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Sept. 7, 2022 VB Recaps: Warren Downs State-Ranked Corry; Otto-Eldred Rallies Past Port Allegany

Kylie Fehlman helped Warren knock off visiting Corry Wednesday. Photo by Andy Close

WARREN, Pa. – Warren led from start to finish in nearly every set in a 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-19) win over visiting and state-ranked Corry.

Watch the Dragons close out the victory

Maddy Jones led the Warren offense with 11 kills, while Summer Lucks paced the defense with 19 digs against a Corry team that came in at No. 6 in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 2A rankings.

           

Lucks talked about the win:

Warren led from start to finish in the first set, went on a 12-1 run after falling behind 3-1 in the second set, and jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third.

Watch Warren close out the first set

Lindsay Madigan had 32 set assists for the Dragons, while Jones had two aces to go along with her 11 kills, Kylie Fehlman nine kills, and Carly Beers five kills and two aces.

Payton McCray had 13 set assists for Corry, while Aubrey Chase had five kills and Tayler Elchynski 10 digs.

EISENHOWER 3, YOUNGSVILLE 0

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Eisenhower bounced back from a tough loss on Tuesday to earn a sweep over its cross-county rival at Youngsville.

Rewatch the match

The Knights came into the “Eagle’s Nest” and battled their way to a 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 victory.

           

Neither team was able to gain a clear edge over the other. Youngsville made the first run to take a 9-5 lead in the opening set. Eisenhower was able to gain momentum thanks to the strong serving of sophomore Caroline Smyth, who finished with 15 service points on her way to earning Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors.

Smyth talked about the win (editor’s note – the plug to the soundboard was accidentally knocked out so a portion of the interview will not have sound. Let it play through to hear the entire interview).

Youngsville held a slim lead through the early part of the second set. Eisenhower grabbed a 19-16 advantage, and the Eagles were able to get within a point in several instances but couldn’t tie or retake the lead as the Knights put the set away.

A 7-2 run midway through the third gave the Knights a 16-9 lead. The Eagles pulled within two at 16-14, but Eisenhower answered with a 4-0 run that essentially put the game out of reach.

Smyth added three kills to her service points. Layla Edwards and Lainey Font each had four kills, while Kailee Morrison had three kills. Samantha Briggs had 15 service points.

For the Eagles, Dilyn Moore had 10 digs. Olivia Darling had five kills, Harlee Swearingen had three aces, and Riley Robinault had four blocks.

OTTO-ELDRED 3, PORT ALLEGANY 2

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Behind 14 kills and four digs from Carrie Drummond visiting Otto-Eldred rallied past Port Allegany, 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12).

Anna Merry added a double-double of 33 set assists and 11 digs for the Lady Terrors.

Madeline Smith had 13 kills and 23 digs for Port Allegany with Kayleigha Dowell adding eight kills and four aces and freshman Jenna Renner five kills.

Leigha Nelson ran the offense with 24 set assists and added a pair of blocks.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 3, ST. MARYS 1

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Samantha Griebel had a big match with 13 kills to lead Punxsutawney to a 3-1 (25-18, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21) win over visiting St. Marys.

Ciara Toven added seven kills for the Lady Chucks with Sydney Hoffman and Samantha Griebel leading the defense with 12 digs each. Lexi Poole added five digs.

Danielle Griebel ran the offense for Punxsutawney with 24 set assists.

Lindsey Reiter led St. Marys with nine set assists, seven kills, and seven aces. Alexis Whitesell and Rylee Nicklas each had six kills and Bella Field added five kills.

JAMESTOWN 3, ROCKY GROVE 0

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Josie Pfaff had seven kills, two blocks, and a dig to help visiting Jamestown to a 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-16) win over Rocky Grove.

Madilyn Enterline and Hayley Wood each added three kills for the Muskies with Enterline leading Jamestown with 14 digs and Wood adding 12.

Also in the win, Morgan Bercis had two kills, five digs, a block, and a set assist, and Taylor Keener added 11 set assists and five digs. Madison Bercis also contributed six digs.

