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Oct. 15 Volleyball Recaps: Saegertown Claims First Region Title Since ’76; Sheeler Reaches 1,000 Assists for O-E

Saegertown captured its first Regional Crown since 1976. Photo courtesy of Saegertown Volleyball

Oct. 15 volleyball recaps

SAEGERTOWN 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – For the first time since 1976, Saegertown can claim a Regional/Division championship.

The Panthers clinched a share of the Region 3 title with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-12) win over visiting Youngsville.

Averie Braymer led the way for Saegertown with 10 kills, an ace, and a dig, while Brittany Houck had 13 digs, seven kills, and an ace. Ava Jones ran the offense with 20 set assists while adding four digs and three aces. Abby Kirdahy also had nine digs, and Amber Costello had a team-high 16 digs.

OTTO-ELDRED 3, AUSTIN 0

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Emmalee Sheeler record her 1,000th career set assist to help Otto-Eldred beat visiting Austin, 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-21).

Sheeler recorded 25 set assists in the win and also had four aces.

Emmalee Sheeler with her parents Brian and Heather after recording her 1,000 career set assist in Otto-Eldred’s 3-0 win over Austin. Photo by Barb Close

Haley Cousins led the Lady Terrors offense with 10 kills and seven aces while also contributing three digs. Reilly Raught and Morgan Dalton each added five kills.

Kylie Welsh had four kills, four blocks, and three aces for Austin with Ella Brewer (15 digs) and Ally Nelson (9 digs) pacing the Lady Panthers defense. Marar Fowler had nine set assists and four aces as well for Austin.

MAPLEWOOD 3, CONNEAUT (PA) 2

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Chloe Leech and Sadie Thomas helped Maplewood rally from a 2-1 deficit to beat visiting Conneaut (Pa.), 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11).

Leech had 22 kills and 19 digs, while Thomas added 19 kills and five aces in the win for the Tigers.

Bailey Varndell ran the Maplewood offense with 40 set assists.

A-C VALLEY 3, SHEFFIELD 1

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Already trailing 1-0 at Sheffield, visiting A-C Valley outlasted the home team 31-29 in the second set and then easily took the next two sets to pick up a 3-1 (22-25, 31-29, 25-11, 25-14) victory.

Mia Sherman led the way for the Lady Falcons with 16 kills while adding four digs, while Andrea Meals had 13 kills, 16 digs, six aces, and four blocks. Meah Ielase also chipped in eight kills, 18 digs, and three aces with Rachel Cullen also contributing with 18 digs. Tera Stefanacci ran the offense with 40 set assists while also recording two aces, and Lexi Ruckdeschel also had three aces and five kills. Abby Feicht chipped in six kills as well for A-C Valley.

Annabel Sheldon and Kassidy Orinko each had 16 digs for Sheffield with Kadence Steffan adding 13 digs and 26 set assists. Emily Leichtenberger led the offense for the Lady Wolverines with nine kills and Lynzie Grubbs added seven kills and seven blocks.

REDBANK VALLEY 3, CRANBERRY 1

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – In a match that featured a rally that lasted over a minute, 40 seconds, Redbank Valley beat Cranberry, 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14).

Montana Hetrick led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 kills with Ryley Pago adding 10 kills and Brooke Smith four kills. Brooke Holben ran the offense for Redbank Valley with 29 set assists and also had four aces, while Brynna Rearcik had 12 digs and two aces.

The victory was Redbank Valley’s eighth in 11 days and moves the Lady Bulldogs to 15-1 on the season.

Ava Ferringer paced Cranberry, which lost for the second straight day and falls to 8-4, with 13 kills and six blocks. Maria Anderson added nine kills and nine aces with Brooke Hart chipping in six kills and Olivia Plummer six digs. Jenna Reynolds had three blocks, and Mackenzie Karnes three kills, three digs and two blocks for the Berries.

Watch the long rally. Submitted video.

WARREN 3, FRANKLIN 0

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Jordan Sitler had 10 kills, a block, and an ace to lead visiting Warren to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-11) win over Franklin.

Olivia English added seven kills, four digs, and an ace for the Dragons, while Isabel Wortman and Kylie Fehlman each had four kills. Fehlman also contributed a pair of blocks.

Hannah Shattuck also played a key role in the win with six kills, three aces, and three digs, and Katie Madigan had 12 digs. Halee Mineweaser ran the offense with 30 set assists and added three aces, two blocks, and a kill.

GENERAL MCLANE 3, ERIE HIGH 1

ERIE, Pa. – Kayle Seidel had a monster night with 23 kills, 15 digs, and two aces to lead visiting General McLane to a 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-22) win over Erie High.

Catrina Miller added six kills for the Lancers with Madison Donahue chipping in 11 digs, seven aces, and three kills and Lilli Mook three kills and eight digs. Jenna Kulka ran the offense with 33 set assists.

HICKORY 3, LAKEVIEW 0

STONEBORO, Pa. – Three players reached double-digits in kills led by 20 from Aniyah Anderson, as visiting Hickory outlasted Lakeview, 3-2 (25-14, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-8).

Adalyn Duncan added 11 kills for the Hornets, while Raeley Gargano had 10. Paige Griffith also played a key role on offense with nine kills.

Kelsey Gargano (21 digs) and Rachel Wiesen (20 digs) paced the Hickory defense, while Giaona Caputo ran the offense with 16 set assists.

COUDERSPORT 3, PORT ALLEGANY 0

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Praylan Perkins had 11 aces and 12 digs to help Coudersport sweep visiting Port Allegany, 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-23).

