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Sept. 13, 2022 VB Recaps: 2nd set Rally Keeps Clarion’s Consecutive Set Streak Alive; Parks Leads Meadville; OV Tops O-E

CLARION, Pa. – Aryanna Girvin and Taylor Alston weren’t going to let Clarion’s District 9 consecutive-set win streak end.

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The Lady Cats, holding a one set to none lead, in their KSAC showdown with visiting Keystone found themselves down 17-13 in the second set and in real danger of having what was now a 123 consecutive wins streak against D9 opponents end.

           

But Alston served three straight aces, and Girvan added two more aces to help Clarion rally for a 26-24 set two victory on its way to a three-set sweep (25-17, 26-24, 25-18) of the visiting Lady Panthers.

The three-set win, Clarion’s 48th in a row and 59th in a row vs. D9 opponents extended the Lady Cats consecutive-set streak to 125 in a row since dropping Set 2 to A-C Valley Sept. 24, 2019.

Girvan had big match with 10 kills, eight digs, and two aces and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match.

She talked about the victory

Hadlee Campbell added five kills, four aces, and 11 digs for the Lady Cats who also got four aces, six digs, six set assists, two kills, and two blocks from Alston and 10 set assists and five digs from Grace Ochs.

Bri Pierce led the Clarion defense with 17 digs.

Leah Exley had eight kills and 11 digs for Keystone with Natalie Bowser adding five kills, nine set assists, two aces, and three blocks.

Kennedy Kaye paced the Lady Panthers defense with 16 digs.

In the pivotal second set, Keystone built the 17-13 lead only to see Clarion go on a 10-2 run to go ahead 23-19.

The Lady Panthers fought back and tied the match at 23 before Clarion took a 24-23 lead. The Lady Cats thought they had the victory at 25-23 when a hit was originally called in bounds. But after a discussion, the call was changed to out-of-bounds tying the set at 24. Clarion, though, got the next two points to secure the win. It then started the third set on a 14-4 run.

With wins over Cranberry, Redbank Valley, and Keystone, Clarion now finds itself in the drivers seat for another KSAC title despite only being two weeks into conference play.

           

MEADVILLE 3, HARBOR CREEK 2

HARBOR CREEK, Pa. – A monster match from Emma Parks helped Meadville survive Harbor Creek, 3-2 (18-25, 25-16, 25-16, 23-25, 15-10) on the road.

Parks had 38 kills and 12 digs for the Bulldogs who also got nine kills and seven digs from Kendall Mealy.

Sydney Holt paced the Meadville defense with 18 digs, while Elliott Schleicher ran the offense with 47 set assists while adding 16 digs and three aces.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – In an early-season North Tier League showdown, it was Oswayo Valley that got the best of Otto-Eldred, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-19).

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It was a match of runs, as Oswayo Valley built leads of at least six in every set, led by the strong offensive play of Avaree Kellert, Olivia Cook, and Trinity Lundy.

Cook had 17 kills, 11 service points, five digs, and two blocks, while Kellert finished with 12 kills, six service points, 10 digs, one assist, and two blocks.

Kellert was named Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match and talked about the win along with Cook.

They were set up by the strong play of Lundy, who had 31 set assists to go along with 10 service points and one kill. Praylan Perkins also finished with four kills, six service points, and 15 digs.

Katie Sheeler and Carrie Drummond had strong hitting games for Otto-Eldred. Sheeler finished with eight kills and three digs and Drummond had seven kills and 10 digs.

SHARON 3, TITUSVILLE 1

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Behind seven kills and five aces from Victorya Byler, Sharon went on the road and beat Titusville, 3-1 (25-18, 25-27, 25-20, 25-20).

Tay Chester added eight digs with Claire Boiden serving five aces for the Tigers, while Kylie Weirick had eighth set assists and six digs.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 3, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Ciara Toven and Samantha Griebel combined for 15 kills and seven aces to lift Punxsutawney to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-9) road win over Clarion-Limestone.

Toven had eight kills and four aces with Griebel adding seven kills and three aces. Lexi Poole also chipped in five kills and three aces for the Lady Chucks with Kylie Diem recording four blocks.

Danielle Griebel ran the offense for Punxsy with 20 set assists.

Ansley Burke led C-L with nine kills with Maddy Greeley adding four kills. Kaylee Smith ran the offense with 19 set assists.

ROCKY GROVE 3, FARRELL 1

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Courtney Clark had six aces, six kills, and five digs to help Rocky Grove get past visiting Farrell, 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-12).

Katie Beggs added six kills and three aces for the Orioles who also got three kills and two blocks from Paige Cresswell, five kills from Abby Cable, three blocks and three kills from Josie Seely, four digs from Kaidlynn Burger, and seven aces from Olivia Faust.

JOHNSONBURG 3, BROCKWAY 0

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Johnsonburg picked up a 3-0 (25-11, 25-28, 25-20) home win over Brockway.

