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Sept. 27, 2021 VB: Keystone Beats Redbank Valley in Rematch of 2020 D9 2A Title Match; Union Outlasts Oil City; St. Marys, Villa Maria, Fort LeBoeuf Get Wins

Leah Exley helped Keystone beat Redbank Valley. Photo submitted by Bryan Exley

KNOX, Pa. – In a rematch of last year’s District 9 Class 2A title game, Keystone got some revenge with a 3-1 (25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 25-15) win over visiting Redbank Valley.

Leah Exley led the way with 15 kills and five aces with Jozee Weaver adding nine kills.

Sydney Bell was strong at the net for the Lady Panthers with six kills and five blocks, while Reagan Mays ran the offense with 15 set assists to go with four aces.

Alivia Huffman paced Redbank Valley with six kills with Carlie Rupp adding three kills. Caylen Rearick had 16 digs for the Lady Bulldogs with Lilly Shaffer had 12 set assists.

UNION 3, OIL CITY 2

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Kennedy Vogle had 15 digs and two aces to help Union hold off Oil City, 3-2 (25-21, 25-14, 24-26, 23-25, 15-9).

Hailey Kriebel added 12 kills and four aces for the Golden Damsels with Dominika Logue chipping in nine kills, nine digs, and two aces, and Cheyenne Dowling five kills.

Keira Croyle ran the offense with 16 set assists while adding three aces.

Emma Stahlman had nine kills, 14 set assists, and three digs for Oil City with Sydney Svolos adding five kills, 15 digs, and an ace.

ST. MARYS 3, BRADFORD 2

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Lindsey Reiter and Holly Anthony combined for 19 kills to lead St. Marys to 3-2 (25-19, 19-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-9) come-from-behind win over visiting Bradford.

Reiter led the Dutch with 10 kills while adding nine set assists, while Anthony had nine kills.

Rylee Nicklas led St. Marys with 13 set assists and also had 11 aces.

Alix Oridway had 17 kills to pace Bradford with Lydia Sarnoski and Emma Tyger each adding eight kills.

Kalie Dixon ran the Lady Owls offense with 31 set assists.

VILLA MARIA 3, SHARPSVILLE 0

ERIE, Pa. – Karlee Berchtold had 10 kills, two digs, a block, and an ace to lead Villa Maria to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-16) win over visiting Sharpsville.

Maddie Parks added eight kills, a dig, a block, an assist, and four aces for the Victors with Kasey Smith adding seven kills, two blocks, an assist, and two aces, and Karlee Kieklak chipping in seven kills and a dig.

Willa Regal ran the offense with 21 set assists and a dig.

MERCYHURST PREP 3, WEST MIDDLESEX 1

ERIE, Pa. – Olivia Kulyk had 10 kills and nine digs to help Mercyhurst Prep to a 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 26-24, 25-20) win over visiting West Middlesex.

Julia Seth ran the offense for the Lakers with 24 set assists while Addica Sperry added nine kills and six digs and Avery Ollinger six kills and 14 digs.

Jayne Seth and Lexi DiFuccia each had eight digs in the victory.

FORT LEBOEUF 3, FAIRVIEW 1

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Audrey Friedman delivered a 20-kill performance to help Fort LeBoeuf to a 3-1 (25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 25-20) road win over Fairview.

Lauren Dahn (6 kills, 8 digs), Chloe Rossi (5 kills, 6 digs), and Lauren Barnett (5 kills) combined for 16 kills and 14 digs in the victory.

Kerringten Wasiulewski ran the offense for the Bison with 42 set assists.

YOUNGSVILLE 3, EISENHOWER 1

RUSSELL, Pa. – Mia Rafalski had six kills and 10 digs to help visiting Youngsville to a 3-1 (25-12, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22) win over rival Eisenhower.

Kenzie Olewine got the 45 balls on defense while adding four aces for the Eagles with Olivia Darlin and Kamden Swearingen both adding four kills.

Dilyn Moore ran the offense with 15 set assists while adding six digs and four aces.

Paige Edwards led Eisenhower with six kills with Carly Christianson adding two kills. Rayna Hultman had five aces and Kailee Morrison had four aces.