Courtney Clark had six kills, 10 digs, and an ace for Rocky Grove with Natalie Sloss adding three aces and a kill, Katie Beggs three kills and two aces and Delana Pryle six digs.

OSWAYO VALLEY 3, GALETON 0

SHINHGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Avaree Kellert had a double-double of 10 kills and 12 digs while adding two aces and a block to help Oswayo Valley to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-16) home win over Galeton.

Olivia Cook added nine kills, 10 aces, eight digs, and a block for the Green Wave who also got four kills, two aces, 16 digs, and two blocks from Praylan Perkins.

Trinity Lundy ran the offense for Oswayo Valley with 30 set assists and chipped in with three aces.

MAPLEWOOD 3, TIDIOUTE CHARTER 0

TIDIOUTE, Pa. – Using 30 aces, Maplewood rolled past homestanding Tidioute Charter, 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-8).

Sadie Thomas had 12 aces to lead the way for the Tigers. She also added five kills. McKenna Crawford and Maggie Means each chipped in six aces apiece, and Arianna Palmiero had four kills.

COUDERSPORT 3, SMETHPORT 0

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Ten kills, eight digs, and two aces from Sierra Myers lifted Coudersport to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-13) win over visiting Smethport.

Emilee Ruter chipped in 23 digs and five aces for the Lady Falcons, while Emily Eckert ran the offense with 17 set assists.

Madi Faes had eight set assists and two aces for Smethport with Baylee Fitzsimmons chipping in nine digs, two set assists, and an ace and Elizabeth Hungiville four kills and two aces.

Alli Macensky paced Galeton with eight kills, two blocks, a set assist, and an ace. Johanna Dickerson added five kills, 10 set assists, two blocks, two digs, and two aces.

CRANBERRY 3, A-C VALLEY 0

SENECA, Pa. – Cranberry evened its record at 2-2 with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-17) win over visiting A-C Valley.

Brooke Hart led the Berries with nine kills, four aces, and three digs with Ayanna Ferringer chipping in eight kills, two aces, two digs, and three blocks.

Reyna Watson also had four aces and three kills for Cranberry, and Mackenzie Karnes contributed four kills, six digs, and two blocks.

Ashlynn Collins ran the offense for the Berries with 15 set assists.

Lexi Ruckedeschel had a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs while chipping in four blocks for A-C Valley, Mackenzie Parks had a match-best 14 digs to go with three aces and three kills, and Bella Ielase added four kills.

Jenna Stefanacci ran the offense for the Lady Falcons with 22 set assists.

AUSTIN 3, NORTHERN POTTER 1

ULYSSES, Pa. – Isabella Rees had 13 kills, eight digs, and three blocks to help visiting Austin to a 3-1 (20-25, 7-25, 25-21, 14-25) win over Northern Potter.

Savannah Horton added nine kills and six digs for Austin with Ella Brewer leading the defense with 25 digs.

Marah Fowler ran the offense for Austin with 30 set assists and added five kills.

Rebecca Martin paced Northern Potter with three kills and two digs with Molly Cady chipping in three kills and three blocks.

CLEARFIELD 3, MOSHANNON VALLEY 0

HYDE, Pa. – Hannah Glunt had a strong all-around match to help Clearfield to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-14) win over visiting Moshannon Valley.

Glunt had 19 set assists, five aces, and four kills, while Addy Ruiz added five kills and four aces. Ruby Singleton also had four kills, and Sam Campolong added five kills. Alaina Fedder paced the defense with eight digs.

HICKORY 3, SHARON 1

SHARON, Pa. – Visiting Hickory topped Sharon, 3-1 (25-19, 10-25, 25-19, 25-18)

Tay Chester led Sharon with nine kills and eight digs with Ondrea Young adding five kills and five blocks and Kylee Hasan six kills. Kylie Weirick (13 set assists) and Jamoria Crumby (7 assists) ran the offense for the Tigers.

Hickory stats weren’t available.

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