CLARION, Pa. – Behind 18 kills, three aces, and three digs from Korrin Burns, defending PIAA Class 1A champion Clarion opened its season with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-14) win over visiting Cranberry.
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Burns, who was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match, set the tone early for Clarion recording nine kills in the opening set before picking up three more in the second set when Clarion used an 11-1 run to break a 12-all tie in the set.
Burns talked about her performance and the victory.
Aryana Girvan added seven kills in the win for Clarion, while Adia Needhman had seven aces and two digs. Noel Anthony ran the Clarion offense with 26 set assists.
Maria Anderson paced Cranberry with seven kills, while Ayanna Ferringer had two kills, two digs, and two blocks. Brooke Hart chipped in three kills with Mackenzie Karnes adding three kills and three blocks. Ashlynn Collins ran the offense with 13 set assists.
REDBANK VALLEY 3, KEYSTONE 2
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Alivia Huffman had nine kills and three aces to help Redbank Valley hold off visiting Keystone, 3-2 (25-17, 14-25, 25-13, 14-25, 20-18), in a rematch of last year’s District 9 Class 2A title game.
Makayla Monrean chipped in three kills for the Lady Bulldogs with Caylen Rearick leading the defense with 10 dgs.
Lilly Shaffer and Abby Young both served well for Redbank Valley with five aces apiece.
Leah Exley paced Keystone with 12 kills and two blocks. Syndey Bell added seven kills and three blocks.
Alyssa Weaver ran the offense with 12 set assists, and Natalie Bowser served well with five aces.
KANE 3, BRADFORD 0
KANE, Pa. – Thanks to 12 combined kills from Maya Smith and Cora Jekielek, Kane swept visiting Bradford, 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-14).
Smith led the Lady Wolves with seven kills with Jekielek adding five. Smith also had a pair of blocks and 14 digs with Jekielek adding 11 digs.
Myka Costanzo paced Kane with 17 digs, while Aubri Haight (12 set assists) and Jayna Johnson (7 set assists ran the offense0. Mackenzie Blakenship and Serrena Conklin each add three blocks while Blakenship served well going 16 of 17 from the service line with an ace and 15 points. Costanzo added two aces and was 15 of 17 from the service line.
Alix Ordiway and Emma Tyger each had five kills for Bradford with Tyger adding a pair of blocks. Kalie Dixon added eight set assists and two kills.
NORTH CLARION 3, KARNS CITY 1
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Emily Aites recorded 11 kills and four blocks to pace a 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 18-25, 25-22) North Clarion win over visiting Karns City.
Alana Brooks (25 digs) and Amya Green (20 digs) led the defense for the She-Wolves.
Amber Mauer led Karns City with seven kills, three digs, a block, and an ace, while Emma Johnson and Ashley Fox each chipped in with six kills. Fox also had 18 digs and three aces, and Johns added 10 set assists, a block, two aces, and nine digs.
Rosalie Carden also had eight set assists, six digs, three kills, and two aces for the Lady Gremlins with Ava Fox adding six kills, four blocks, and a dig and Jessica Dunn 11 digs.
BROOKVILLE 3, BROCKWAY 0
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville swept past Brockway, 3-0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-19), to give first-year Brookville head coach Tina Householder a win in her debut.
Julia Bailey led the Lady Raiders with six kills, while Ashton Pangallo ran the offense with 19 set assists.
Ciara Morelli led Brockway with four set assists and three aces, while Lauren Rendos and Stephanie Stage chipped in four kills each. Kalina Powell led the defense with five digs.
DUBOIS 3, RIDGWAY 0
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Thanks to eight kills by Bella Gregory visiting DuBois beat Ridgway, 3-0 (25-7, 25-21, 25-12).
Eden Galiczynski ran the offense with 22 set assists with Jess Pfaff pacing the defense with 10 digs.
UNION 3, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Dominika Logue had six kills and three aces to lead Union to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-19) win over visiting DuBois Central Catholic.
Keira Croyle had five set assists and four aces for the Golden Damsels while Kennedy Vogle chipped in seven digs and an ace and Hailey Kriebel added four aces.
