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Oct. 21, 2021 VB: Warren Sweeps Maplewood; Karns City Wins to Get Playoff Spot

Halee Mineweaser of Warren

WARREN, Pa. – Warren continued its late-season surge, earning a 3-0 win over visiting Maplewood (25-18, 25-17, 25-17) in a non-region showdown.

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Warren, which captured a share of the Region 5 title with a win over Conneaut (Pa.) on Tuesday, went on big runs in each set, including in the third when they jumped out to an 18-6 lead.

Halee Mineweaser set the offensive tone with 28 set assists to go along with three blocks and eight digs. Mineweaser was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match and talked about the win afterward.

Katie Madigan had 18 kills and 17 digs for the Dragons, who have won five straight.

Kylie Fehlman had seven kills and two blocks, Summer Lucks 13 digs, Carly Beers five kills, four digs and two aces, Alexia Bowers three blocks and one kill, Ellee Irwin two kills, seven digs and one ace and Brooke Edwards two aces and three digs.

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Sadie Thomas had 18 kills and 13 digs to pace Maplewood with Madison O’Hara adding nine digs and three aces.

Bailey Varndell ran the offense for the Tigers with 23 set assists.

KARNS CITY 3, SLIPPERY ROCK 2

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Rallying from a 2-1 deficit, Karns City secured a playoff spot with a 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, 15-8) win at Slippery Rock.

According to assistant coach Nicole Fox, the Lady Gremlins needed to win in order for the district to allow Karns City to enter the postseason – District 9 has an open tournament in all classifications for volleyball but individual schools have different policies governing when and how a team can enter.

Ashley Fox led the way for Karns City with 12 kills, 17 digs, three aces, and two set assists with Natalie Hess adding 11 kills.

Rosie Carden (9 kills, 16 assists, 9 digs, 1 ace) and Emma Johns (6 kills, 15 set assists, 2 blocks, 7 digs, 2 aces) did a little bit of everything in the win, while Ava Fox chipped in five kills, five aces, two blocks, and 16 digs. Amber Mauer also had four kills and five digs.

CRANBERRY 3, OIL CITY 0

OIL CITY, Pa. – Behind 12 kills, five aces, and two digs from Maria Anderson, visiting Cranberry swept Oil City, 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16).

Ayanna Ferringer added seven kills, two digs, and a block in the win, the ninth straight for th Berries, while Ashlynn Collins had 16 set assists.

Jada Heeter, Abby Kriedler, and Emma Stahl each had four kills for Oil City with Heeter adding four blocks, three aces, and eight digs, Kriedler adding seven digs and two aces, and Stahl chipping in five set assists, three digs, and an ace.

WEST MIDDLESEX 3, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 0

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Emily Anthony and Kennedy Beatty each had five kills to help West Middlesex get a road sweep of Kennedy Catholic, 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-18).

Anthony also had nine aces. Stats first reported by the Sharon Herald.

JAMESTOWN 3, COMMODORE PERRY 0

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Liz Kammerdiener tallied 11 kills and five digs to help Jamestown sweep past visiting Commodore Perry, 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-6).

Delaney Cowger ran the offense for Jamestown with 20 set assists.

Riley Payne had three kills for Commodore Perry with Auna Dias recording 10 digs.

Jamestown stats first reported by the Sharon Herald.

FORT LEBOEUF 3, COCHRANTON 0

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Audrey Friedman had 11 kills to help Fort LeBoeuf pick up a 3-0 (25-14, 26-24, 25-12) road win over Cochranton.

Chloe Rossi and Lauren Dahn each added seven kills for the Bison with Rossi also picking up 11 digs and Dahn 10.

Kerringten Wasiulewski ran the offense for Fort LeBoeuf with 30 set assists while adding seven digs, and Katie Proctor had six digs.

PORT ALLEGANY 3, CAMERON COUNTY 0

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Madelin Smith and Ella Moses each reached double digits in kills, as Port Allegany swept to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-21) home win over Cameron County.

Smith led the Lady Gators with 14 kills while adding 10 digs and two aces, while Moses added 10 kills and three blocks.

Kayleigha Dowell also had a strong match for Port Allegany with seven kills and six aces, while Cheyenne Crowe served five aces.

Leigha Nelson ran the offense for the Lady Gators with 24 set assists.

Caitlyn Palumbo had six kills for Cameron County, while Aubree Lorenzo added three kills.

KANE 3, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2

DUBOIS, Pa. – Mackenzie Blankenship, Serrenna Conklin, and Cora Jekielek combined for 28 kills to help Kane fend off homestanding DuBois Central Catholic, 3-2 (18-25, 25-16, 25-8, 10-25, 15-5).

Blankenship led the Lady Wolves with 10 kills and added four blocks, Conklin had nine kills and a block, and Jekielek had nine kills, four digs, and two aces.

Maya Smith also chipped in four kills, 12 digs, and two aces in the win, while Elizabeth Yasurek had 10 digs, and Myka Costanzo 13 digs and five aces.

Jayna Johnson ran the offense with 21 set assists with help from Aubri Haight, who had seven set assists.

ERIE FIRST CHRISTIAN 3, YOUNGSVILLE 1

ERIE, Pa. – Erie First Christian beat visiting Youngsville, 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 13-25, 25-22).

Olivia Darling led Youngsville with nine kills, four blocks, and three digs, while Mia Rafalski added eight kills and seven digs.

