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Sept. 11, 2021 VB: Keystone, ECC Win Tourneys; ACV Goes Five in Win; Clearfield Gets Victory

Keystone won the Franklin Tournament Saturday. Submitted photo

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Keystone and Elk County Catholic won tournaments Saturday in volleyball action, while A-C Valley and Clearfield got dual-match victories.

Keystone won the Franklin Tournament beating Oil City (2-0), Venango Catholic (2-0), and Franklin (2-0) in pool play while splitting with Mercer (1-1) to earn the top seed. Then in the playoff round, the Lady Panthers topped Titusville, Cranberry, and Karns City to win the tournament.

In the 24th annual Elk County Tournament, the host Lady Crusaders beat Ridgway (25-17, 25-20), Johnsonburg (25-5, 25-22), and St. Marys (25-15, 25-16) in pool play before defeating Johnsonburg in the championship match, 25-9, 25-15.

In pool play, Johnsonburg topped St. Marys, 25-23, 25-18, and Ridgway (25-20, 25-21), while St. Marys split with Ridgway (23-25, 25-14). St. Marys then beat Ridgway, 30-26, in the consolation match.

Earning All-Tournament honors were ECC sophomore Tori Newton and ECC senior Abby Hasselman, Johnsonburg senior Tess Kocjancic and Johnsonburg junior Alaina Sherry, St. Marys junior Lindsey Reiter, and Ridgway senior Carli Thomas.

CLEARFIELD 3, BROOKVILLE 0 

HYDE, Pa. – Behind 12 kills from Ruby Singleton, Clearfield swept visiting Brookville, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23).

Olivia Bender added six kills for the Lady Bison with Hannah Glunt contributing 10 set assists.

A-C VALLEY 3, SHEFFIELD 2

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Lexi Ruckdeschel had a double-double of 14 kills and 16 digs to help A-C Valley rally past homestanding Sheffield, 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12).

Meah Ielase added nine kills and 14 digs for the Lady Falcons, while Jenna Stefanacci ran the offense with 20 set assists, and Mackenzie Parks (9 digs) and Bella Ielase (12 digs) contributed on defense.

Kassidy Orinko had 20 kills, 11 digs, and five blocks to pace Sheffield with Lynzie Grubbs adding 10 kills, nine blocks, and nine digs. Emily Foster chipped in seven kills for the Lady Wolverines with Lexi Goldwaite adding four aces and three set assists.

Kadence Steffan ran the offense for Sheffield with 39 set assists while adding eight digs.

WARREN 3, WEST MIDDLESEX 0 

WARREN, Pa. – Katie Madigan and Carly Beers each had seven kills to lead Warren to a 3-0 win over visiting West Middlesex.

Madigan added 10 digs in the win while Summer Lucks also had 10 digs and Halee Mineweaser ran the offense with 20 set assists and eight digs.

 

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