BELLWOOD-ANTIS 3, CURWENSVILLE 0
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Bellwood-Antis beat Curwensville, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-15).
Alyssa Bakaysa led the Lady Tide with 12 kills, a block, and an ace, while Alaina Anderson ran the offense with 16 set assists to go with two aces and a kill.
JOHNSONBURG 3, ST. MARYS 0
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Homestanding Johnsonburg swept past St. Marys, 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-19).
Alaina Sherry paced Johnsonburg with 10 kills with Elle Lindberg adding seven and Tess Kojancic six. Kocjancic chipped in eight digs with Sherry serving well with five aces.
Olivia Smith and Holly Anthony led St. Marys with three kills each with Lindsey Reiter running the offense with 10 set assists.
VILLA MARIA 3, WARREN 2
ERIE, Pa. – Karlee Berchtold had 20 kills, four aces, and a block to lift Villa Maria to a 3-2 (25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-6) win over visiting Warren.
Kasey smith added 10 kills, four blocks, three aces, a dig, and a set assist in the win for the Victors, while Sienna Dauer (21 set assists) and Willa Regal (16 set assists) ran the offense.
Also for Villa Maria, Karlee Kieklak had seven kills and four aces and Maddie Parks chipped in six kills, two blocks, and an ace.
Katie Madigan had a double-double for Warren with 14 kills and 23 digs with Carly Beer adding six kills, 10 digs, and two aces.
Halee Mineweaser ran the offense for the Dragons with 27 set assists while adding eight digs and three aces.
On defense, Summer Lucks had 19 digs and Ellee Irwin had 10 digs.
FORT LEBOEUF 3, SENECA 0
WATERFORD, Pa. – Lauren Dahn had 11 kills to lead Fort LeBoeuf to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-6) win over visiting Seneca.
Kerringten Wasiulewski ran the offense with 24 set assists while chipping in seven kills, and Lauren Barnett had six kills. Chloe Rossi chipped in five kills and five aces.
HICKORY 3, LAKEVIEW 1
STONEBORO, Pa. – Adalyn Duncan had 10 kills to lead Hickory to a 3-1 (17-25, 26-24, 26-24, 25-19) win at Lakeview.
Raeley Gargano (15 set assists) and Emily Duncan (13 set assists) ran the offense for the Hornets, while Chloe Kivac added eight kills and Madison Tromboli and Paige Griffith each had six kills. Jaelyn Appelgarth paced the defense with seven digs and added five aces.
UNION CITY 3, TITUSVILLE 0
UNION CITY, Pa. – Lucy Higley had seven kills and eight digs to help Union City sweep visiting Titusville, 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-13).
Michayla Magee ran the offense for the Bears with 23 set assists, Abby Tingley led the defense with 14 digs, and Emma and Angie Hopson each had six kills.
SAEGERTOWN 3, ERIE FIRST CHRISTIAN 0
SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Getting seven kills apiece from Brittany Houck and Averie Braymer, Saegertown beat visiting Erie First Christian, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-22).
Kam Fuller ran the offense for the Panthers with 21 set assists while adding six aces and Abby Kirday chipped in 11 digs.
CONNEAUT (Ohio) 3, MERCYHURST PREP 2
ERIE, Pa. – Addy Wade and Riley Ferl each recorded six kills to help Conneaut (Ohio) hold off homestanding Mercyhurst Prep, 3-2 (19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12).
Lexi Brown ran the Spartans offense with 12 set assists, while Kayla Farley had 13 digs.
WEST MIDDLESEX 3, FARRELL 0
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Kennedy Beatty and Carlie Beatty combined for 16 kills to lead West Middlesex to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) win over visiting Farrell.
Kennedy Beatty led the Big Red with nine kills and Carlie Beatty had seven. Emily Anthony and Caitlin Stephens each had 11 set assists.
FRANKLIN 3, OIL CITY 2
OIL CITY, Pa. – Visiting Franklin rallied past Oil City, 3-2 (25-21, 13-25, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12).
Abby Kreidles led Oil City with 12 kills with Sydney Srolos adding nine kills.
Emma Stahl ran the offense for the Oilers with 21 set assists.
Franklin stats weren’t available.