Also for the Eagles, Lilly Clough added five kills while Kenzie Olewine got to 21 balls on defense.

Dilyn Moore ran the offense for Youngsville with 14 set assists while adding four digs and two blocks.

Erie First Christian stats weren’t available.

A-C VALLEY 3, UNION 0

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Meah Ielase had a double-double of 10 kills and 10 digs to lead visiting A-C Valley to a 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-17) win over Union.

Lexi Ruckdeschel added seven kills and four blocks, Paige Klingler had five aces and 13 digs, and Mackenzie Parks chipped in 11 digs and three set assists.

Jenna Stefanacci ran the offense for A-C Valley with 14 set assists.

Dominika Logue led Union with five kills, five digs, and two aces, Cheyenne Dowling and Hailey Kriebel each added three kills, and Kennedy Vogle had seven digs and two aces.

ROCKY GROVE 3, MERCER 0

MERCER, Pa. – Abby Williams had 10 kills, nine digs, and three aces to help Rocky Grove sweep homestanding Mercer, 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-19).

Rylee Reed added seven kills and three aces for the Orioles with Sarah Plumer chipping in five kills and Abby Cable four kills.

Courtney Clark ran the offense for Rocky Grove with 30 set assists while adding five digs and four aces.

GALETON 3, COUDERSPORT 1

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Alli Macensky and Olivia Rohrbaugh combined for 23 kills, 27 digs, four blocks, and four aces, as visiting Galeton beat Coudersport, 3-1 (25-11, 18-25, 25-15, 25-23).

Macensky led the Tigers with 13 kills while adding 11 digs, three aces, and two blocks, while Rohrabugh had 10 kills, 16 digs, two blocks, and an ace.

Eve Cole added six kills and eight digs for Galeton, while Johanna Dickerson had 14 set assists, 21 digs, eight kills, and three aces. Lauren Sauley added 18 set assists, 12 digs, and four aces.

Sierra Myers had nine kills and two aces for Coudersport with Savannah Myers adding seven kills and nine digs, and Makenzie Gentzyel 13 digs.

OSWAYO VALLEY 3, NORTHERN POTTER 0

ULYSSES, Pa. – Avaree Kellert had 19 kills, 13 digs, five blocks, and two assists to help Oswayo Valley to a 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-15) win over Northern Potter.

Jadyn Brabham added 10 kills and 10 digs for the Green Wave, while Praylan Perkins chipped in nine kills and nine digs and Jenna Freer four kills and 11 digs.

Trinity Lundy ran the offense for Oswayo Valley with 38 set assists while adding eight digs.

Courtney Martin paced Northern Potter with three kills and four digs, while Madison Hoopes had two kills and five digs, and Megan Hyde had three kills, three digs, and two blocks.

Justine David ran the Lady Panthers offense with eight set assists while adding two kills and three digs.

OTTO-ELDRED 3, BRADFORD 0

BRADFORD, Pa. – Katie Sheeler had nine kills, 20 digs, and two blocks to help Otto-Eldred to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 26-24) win at Bradford.

Kaylee Rhnehart added seven kills and 15 digs for the Lady Terrors.

Kalie Dixon had a strong night for Bradford with 16 set assists, two kills, and a block, while Jessica Fox added four blocks and four kills.

Stats were first reported by the Bradford Era

WEST BRANCH 3, CURWENSVILLE 0

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – West Branch, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 1A, rolled to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-13) win at Curwensville.

Alyssa Bakaysa led Curwensville with four kills and three blocks with Alaina Anderson adding two kills and five set assists.

MONITEAU 3, FOREST AREA 0

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Moniteau picked up a 3-0 (25-7, 25-7, 25-9) road win over Forest Area at East Forest.

Faith Healy had three digs for Forest Area with Oliva Thompson, Kelsey Young, and Peighton Trout all recording two kills apiece. Izza Flick added a block.

Moniteau stats weren’t available.

MARION CENTER 3, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Visiting Marion Center swept Punxsutawney, 3-0 (25-7, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15).

Ciara Toven led Punxsutawney with eight kills, while Danielle Griebel had 14 set assists, and Emma Galando got to 36 balls on defense.

RIDGWAY 3, SHEFFIELD 0

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Ridgway picked up a 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-16) road win over Sheffield.

Kassidy Orinko led Sheffield with six kills, five blocks, and eight digs with Emily Foster adding five kills and three blocks, and Ana McCracken nine digs.

Kadence Steffan ran the offense for the Lady Wolverines with 21 set assists.

Ridgway stats weren’t available.

AUSTIN/SMETHPORT SUSPENEDED AFTER THREE SETS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – The Austin at Smethport game was suspended before the start of the fourth set because of a power failure at Smethport High School.

Austin was leading 2-1 (25-13, 25-21, 13-25) at the time of the power outage.

According to Smethport’s Kristin Fitzsimmons, the resolution of the match won’t be known until the athletic directors can talk Friday.

Some stats at the time of the suspension included Jade Williams with eight kills for Austin, while Ella Brewer had gotten to 26 balls on defense, and Marah Fowler had 18 set assists, four kills, and six digs.

Smethport was being led by five kills and nine digs from Kaylee Swanson, while Baylee Fitzsimmons had gotten to 28 balls on defense and Dani Nelson had four kills, eight digs, and four aces.

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