SAEGERTOWN 3, MAPLEWOOD 1

MAPLEWOOD, Pa. – Averie Bryamer and Brittany Houck combined for 25 kills to help visiting Saegertown overcome a slow start and beat Maplewood, 3-1 (12-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-19).

Braymer led the Panthers with 14 kills with Houck putting together a double-double with 11 kills and 19 digs.

Kam Fuller ran the offense for Saegertown with 34 set assists.

Sadie Thomas had another strong performance for Maplewood with 22 kills with Trista Robinson and Avery Brunot each adding six kills. McKenna Crawford led the defense with 26 digs, while Bailey Vardnell ran the offense with 34 set assists.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, SHEFFIELD 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Moira Stanish and Gabby Weisner each had seven aces to help Elk County Catholic roll past visiting Sheffield, 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-11).

Tori Newton led the Lady Crusaders with six kills with Maddie Bierely adding four kills and a block.

Kassidy Orinko had five kills, nine digs, and two blocks for Sheffield with Lynzie Grubbs and Emily Foster each had four kills.

Kadence Steffan ran the offense for the Lady Wolverines with 14 set assists and added six digs.

COUDERSPORT 3, WELLSBORO 2

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Sierra Myers had 16 kills, four blocks, three aces, and three digs to help Coudersport rally past visiting Wellsboro, 3-2 (25-17, 25-27, 23-25, 25-20, 15-7).

Ava Wahlers had a team-best 17 kills for the Lady Falcons while adding two digs, four aces, and a block, Savannah Myers chipped in 10 kills, two aces, and a dig with Vanessa VanWhy adding seven kills, an ace, and a block.

Emily Eckert ran the Coudy offense with 37 set assists while chipping in three aces, two kills, and three digs.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 3, NORTH CLARION 0

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Thanks in part to 20 set assists from Danielle Griebel visiting Punxsutawney went on the road and beat North Clarion, 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-21).

Samantha Griebel had a team-high six kills for the Lady Chucks with Ciara Toven adding five kills and two aces and Emily Dobbins four kills and an ace.

Emma Galando paced the defense for Punxsutawney with 10 digs.

HARBOR CREEK 3, WARREN 0

HARBOR CREEK, Pa. – Maura Benim had nine kills to help a balanced offensive effort for Harbor Creek in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-19) win over visiting Warren.

Anna Daley added seven kills, Elena Cubero six, and Olivia Swinarski five for the Huskies.

Izzy Gray ran the Harbor Creek offense with 30 set assists, while Alli Flook paced the defense with 15 digs.

Katie Madigan had eight kills and 13 digs for Warren with Summer Lucks chipping in 10 digs and Kylie Fehlman two aces.

Halee Mineweaser ran the offense with 14 set assists while adding four kills and two aces.

COCHRANTON 3, NORTH EAST 0

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Devyn Sokol and Ella Gallo combined for 25 kills in Cochranton’s 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-22) win at North East.

Sokol paced the Cardinals with 15 kills with Gallo adding 10. Dana Jackson ran the offense with 27 set assists.

Kayla Forsythe had 11 kills for North East.

GALETON 3, COWANESQUE VALLEY 0

GALETON, Pa. – Alli Macensky had nine kills, three digs, three aces, and a block to help Galeton sweep visiting Cowanesque Valley, 3-0 (25-9, 25-10, 25-8).

Olivia Rohrbaugh added seven kills, seven aces, six digs, and a block for the Lady Tigers who also got five kills, seven set assists, five digs, and nine aces from Johanna Dickerson, and 13 set assists, four digs, and two aces from Lauren Sauley.

FRANKLIN 3, CRANBERRY 2

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Franklin held on for a 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11) win over visiting Cranberry.

Maria Anderson had 16 kills and three aces in the loss for Cranberry, while Ayanna Ferringer had a team-best 17 kills. Brooke Hart added seven kills and three aces.

Franklin stats weren’t available.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 3, FOREST AREA 0

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Venango Catholic swept Forest Area, 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-10).

Izzy Flick had two kills and five aces for the Fires.

Venango Catholic stats weren’t available.

PURCHASE LINE 3, CURWENSVILLE 0

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Purchase Line had little trouble sweeping Curwensville, 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-9).

Alyssa Bakaysa led Curwensville with three kills and a block, and Alaina Anderson had five set assists, an ace, and a block.

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