills and Julie Monnoyer seven kills for the Lady Raiders.

Samantha Whitling ran the offense for Brookville with 20 set assists.

Lauren Rendos led Brockway with 17 kills, 15 digs, and four aces while Sophia Schmader had five kills and 16 digs.

Kalina Powell paced the Lady Rovers on defense with 31 digs, while Meeca Smith ran the offense with 22 set assists and added two aces.


LINESVILLE, Pa. – Laine Harrington had 12 kills as Conneaut swept visiting General McLane, 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-14).

Payen Karastury ran the offense for the Eagles with 30 set assists while Paris Karastury paced the defense with 22 digs.

Carly Perrye added six kills for Conneaut, Ashlee Barabas had five aces, and Kenedy Oates chipped in eight digs.

Cassidy Swain had six kills and two blocks for General McLane while Riley Amory added five kills and five digs and Magdalen Kennedy had five kills.

Ellah Beachly (18 digs) and Eva Kyanvash (16 digs) paced the Lancers on defense, while Libby Opp ran the offense with 12 set assists.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – It was lucky win No. 13 for unbeaten Elk County Catholic, who took down visiting Ridgway, 3-0 (25-7, 25-6, 25-16).

Tori Newton led the Lady Crusaders with 20 kills with Reagan Bauer adding nine kills and seven aces.

Kiri Emmert ran the offense for ECC with 19 assists while adding four aces, and Isabella Macer also chipped in 15 set assists.


RUSSELL, Pa. – Emilie Jones has six kills and four aces to help homestanding Eisenhower to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-17) win over Iroquois.

Kenzie Miller added five kills and two aces for the Knights who also got five kills from Carley Christianson,

Caroline Smyth led Eisenhower with nine kills and four blocks.


KANE, Pa. – Kane earned a hard-fought 3-1 (19-25, 26-24, 25-15, 29-27) win over visiting Johnsonburg thanks in part to 17 kills and six blocks from Mia Anderson.

Maya Smith also had 10 kills and 29 digs for the Lady Wolves while Leah Tigani chipped in 22 digs and four aces.

Elizabeth Yasurek ran the offense for Kane with 28 set assists.

Kiera Marciniak had 15 kills and five blocks for Johnsonburg with Marlee Cherry adding 11 kills and five blocks and Maria Casilio digging up 11 balls.

Cadence Brechtel ran the offense for the Ramettes with 33 set assists and completed a double-double with 11 digs. She also served two aces.


SHARON, Pa. – Jamoria Crumby had 24 set assists to help Sharon sweep past visiting Oil City, 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-9) in a win that secured third place in region play for the Tigers.

Tay Chester led a balanced offense for Sharon with eight kills and six aces while adding nine digs, Kylee Hasan chipped in seven kills, and Ondrea Young and Victorya Byler each had five kills.

Kylie Weirick led the Tiger defense with 10 digs and Cameryn Krecek added six digs.

Shayla Hanlon and Adrianna Cochran each had three kills for Oil City while Nyssa Hanlson added three blocks and five set assists.

Daleah Jones chipped in six set assists for the Oiler, Libbie Amink had five digs, and Nicki Petro added four aces.


ALTOONA, Pa. – Visiting Clearfield got five kills and 14 digs from Sam Campolong on its way to a 3-0 (25-6, 25-19, 25-15) road win over Bishop Guilfoyle.

Hannah Glunt ran the offense for the Lady Bison with 15 set assists while Natalie Rowles added four kills and Sonny Diehl had three kills. Addy Ruiz also added 17 digs on defense.


NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Sharpsville overcame a slow start on the road to beat Wilmington, 3-1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 28-26).

Emma Brest had 15 kills and nine digs to lead the way while Mia Labbineto added seven kills and Brooklyn Ramsey 11 kills.

Ryleigh Fryer quarterbacked the offense for the Blue Devils with 35 set assists, and Lillian Morrison added six digs.


YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Behind seven kills, eight digs, and two blocks from Riley Robinault, Youngsville swept Warren County rival Tidioute Charter, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-20).

