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Sept. 19, 2022 VB Recaps: Port Allegany’s Nelson Records 500th Set Assist in Win; Thomas Has Big Night for Maplewood

Leigha Nelson of Port Allegany recorded her 500th career set assist Monday in the Lady Gators win over NoPo

ULYSSES, Pa. – Leigha Nelson recorded her 500th career assist during the first set of Port Allegany’s 3-0 (25-8, 25-23, 25-20) road win over Northern Potter.

Nelson finished the match with 27 set assists to lead the Lady Gators with many of those going to Madeline Smith, who had 16 kills along with six aces.

Haylee Chapman had 15 digs and a kill for Northern Potter with Reagan Slawson adding 11 digs, two kills, and four set assists.



GUYS MILLS, Pa. – A big offensive night from Sadie Thomas helped Maplewood to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-19) home sweep of Meadville.

Thomas had 17 kills and eight aces and completed a double-double with 11 digs.

Elizabeth Hunter added seven kills for the Tigers with McKenna Crawford contributing 11 digs.

Bailey Varndell ran the Maplewood offense with 27 set assists and also served seven aces.

Emma Parks led Meadville with 20 kills with Kendall Mealy adding five kills.

Elliott Schleicher ran the offense for the Bulldogs with 26 set assists.


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Caitlyn Palumbo recorded 14 kills and four aces to lead Cameron County to a 3-1 (25-22, 24-26. 25-22, 25-20) win over visiting Smethport.

Aubree Lorenzo added eight kills while Navaeh Spaeth had eight kills, eight aces, and a block for the Lady Raiders.

Kendall Richards ran the Cameron County offense with 24 set assists.

Alyn Thomas had 14 kills, two blocks, and a dig for Smethport with Baylee Fitzsimmons adding 27 digs, a kills, and a set assist.

Also for the Lady Hubbers, Kaylee Swanson had seven digs, six kills, three aces, and a block, and Madi Faes ran the offense with 24 set assists while adding six digs, two aces, and a kill.



SUGARCREEK TWP., Pa. – Courtney Clark had six kills to help Rocky Grove to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-8) win over visiting Venango Catholic.

Katie Beggs added six aces and two kills for the Orioles who also got five aces from Abby Cable, three kills from Josie Seely, and three aces from Kaidlynn Burger.


MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Lauren Rendos had seven kills and six aces in Brockway’s sweep (3-0, 25-7, 25-13, 25-6) of Forest Area at East Forest.

Kalina Powell added seven aces and two digs for the Lady Rovers who also got six set assists from Savannah Ross, two kills and four aces from Stephanie Stage, and four aces from Sophia Schmader.

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JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Jamestown swept visiting Reynolds, 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-18).

Josie Pfaff had a team-best seven kills to go with seven digs for Jamestown with Madilyn Enterline adding six kills, 17 digs, three set assists, and a block.

Morgan Bercis and Taylor Keener each chipped in five kills in the win with Bercis also having five digs, a set assist, and a block and Keener 13 set assists, three digs, and a block.

Madison Bercis chipped in on defense for the Muskies with 13 digs with Hannah Hart contributing six digs, two kills, and a block.

Annie Loposky ran the offense for Reynolds with 17 set assists to go with seven digs, two kills, and an ace.

Marissa Hillyer had five kills and an ace for the Raiders while Rylee Gearhart added eight kills, eight digs, and a block.

Also for Reynolds, Addie Floch had five kills, three digs, and two aces, Ava Murcko chipped in three kills, five digs, and a block, and Kylie McAdoo had nine digs and an ace.


KNOX, Pa. – Leah Exley recorded 10 kills, 13 digs, and two aces, as homestanding Keystone rolled past Oil City, 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-9).

Kennedy Kaye had a team-best six aces and 19 digs for the Lady Panthers who also got 13 set assists and four kills from Natalie Bowser.


WARREN, Pa. – Maddy Jones led a balanced Warren offensive attack with 10 kills and two aces to help the Dragons to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-17) home win over Grove City.

Alexia Bowers (8 kills, 2 aces), Kylie Fehlman (8 kills), and Carly Beers (7 kills, 8 aces, 5 digs) also played key roles on offense for Warren.

Summer Luck paced the Dragons defense with 16 digs while adding four set assists and two aces, and Lindsey Madigan ran the offense with 28 set assists while adding eight digs.

Makayla Northcott led Grove City with six kills with Brooke Hovis and Kylie Mahaffey each adding five.

Abby Berry ran the offense for the Eagles with 12 set assists.


SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Avaree Kellert had 13 kills, 12 digs, four aces, two blocks, and a set assist to help Oswayo Valley sweep past visiting Coudersport, 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21).

