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Oct. 19, 2021 VB: Irwin Helps Warren Beat CASH to Share D10 Region 5 Title; Sheffield, Clarion Get Wins

Ellee Irwin had a double-double for Warren in a win over CASH that helped the Lady Dragons to a share of the Region 5 Title with the Eagles

WARREN, Pa. – The Warren Dragons needed a win against Conneaut (Pa.) on Tuesday to tie for the Region 5 title with the Eagles.

They got it, earning a 3-1 (25-17, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19) victory.

Both teams finished with identical 6-2 records, splitting their two matchups after Conneaut earned a five-set win over the Dragons on Sept. 30.

Warren got strong performances from its three seniors – Katie Madigan, Ellee Irwin, and Halee Mineweaser. Madigan (15 kills, 19 digs) and Irwin (10 kills, 13 digs) both had double-doubles, while Mineweaser had 25 set assists, six digs, four blocks, two aces, and five kills.

Irwin was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match and talked about the win afterwards:

The Dragons overcame a big night from Conneaut’s Kaylee Mattera, who had 18 kills, seven digs, and three aces.

Sylvia Prebor added six kills and seven blocks for CASH, while Rylee Jones had seven digs and Amber Clark 30 assists and seven digs.

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CLARION 3, UNION 0

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Korrin Burns had 11 kills and three digs, and Aryanna Girvan added seven kills and two digs to help visiting Clarion sweep Union, 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-16).

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Adia Needham also had a strong match in the middle for the Lady Cats with four kills while adding three aces and two digs. She was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.

Payton Simko chipped in four kills and two digs in the win, while Jordan Best had five digs and an ace.

Hailey Kriebel led Union with three kills with Dominika Logue adding two kills. Kennedy Vogle paced the Golden Damsels defense with nine digs and also served a pair of aces.

Adia Needham of Clarion was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match after the Lady Cats downed Union, 3-0, Tuesday

SHEFFIELD 3, BROCKWAY 1

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Sheffield used a balanced attack in a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-12, 25-20) win over visiting Brockway.

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Kassidy Orinko (14 kills and eight digs) and Emily Foster (10 kills and six blocks) were strong at the net, while Madeline Roell had 20 digs and Kadence Steffan ran the offense with 41 set assists and had nine digs.

Watch as Syrena Antonuccio serves three straight aces for Sheffield

Sierra Morelli had eight assists and a pair of blocks for the Rovers. Lauren Randos had five kills and Kalina Powell had 25 digs.

Emily Foster of Sheffield hits a ball through a Brockway defender Tuesday night. Photo by Brian Hagberg

OSWAYO VALLEY 3, PORT ALLEGANY 1

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Avaree Kellert had 18 kills, nine aces, 10 digs, and seven blocks to lift Oswayo Valley to a 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-9, 25-15) win over visiting Port Allegany.

Jenna Freer added eight kills, 13 digs, five set assists, and an ace for the Green Wave with Praylan Perkings adding seven kills, two aces. 12 digs, and three blocks, and Eva West five aces, two digs, and two kills.

Ella Moses paced Port Allegany with 11 kills and three blocks with Kayleigha Dowell chipping in seven kills and four aces, and Madeline Smith seven kills and 20 digs.

Leigha Nelson ran the offense for the Lady Gators with 23 set assists while adding three aces.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, MONITEAU 0

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Brooke Kessler tallied 14 kills to lead visiting Moniteau to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-9) win over Moniteau.

Ruby Smith added eight kills and four aces for the lady Lions with Abby Himes also contributing four aces, as C-L had 19 aces as a team.

Kendall Dunn ran the offense for C-L with 29 set assists.

DUBOIS 3, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Behind nine Bella Gregory kills DuBois picked up a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-21) road win over Punxsutawney.

Ashlyn West and Morgan Pasternak led the Lady Beavers on defense with 12 digs apiece, while Lauren Walker delivered five service aces.

Ciara Toven led Punxsutawney with six kills with Kylie Diem adding three kills. Diem also had two blocks.

Danielle Griebel ran the offense for the Lady Chucks with nine set assists while adding eight digs, while Samantha Griebel had 17 digs and Emma Galando 12.

HUNTINGDON 3, CLEARFIELD 1

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Despite taking the first set, visiting Clearfield dropped a 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-10, 25-18) decision to Huntingdon.

Hannah Glunt had 17 set assists for the Lady Bison including helping Ruby Singleton collect nine kills. Singleton also had three blocks. Addy Ruiz chipped in six kills.

ST. MARYS 3, KANE 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Rylee Nicklas had seven kills, seven set assists, and 12 aces to help St. Marys sweep visiting Kane, 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-15).

Holly Anthony added five kills for the Lady Dutch with Lindsey Reiter chipping in nine set assists.

Maya Smith led Kane with six kills, four digs, and three aces while Myka Costanzo chipped in 15 digs. Jayna Johnson ran the Lady Wolves offense with nine set assists.