Madilynn Johnson added 11 set assists and eight digs for the Eagles, while Shelby Lobdell had seven digs and three kills.


ERIE, Pa. – Addica Sperry had 18 kills and seven digs to help Mercyhurst Prep to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-8) home win over Northwestern.

Olivia Kulyk added 10 kills and four blocks for the Lakers who also got eight digs from Da’Zhana Jordan and five digs from Mya Fuller.

Julia Seth ran the offense for Mercyhurst Prep with 31 set assists while adding six digs.

Savannah Zietz had four kills for Northwestern, and Naveah Kelly led the Wildcats on defense with 20 digs.


MERCER, Pa. – Avalee Demidovich and Molly Bissell each had 13 kills to lead Slippery Rock to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-16) sweep at Mercer.

Anora Robare ran the offense for the Rockets with 35 set assists, while Lillian Campbell and CJ Sabo were strong at the net on defense with three blocks each.


WATERFORD, Pa. – Fort LeBoeuf took a back-and-forth affair with visiting Union City, 3-2 (25-20, 18-25, 25-12, 18-25, 15-9) behind 13 kills and four aces from Mya Stolz.

Ryan Shield added nine kills, 17 digs, and three aces in the win, while Natalie Kowalczyk had six kills and Kayleigh Anderson added five kills, three digs, and two aces.

Kiernan Skelton and Mackenzie Galdon ran the offense combing for 36 set assists led by 21 from Skelton, who also had three kills and three digs. Galdon added 15 set assists and six digs.

Cathryn Reynolds and Brooke VanTassel each had 11 kills for Union City with VanTassel adding five digs and four blocks and Reynolds completing a double-double with 14 digs while also serving two aces.

Lilly Vincent added 12 digs and two aces for the Bears and Alyssa Tingley ran the offense with 23 set assists while completing a double-double with 12 digs.


HERMITAGE, Pa. – An all-around strong match from Abby Berry helped visiting Grove City sweep Hickory, 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-19).

Berry had 16 set assists nine kills, and six digs.

Jay Persinger added seven kills, 13 set assists, and four aces in the victory while Makayla Northcott had five kills and 10 digs, and Addi Dannels chipped in five kills and six digs.


GREENVILLE, Pa. – Greenville took home a 3-1 (25-20, 25-14, 18-25, 27-25) win over neighboring Reynolds.

Greenville stats weren’t available but Reynolds got 20 set assists, 20 digs,and five aces from Annie Loposky, seven kills, 15 digs, and three aces from Rylee Gearhart, nine kills and 10 digs from Ava Murcko, and 29 digs from Kylie McAdoo.


SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Lakeview held on to beat homestanding Rocky Grove, 3-2 (25-17, 16-25, 25-16, 17-25, 15-7).

Lakeview stats weren’t available but Rocky Grove got 22 set assists and three aces from Katie Beggs, 15 digs from Kaidlynn Burger, eight kills and two blocks from Addy Cable, seven kills and eight digs from Natalee Sloos, nine digs and three aces from Olivia Faust, four kills and six digs from Paige Cresswell, and four kills from Josie Seely.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Bradford swept past visiting St. Marys, 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-23).

Bradford’s stats weren’t available but St. Marys got six kills and nine set assists from Rylee Nicklas, 13 digs from Jianna Gerg, 13 digs, four kills, and four blocks from Hannah Ritter, two blocks from Becca Gnan, and nine set assists and five kills from Molly Hanslovan.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Savannah Carfley had eight set assists and a dig, but Curwensville dropped a 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-5) home decision to Glendale.

Ava Olosky led the Lady Tide with four kills with Brooklynn Price adding three kills and an ace and Briah People contributing two kills, four aces, and a dig.


ERIE, Pa. – Carolina Krahe and Olivia Hutchinson each had nine kills to lift Cathedral Prep to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-14) win over Erie.

Krahe also added five digs, while Coco Speros had eight kills and Kaylin Laird chipped in five kills.

Mackenzie Moore also had five digs for the Ramblers, and Kamryn Resurreccion ran the offense with 30 set assists while adding eight digs


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