Olivia Cook added eight kills, 13 digs, two blocks, and an assist for the Green Wave who also got seven kills and 10 digs from Praylan Perkins and 31 set assists, two digs, and a kill from Trinity Lundy.

Sierra Myers had nine kills, four digs, two blocks, and an ace for Coudersport who also got 24 digs and an ace from Emily Ruter and 19 digs, two blocks, an ace, and a kill from Madyson Dubots.


WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Visiting Sharpsville snuck out of West Middlesex with a hard-fought 3-2 (23-25, 25-14, 15-25, 28-26, 15-11) come-from-behind win.

Bella Ritenous had 13 kills, seven blocks, and five digs for Sharpsville who also got nine kills from Breanna Hanley and seven kills and 10 digs from Chasie Fry.

Ryleigh Fry ran the offense for the Blue Devils with 34 set assists, and Lillian Morrison added sevn kills and five digs.

Kennedy Beatty had 18 kills and five aces for West Middlesex with Alaina Bowers adding nine kills and 12 digs and Emma Mild 15 digs and five kills.

Caitlin Stephens ran the offense for the Big Red with 39 set assists while also adding 21 digs and five aces.


KARNS CITY, Pa. – A strong all-around match from Rosalie Carden helped Karns City sweep visiting Brookville, 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-16).

Carden had six set assists, five aces, four kills, and two digs.

Ava Fox led the Lady Gremlins with eight kills while adding three digs and an ace with Haley Zediker adding three kills, and Kendall Ritzert 10 set assists and three aces. Nicole Taylor also chipped in four digs with Bethany Morrow contributing three digs and two aces.


AUSTIN, Pa. – Jade Williams was on fire from the service line with 13 aces while completing a double-double with 10 kills to lead Austin to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-13) home sweep of Cowanesque Valley.

Savannah Horton added eight kills and 10 digs for the Lady Panthers, while Ella Brewer had 27 digs.

Marah Fowler ran the offense for Austin with 27 set assists.


GALETON, Pa. – Katie Sheeler and Carrie Drummond combined for 21 kills, 12 digs, and four aces, as visiting Otto-Eldred swept Galeton, 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-20).

Drummond had 11 kills, eight digs, and two aces for the Lady Terrors with Sheeler adding 10 kills, four digs, and two aces.

Anna Merry ran the offense for O-E with 18 set assists while adding two digs.

Olivia Rohrbaugh had six kills, nine digs, two blocks, and two set assists for Galeton, who also got five kills, six set assists, four digs, and a block from Johanna Dickerson.

Addy Reigle also had nine digs for the Lady Tigers with Macy Crowell recording 10 digs, three kills, five set assists, and an ace, and Alli Macensky had five blocks, two digs, a kill, and an ace.


HYDE, Pa. – Hannah Glunt put up 19 set assists to help Clearfield to a 3-0 (25-7, 25-17, 25-20) win over neighboring Curwensville at home.

Ruby Singleton led the Lady Bison with eight kills with Addy Ruiz adding six kills.


WATERFORD, Pa. – Fort LeBoeuf took a back-and-forth contest with visiting General McLane, 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 19-25, 16-14).

Lilli Mook had a double-double from General McLane with 14 kills and 18 digs with Cassidy Swain adding nine kills and three blocks.

Also for the Lancers, Bailey Cannon had seven kills with Elaine Corwin adding six kills and 14 digs. Corwin also had a pair of aces.

Abby Ball ran the offense for GM with 42 set assists while adding nine digs, and Rachel LeSuer had 10 digs and two aces.

Fort LeBoeuf stats weren’t available.


RIDGWAY, Pa. – Visiting St. Marys got nine kills, nine set assists, and four aces from Lindsey Reiter on its way to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-14) win over Ridgway.

Rylee Nicklas added 10 set assists, six kills, and six aces for the Lady Dutch, while Bella Field had three aces and five kills.


MARION CENTER, Pa. – Despite 15 kills and three aces from Ciara Toven, Punxsutawney dropped a 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16) decision on the road to Marion Center.

Samantha Griebel added seven kills and 19 digs for the Lady Chucks who also got six aces from Lexi Poole, 16 digs from Sydney Hoffman, and 29 set assists and seven digs from Danielle Griebel.

Also for Punxsy, Kinsee Barnett chipped in two blocks and Zoey Hoover had four kills and a block.


FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – North Clarion topped visiting Union, 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-22).

Alexa Carll had seven kills and 13 blocks for North Clarion with Kyler Freeman chipped in six kills, nine digs, and six blocks.

Kylie Disney led the defense for the She-Wolves with 28 digs, and Ainsley Hartle had 22 set assists and seven digs.

Katie Gezik and Taylor Shick each had three kills for Union.

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