MAPLEWOOD 3, WILMINGTON 0

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Maplewood went on the road and beat Wilmington, 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-12), at West Middlesex High School.

The Greyhounds home match was moved to West Middlesex because of a floor issue, according to Maplewood volleyball’s Facebook page.

Sadie Thomas led the way for the Tigers with 18 kills, 12 digs, and five aces with Avery Brunot adding five kills, and McKenna Crawford 12 digs.

Bailey Varndell ran the offense for Maplewood with 29 set assists and added six aces.

WEST MIDDLESEX 3, ROCKY GROVE 0

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Visiting West Middlesex swept Rocky Grove, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-13).

Courtney Clark had four aces and seven digs for Rocky Grove with Rylee Reed adding three kills and three digs, Devin Roads 10 digs, Sarah Plumer two kills and a block, Paige Cresswell four digs, and Abby Williams six digs.

West Middlesex stats weren’t available.

CRANBERRY 3, NORTH CLARION 0

SENECA, Pa. – Ayanna Ferringer had 14 kills and two blocks to help Cranberry defend its home gym with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-15) sweep of visiting North Clarion.

Maria Anderson added 12 kills, three digs, and two blocks for the Berries with Mackenzie Karnes chipping in six kills, three digs, and two blocks.

Brooke Hart also had four aces, three kills, and a block for Cranberry, which has won eight in a row, while Lillie Kaptura added three aces.

GLENDALE 3, CURWENSVILLE 2

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Glendale rallied to beat Curwensville, 3-2 (25-12, 25-16, 25-15).

Alaina Anderson ran the offense for Curwensville with 22 set assists while adding three kills, two blocks, and an ace, while Alyssa Bakaysa led the offensive attack with 11 kills while adding six blocks.

COUDERSPORT 3, CAMERON COUNTY 0

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Ava Wahlers had 10 kills, four digs, an ace, and a block, and Sierra Myers added nine kills, an ace, and a block to help Coudersport pick up a 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-11) road win over Cameron County.

Savannah Myers chipped in six kills and four digs for the Lady Falcons, while Liz Frame ran the offense with 26 set assists and added two digs and a kill.

Aubree Lorenzo and Caitlyn Palumbo each had five kills for Cameron County.

KEYSTONE 3, A-C VALLEY 1

KNOX, Pa. – Jozee weaver had 13 kills and six digs to help Keystone to a 3-1 (27-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22) win over visiting A-C Valley.

Kennedy Kaye added 18 digs for the Lady Panthers, while Natalie Bowser chipped in three kills and nine set assists, Leah Exley 12 kills and four aces, and Sydney Bell nine kills and five blocks.

Alyssa Weaver ran the offense for Keystone with 18 set assists and added four digs.

Meah Ielase had a double-double for A-C Valley with 17 kills and 14 digs with Lexi Ruckdescherl adding 11 kills, Mackenzie Parks 11 digs, and Baylee Blauser three blocks.

Jenna Stefanacci ran the offense for the Lady Falcons with 22 set assists while adding 12 digs.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 3, FOREST AREA 0

OIL CITY, Pa. – Venango Catholic beat visiting Forest Area, 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-12).

Izzy Flick had three kills and three aces to lead Forest Area.

Venango Catholic stats weren’t available.

TITUSVILLE 3, OIL CITY 1

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Titusville defended its home court with a 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-11) win over Oil City.

Jada Heeter had five kills, three blocks, four aces, and four digs for Oil City with Syd Svolos adding 11 digs, two aces, and three kills.

Emma Stahl ran the offense for the Oilers with 12 set assists while adding four kills and 12 digs.

Titusville stats weren’t available.

HICKORY 3, GREENVILLE 0

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Chloe Kovac and Paige Griffith combined for 22 kills to lead Hickory to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-19) home win over Greenville.

Kovac had 12 kills with Griffith adding 10 kills. Griffith also had three blocks.

Emily Duncan ran the offense for the Hornets with 30 set assists.

NORTH EAST 3, MERCYHURST PREP 0

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Cadence Jones had 15 kills to lead North East to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-18) win over visiting Mercyhurst Prep.

Addica Sperry had nine kills and six digs for Mercyhurst Prep with Avery Ollinger adding five kills and Jayne Seth 10 digs. Julia Seth ran the offense with 13 set assists.

YOUNGSVILLE 3, TIDIOUTE CHARTER 2

TIDIOUTE, Pa. – Mia Rafalski had nine kills, 11 digs, and four blocks as Youngsville held off homestanding Tidioute Charter, 3-2 (25-20, 24-26, 25-21, 23-25, 15-11)

Molly Hellman also had nine kills for the Eagles while Lynzee Higley chipped in four kills. Kenzie Olewine added 22 digs and two kills with Smantha Wilhelm adding 10 digs.

Dilyn Moore ran the offense for Youngsville with 29 set assists.

KARNS CITY 3, REDBANK VALLEY 2

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Emma Johns had seven kills, 13 set assists, seven digs, and a block as Karns City held off visiting Redbank Valley, 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 19-25, 11-25, 15-12).