Annasophia Stauffer had 11 kills, six digs, a block, and an ace for the Ramettes with Alaina Sherry adding 10 kills, seven aces, and five digs.

Also for Johnsonburg, Julia Jones added five kills, four digs, and two aces, Ella Lundberg had four kills, a block, 10 digs, and a set assist, and Marlee Cherry added six digs and an ace.

Abby King ran the offense for Jburg with 21 set assists and added two kills.

Kalina Powell had three kills and 11 digs for the Lady Rovers while Savannah Ross added 10 set assists, five digs, and a block. Stephanie Stage chipped in four kills, four digs, and a block, and Lauren Rendos had four kills and four digs.

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MAPLEWOOD 3, IROQUOIS 0

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Sadie Thomas had 13 kills and six aces to help Maplewood to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-6, 25-12) home win over Iroquois.

Elizabeth Hunter added 11 kills for the Tigers with McKenna Crawford leading the defense with 16 digs. Bailey Varndell ran the offense for Maplewood with 28 set assists.

NORTH CLARION 3, UNION 0

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Kyler Freeman delivered 12 kills and seven digs, as visiting North Clarion swept Union, 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-19).

Makenzie Lupole added five kills and 10 digs for the She-Wolves.

Allie Lawrence had three service aces for Union with Rebecca Solida and Taylor Shick adding two kills each.

WARREN 3, MERCYHURST PREP 0

ERIE, Pa. – Warren used a balanced offensive attack to earn a 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-13) win at Mercyhurst Prep.

Maddy Jones and Kirsten Johnson led the way with nine kills each. Kylie Fehlman had six kills and two blocks, and Carly Beers had five kills, four aces, and eight digs.

Lindsay Madigan ran the offense with 29 assists and Summer Lucks had 15 digs.

Addica Sperry led Mercyhurst Prep with 10 kills and five digs. Avery Ollinger added 10 digs, and Oliva Kulyk had nine digs. Julia Leth ran the Lakers offense with 17 set assists and added eight digs.

PORT ALLEGANY 3, COUDERSPORT 0

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Beyond 11 kills and three aces from Madeline Smith Port Allegany picked up a 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-17) win over visiting Coudersport.

Kayleigha Dowell added six kills and four aces and Ella Moses had six kills and four blocks for the Lady Gators. Leigha Nelson ran the offense with 24 set assists while adding two blocks.

Sierra Myers led Coudersport with 10 kills and four blocks, Emilee Ruter had 23 digs, and Hallie Rigas added 13 digs.

DUBOIS 3, ST. MARYS 0

DUBOIS, Pa. – Morgan Pasternak had 12 kills to lift DuBois to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-11) home win over St. Marys.

Emma Delp added 10 kills for the Lady Beavers with Gabby Gulvas leading the defense with 14 digs. Emily Snyder ran the offense for DuBois with 29 set assists.

Bella Field had three kills for St. Marys with Lindsey Reiter adding five kills and four set assists and Rylee Nicklas six set assists. Jianna Gerg had 27 digs.

CONNEAUT 3, CORRY 0

CORRY, Pa. – Kaylee Mattera had a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs while adding two aces to lead visiting Conneaut to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-19) win over Corry.

Lainie Harrington added nine kills for the Eagles with Ginger Woods chipping in six kills and six blocks, Sylvia Prebor six kills, and Kenzie Wenzel five kills, seven digs, and three aces.

Paris Karastury (14) and Ashley Crabb (10) also reached double digits in digs for CASH, while Payten Karastury ran the offense with 30 set assists.

AUSTIN 3, CAMERON COUNTY 1

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Isabella Reese had 13 kills, three aces, and two blocks to lift Austin to a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-12, 25-19) road win over Cameron County.

Kendyl Welsh added seven kills and three aces for the Lady Panthers with Ella Brewer leading the defense with 25 digs. Marah Fowler ran the offense for Austin with 25 set assists and added four aces.

Ava Hilfiger led Cameron County with eight kills and two blocks. Aubree Lorenzo added four kills and Navaeh Spaeth had three kills.

WEST MIDDLESEX 3, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 0

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Kennedy Beatty had 11 kills to help West Middlesex sweep past visiting Kennedy Catholic, 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-12).

Alaina Bowers added five kills, five digs, and six aces for the Big Red who also got eight digs from Emma Mild. Caitlin Stephens ran the offense for West Middlesex with 23 set assists and added seven aces and five digs.

CRANBERRY 3, MONITEAU 0

SENECA, Pa. – Ayanna Ferringer had 10 kills, five blocks, and three digs to help Cranberry to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-23) win over Moniteau.

Brooke Hart added seven kills, six digs, and three aces for the Berries while Mackenzie Karnes had seven digs and four blocks and Reyna Watson five kills. Ashlynn Collins ran the offense for Cranberry with 14 set assists.