Avaree Kellert added six kills and nine digs for the Lady Falcons with Sarah Atherholt chipping in five kills. Mikayla Kavonas ran the offense with 15 set assists and added six aces and two digs.

Tori Tanner had eight digs and two aces for Port Allegany with Shannon Curfman adding six blocks.

CLARION 3, MONITEAU 0

CLARION, Pa. – Korrin Burns had 16 kills, nine digs, and an ace to help Clarion move to 14-0 on the season with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-23) win over visiting Moniteau.

The Lady Cats, the top-ranked team in the state in Class 1A, also got 11 kills and 10 digs from Erica Selfridge and five kills apiece from Aryana Girvan and Payton Simko. Jordan Best chipped in seven aces and six digs, and Brenna Campbell ran the offense with 34 set assists while adding four aces and two digs.

GALETON 3, ST. MARYS 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Alexis Johnson and Alli Macensk combined four 11 kills, four blocks, two set assists, nine aces, and four digs to lead visiting Galeton to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-9) win over St. Marys.

Johnson had six kills, three blocks, three digs, three aces, and a set assist with Macensky adding five kills, six aces, a dig, a set assists, and a block for the Lady Tigers.

Galeton also got strong defensive efforts from Tressa Succowich (10 digs), Olivia Rohrbaugh (8 digs), Makenna Shuemaker (9 digs), Lauren Sauley (7 digs), and Mikayla Schott (11 digs). Sauley had a strong all-around match contributing six kills, six set assists, and two aces as well.

Janelle Krug had 30 digs for St. Marys with Olivia Dunmire adding 13 digs and Meghan McGonnell 18 digs and three kills. Lindsey Reiter also had nine digs, three kills, and three set assists for the Lady Dutch.

SHARPSVILLE 3, SLIPPERY ROCK 2

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Visiting Sharpsville rallied from two sets down to beat Slippery Rock, 3-2 (24-26, 15-25, 26-24, 25-21, 15-13).

Sharpsville stats were unavailable but Virginia Recchia led Slippery Rock with 24 set assists, 29 digs, and eight aces. Laney McClymonds had 10 kills and 22 digs, Tiffany Madison added nine kills and four blocks, Makenns Shaner had eight kills and 17 digs, Klara Wilson had 28 digs, and Reagan Duffy chipped in five kills and 21 digs.

DUBOIS 3, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois swept visiting Punxsutawney, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-10).

DuBois stats weren’t available but Punxsutawney got 10 kills from Katelyn Griebel and five from Elliott Ferrent, who also had 12 digs.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, NORTH CLARION 0

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Emma Smith and Ruby Smith combined for 17 kills to help visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-21) win over North Clarion.

Emma Smith had a match-high nine kills with Ruby Smith adding eight kills and eight aces for the Lady Lions. Kendall Dunn ran the offense with 22 set assists and also paced the defense with eight digs.

Emily Aites had six kills for North Clarion, while Alana Brooks added 20 digs. Sarah Aaron ran the offense with 12 set assists, and Brenna Thompson was strong at the net with the block.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, BROCKWAY 1

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Six kills, 20 digs, and three aces from Savanah Morelli helped visiting DuBois Central Catholic to a 3-1 (27-25, 16-25, 25-12, 25-21) win over Brockway.

Morgan Tyler added four kills and four aces for the Lady Cardinals who also got four kills apiece from Maddie Hoyt and Kayley Riser.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, KANE 0

KANE, Pa. – Gabby Weisner’s double-double of 12 kills and 10 digs helped visiting Elk County Catholic sweep Kane, 3-0 (25-14, 25-5, 30-28).

Brooke Bauer added seven kills for the Lady Crusaders who also got six kills and six digs from Julia AIkens. Tami Geci (15 digs) and Abby Hasselman (14 digs) led the ECC defense, and Moira Stanisch had 30 set assists and three aces in the victory.

PENNS VALLEY 3, CLEARFIELD 0

HYDE, Pa. – Despite 15 set assists from Lauren Ressler and six kills and five blocks from Paige Rhine, homestanding Clearfield fell, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-18), to Penns Valley in Mountain League action.

Penns Valley stats weren’t available.

RIDGWAY 3, BRADFORD 1

BRADFORD, Pa. – Visiting Ridgway scored a 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18) win over Bradford.

Ridgway stats weren’t available, but Bradford got 10 kills from Alix Ordiway and three kills and three blocks from Mikey Langeniese.

OSWAYO VALLEY 3, NORTHERN POTTER 0

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Thirty-one combined kills from Jadyn Brabham and Macy West helped Oswayo Valley beat visiting Northern Potter, 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-15).

Brabham had 18 kills and 11 digs to lead the Green Wave with West adding 13 kills, eight digs, and five blocks. Johanna Dickerson and Mackenzie George ran the offense for Oswayo Valley with each player recording 18 set assists. Dickerson also had five kills, 10 digs, and three aces, while George added three kills, eight digs, and two blocks.

Courtney Martin had 11 digs and five kills for Northern Potter with Megan Hyde adding 10 digs, four kills, and three set assists and Madison Hoopes 12 digs.

CAMERON COUNTY 3, SMETHPORT 0

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Kaelee Bresslin had four kills and six aces to help Cameron County pick up a 3-0 (25-20, 25-8, 25-12) road win over Smethport.

Mallory McKimm added four kills and four aces for the Lady Raiders who also got eight kills and three aces from Morgan Lorenzo.

Baylee Fitzsimmons had 12 digs for Smethport with Madi Faes adding six digs, two aces and seven set assists and Chloe Costa five kills and six digs.

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