Natalie Hess added eight kills and a block for the Lady Gremlins with Amber Mauer chipping in five kills, nine digs, three aces, and an assist.

Rosie Carden contributed seven kills, 18 set assistsm ine digs, three aces, and a block in the win, Ava Fox had seven kills, two aces, a block, and 26 digs, Bethany Morrow had seven digs, and Ashley Fox five kills, five aces, and 27 digs.

Alivia Huffman led Redbank Valley with 22 kills, 13 digs, and six aces with Taylor Ripple added 12 kills with Olivia Anderson and Carlie Rupp each getting to 13 balls on defense and Caylen Rearick got to 45 balls on defense.

Lilly Shaffer ran the Lady Bulldogs offense with 33 set assists.

OTTO-ELDRED 3, AUSTIN 2

AUSTIN, Pa. – Behind 11 kills, 20 digs, four aces, and a block from Katie Sheeler Otto-Eldred picked up a 3-2 (25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 25-17, 15-10) road win over Austin.

Carrie Drummond added nine kills and nine digs for the Lady Terrors while Anna Merry ran the offense with 22 set assists and added nine digs, three kills, and a block.

Jade Williams paced Austin with 13 kills, 12 digs, and four aces with Kendyl Welsh adding 11 kills and five blocks, Isabella Rees four kills and five blocks, and Ella Brewer three kills and 28 digs.

Marah Fowler ran the offense for the Lady Panthers with 27 set assists and added five digs.

GALETON 3, SMETHPORT 0

GALETON, Pa. – Alli Macensky had 13 kills, four blocks, six digs, and three aces to help Galeton pick up a 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-23) home win over Smethport.

Olivia Rohrbaugh added nine kills, 14 digs, and three aces for the Tigers with Johanna Dickerson chipping in five kills, 11 set assists, six digs, and three blocks, and Lauren Sualey 14 set assists, 10 digs, and three kills.

Dani Nelson and Kaylee Swanson each had a team-best three kills for Smethport with Swanson adding seven digs and Nelson 11 digs. Baylee Fitzsimmons got to 28 balls on defense for the Lady Hubbers and added three aces.

CONNEAUT (OHIO) 3, FAIRVIEW 1

CONNEAUT, OHIO – Addy Wade’s 12 kills lifted Conneaut (Ohio) to a 3-1 (25-18, 8-25, 25-15, 25-16) win over visiting Fairview.

Abby Zablotny had seven kills and five digs for Fairview with Emma Willow adding five kills, and Jula Weindorf 17 digs.

Jenn Hunter ran the offense for the Tigers with 15 set assists and added five digs.

FORT LEBOEUF 3, MCDOWELL 0

ERIE, Pa. – Chloe Rossi and Audrey Friedman combined for 21 kills as Fort LeBoeuf hit the road and gained a 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-13) sweep of McDowell.

Rossi led the Bison with 11 kills while adding seven digs with Friedman contributing 10 kills.

Katie Proctor had 11 digs in the win, and Lauren Dahn added eight kills and six aces.

Kerringten Wasiuelewski ran the Fort LeBoeuf offense with 27 set assists.

GROVE CITY 3, MEADVILLE 0

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Grove City swept to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-22) road win over Meadville.

Cassie Smith paced Grove City with 12 kills.

Ella Stewart led Meadville with 10 kills and eight digs with Kendall Sandrock adding six kills, 13 digs, and four aces.

Elliott Schleicher ran the offense for the Bulldogs with 11 set assists with Kai Kawata adding seven set assists. Kawata also had 11 digs, and Meghan Willis tied Sandrock for the team lead with 13 digs.

VILLA MARIA 3, ERIE 0

ERIE, Pa. – Willa Regal and Sienna Dauer combined for 23 set assists, as homestanding Villa Maria beat Erie, 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-7).

Regal had 13 set assists and Dauer 10.

Karlee Berchtold led the Victors’ offense with nine kills and nine aces with Karlee Kieklak adding six kills and Bella Taraski five kills. Kasey Smith also served well in the win with nine aces and added four kills.

JOHNSONBURG 3, RIDGWAY 1

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Behind 12 kills apiece from Alaina Sherry and Tess Kocjancic visiting Johnsonburg beat rival Ridgway, 3-1 (25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 25-13).

Sherry added five aces and a block and Kocjancic two aces.

Annasophia Stauffer chipped in 10 kills, four blocks, and three aces, and Ella Lindberg had eight kills and five aces.

COMMODORE PERRY 3, MERCER 2

MERCER, Pa. – Ashley Bowser had six kills and 18 digs to help visiting Commodore Perry rally past Mercer, 3-2 (19-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 15-11).

Riley Payne and Lizzi Popp each added four kills for the Panthers with Popp also recoding six aces and six digs and Payne 16 digs, three aces, and two blocks.

Lydia Hittle ran the Commodore Perry offense with 16 set assists and added 19 digs, three kills, and an ace.

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