JUNIATA VALLEY 3, CURWENSVILLE 0

ALEXANDRIA, Pa. – Juniata Valley beat visiting Curwensville, 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-15)

Jorja Fleming had four kills and three kills for the Lady Tide, while Alissa Gallaher added five digs.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Cambridge Springs took care of business against a shorthanded Youngsville squad and picked up a 3-0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-13) win.

Olivia Darling finished with five kills, two digs, and two blocks. Kamden Swearingen had four kills, and Madi Johnson had four assists. Alyssa Gentz had nine digs, and Allyson Johnson had five digs. Dilyn Moore had nine assists, two digs, and two blocks.

Cambridge Springs stats weren’t available.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, KANE 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Madison Marzullo had 10 kills, four aces, and two blocks to help Elk County Catholic to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-19) win over visiting Kane.

Tori Newton added 10 kills for the Lady Crusaders while Reagan Bauer had three kills and three aces.

Mia Anderson had seven kills and a block for Kane with Cora Jekielek adding three kills and nine digs. Emma Danielson and Myka Costanzo each added eight digs.

COCHRANTON 3, TIDIOUTE CHARTER 0

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Dana Jackson had 20 set assists to help Cochranton to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-8, 25-3) home win over Tidioute Charter.

Devyn Sokol (8 kills), Brooklyn Needler (5 kills, 6 aces), Taytum Jackson (9 kills), and Eve Pfeiffer (4 kills) led the offense for the Cardinals, who had 22 aces as a team.

A-C VALLEY 3, FOREST AREA 0

FOXBURG, Pa. – Mackenzie Parks, Lexi Ruckdeschel, and Bella Ielase each had four kills to help A-C Valley to a 3-0 (25-7, 25-4, 25-11) win over visiting Forest Area.

Parks also added seven aces for the Lady Falcons while Jenna Stefanacci ran the offense with 12 set assists.

NORTHERN POTTER 3, SMETHPORT 1

ULYSSES, Pa. – Northern Potter took care of visiting Smethport, 3-1 (25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 25-12).

Alyn Thomas led Smethport with eight kills, two blocks, and two digs with Baylee Fitzsimmons adding 17 digs, three set assists, and two aces. Elizabeth Hungiville chipped in six kills, two aces, and a block, and Madi Faes had three aces, three digs, and two kills while running the Lady Hubbers offense with 23 set assists.

Northern Potter stats weren’t available.

LAKEVIEW 3, JAMESTOWN 0

STONEBORO, Pa. – Lakeview took care of visiting Jamestown, 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-16).

Morgan Bercis had six kills and seven digs for Jamestown with Madilyn Enterline adding 16 digs and three kills. Madison Bercis also had 12 digs for the Muskies with Hayley Wood adding 10 digs. Taylor Keener ran the offense with eight set assists and added five digs.

Lakeview stats weren’t available.

CATHEDRAL PREP 3, FAIRVIEW 1

ERIE, Pa. –
(25-17, 15-25, 25-16, 25-20)

Emma Willow led Fairview with 10 kills and seven blocks with Maddie Weber adding six blocks. Also for the Tigers, Julia Weindorf had 11 digs, and Addy Green ran the offense with 10 set assists.

SLIPPERY ROCK 3, REYNOLDS 1

Greenville, Pa. – Slippery Rock topped Reynolds, 3-1 (29-31, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22) on the road.

Rylee Gearhart had 16 kills, 13 digs, three blocks, and two aces for Reynolds while Kylie McAdoo added 16 digs and Addie Floch five kills, four digs, and two aces..

Ava Murcko also had 15 digs, six kills, an ace, and a block for the Raiders with Marissa Hassell adding 14 digs, four kills, and an ace.

Annie Loposky ran the Reynolds offense with 33 set assists while contributing five digs and two blocks.

Slippery Rock stats weren’t available.

MCDOWELL 3, NORTHWESTERN 1

ALBION, Pa. – McDowell picked up a 3-1 (18-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-10) road win over Northwestern.

Laura Ordakowski led Northwestern with seven kills with Makayla Presser-Palmer adding seven blocks.

For McDowell, Alyssa Radtke had 39 assists, seven digs, and six kills, while Macy Testa had a monster game with 30 kills and five aces, Tayler Rech 10 digs, Ana Fetzner eight kills, and Jocelyn Teresi five aces.

NORTHERN POTTER 3, SMETHPORT 1

ULYSSES, Pa. – Northern Potter earned a 3-1 win over Smethport, 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 25-12.

Leading NoPo were Molly Cady (7 kills, 3 blocks, 3 aces, 6 digs), Rebecca Martin (8 blocks, 2 kills, 15 digs), Haylee Chapman (3 kills, 14 digs) and Kayden Brown (4 kills, 6 assists, 2 aces, 10 digs).

Smethport stats weren’t available.

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