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Sept. 9, 2021 VB: Radtke Leads McDowell to Win; Meadville Sweeps Maplewood; DCC, Bradford, Rocky Grove Win in Five

Alyssa Radtke of McDowell

WARREN, Pa. – McDowell showed no panic after dropping the first set to Warren on Wednesday, rallying for a 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-8, 25-23) victory over the Dragons on Thursday.

Rewatch the match:

Down 23-17 in the fourth set, the Trojans finished in style, going on an 8-0 run to close out the match.

McDowell setter Alyssa Radtke was all over the court, finishing with 34 assists and eight digs on her way to Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors. She talked about the win afterwards:

Cassidy Cousins and Macy Testa were the recipients of Radtke’s sets. Cousins finished with 17 kills and 11 digs and Testa 16 kills and 17 digs. Sarah Boyd added 27 digs and six aces and Jocelyn Teresi five kills.

Leading Warren were Katie Madigan (18 digs, 11 kills, 4 aces), Ellee Irwin (11 kills), Halee Mineweaser (21 assists, 18 digs), and Summer Lucks (17 digs).

MEADVILLE 3, MAPLEWOOD 0

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Behind 11 kills and six digs from Ella Stewart Meadville swept past visiting Maplewood, 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19).

Elliott Schleicher ran the Bulldogs offense with 27 set assists while adding 10 digs, while Meghan Willis had 13 digs.

Sadie Thomas had a match-high 14 kills to go with 10 digs for Maplewood with Avery Brunot adding six kills. Bailey Varndell ran the Tigers offense with 21 set assists while adding 12 digs.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, BROCKWAY 2

DUBOIS, Pa. – Lydia Morgan recorded nine kills and five blocks to help DuBois Central Catholic win a back-and-forth match against visiting Brockway, 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 17-25, 15-3).

Megan Pittsley added six kills and eight blocks for the Lady Cardinals, while Kayley Risser had seven kills and five blocks.

Stephanie Stage led Brockway with six kills with Lauren Schmader adding five kills and three blocks. Ciara Morelli had seven set assists and four aces, and Kalina Powell chipped in 10 digs.

BRADFORD 3, BROOKVILLE 2

BRADFORD, Pa. – A strong night from Lydia Sarnoski helped Bradford to a 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-20, 15-10) come-from-behind win over visiting Brookville.

Sarnoski had 12 kills and five blocks to lead the Lady Owls who also got five kills each from Mikey Iageniese and Emma Tyger.

Ashton Pangallo had seven aces for Brookville with Emma Venesky adding five aces.

ROCKY GROVE 3, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 2

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Abby Williams had 12 kills and seven digs to help visiting Rocky Grove rally past Kennedy Catholic, 3-2 (22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-23, 15-10).

Courtney Clark ran the offense for the Orioles with 20 set assists while adding five aces and four kills, while Devin Rhoads paced the defense with 14 digs while picking up four aces. Emma Trinch also had three aces in the win.

VILLA MARIA 3, FAIRVIEW 0

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Karlee Berchtold and Kasey Smith each recorded nine kills to lead visiting Villa Maria to a 3-0 (25-6, 25-22, 25-15) win over Fairview.

Berchtold added two blocks, two aces, and a dig with Smith chipping in two blocks, two set assists, and two aces.

Karlee Kieklak also had three kills, five aces, and a dig for the Victors, while Sienna Dauer had 13 set assists and Willa Regal 10 set assists in the win.

HICKORY 3, SLIPPERY ROCK 0

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Raeley Gargano, Adalyn Duncan, and Paige Griffith combined for 40 kills to lead Hickory to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-18) win over visiting Slippery Rock.

Gargano had a team-best 15 kills with Duncan adding 13 and Griffith 12. Emily Duncan had 19 set assists with Gargano adding 12 set assists to run the offense for the Hornets.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, ST. MARYS 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Tori Newton recorded 12 kills to lead visiting Elk County Catholic to a 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-22) win over St. Marys.

Madison Marzullo added eight kills for the Lady Crusaders, while Moira Stanisch ran the offense with 22 set assists.

DUBOIS 3, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

DUBOIS, Pa. – Bella Gregory recorded 10 kills to help DuBois to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-10) win over at home over Punxsutawney.

Morgan Pasternak added eight kills for the Lady Beavers.

Gabby Gulvas paced the DuBois defense with 10 digs and Eden Galiczynski ran the offense with 21 set assists.

KEYSTONE 3, CRANBERRY 0

KNOX, Pa. – Leah Exley had 14 kills, four blocks, and three aces to help Keystone beat visiting Cranberry, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-23).

Alyssa Weaver ran the offense for the Lady Panthers with 11 set assist while Syndey Bell had six blocks.

Ayanna Ferringer had seven kills and two blocks for Cranberry, who was playing for the third time in three nights, with Mackenize Karnes adding three kills, three digs, and three blocks, and Maria Anderson three kills, two aces, a dig, and a block.

GIRARD 3, LAKEVIEW 1

GIRARD, Pa. – Eight kills and five digs from Kayla Sharman helped Girard to a 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-10) win over visiting Lakeview.

Kacie Dunn added six kills for the Yellow Jackets while Tori Williams ran the offense with 14 set assists and Courtney McDonald paced the defense with 12 digs.

REDBANK VALLEY 3, NORTH CLARION 0

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Alivia Huffman had a monster match with 21 kills to lead Redbank Valley to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-22) win at North Clarion.

Caylen Rearick and Carlie Rupp each had 14 digs to pace the Lady Bulldogs defense, while Lily Shaffer ran the offense with 22 set assists.

WEST MIDDLESEX 3, JAMESTOWN 0

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – An all-around strong night from Emily Anthony helped West Middlesex sweep visiting Jamestown, 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-16).

Anthony had 10 set assists, six digs, five kills, and five aces for the Big Red.

Kennedy Beaty led West Middlesex with 12 kills, while Caitlin Stephens ran the offense with 23 set assists.

CLARION 3, VENANGO CATHOLIC 0

CLARION, Pa. – Hadlee Campbell had four kills and Grace Och five aces to help Clarion cruise past visiting Venango Catholic, 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-13).

FORT LEBOEUF 3, SAEGERTOWN 0

WATERFORD, Pa. – Lauren Dahn had 11 kills, nine digs, and three aces to give Fort LeBoeuf a 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-21) win over visiting Saegertown.

Chloe Rossi added eight kills, three digs, and three aces in the win for the Bison with Kaite Proctor adding nine digs. Kerringten Wasiulewski ran the offense with 25 set assists and added three aces.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, FOREST AREA 0

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Alyssa Wiant and Ruby Smith each had five kills to help Clarion-Limestone beat visiting Forest Area, 3-0 (25-9, 25-4, 25-4).

Kendall Dunn ran the offense for the Lady Lions with 20 set assists.

C-L had 35 aces as a team.

Olivia Thompson recorded a kill for Forest Area with Nautica Sharp and Peighton Trout both chipping in a dig.

A-C VALLEY 3, UNION 0

FOXBURG, Pa. – A seven-kill, nine-dig performance from Meah Ielase helped A-C Valley to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-16) win over visiting Union.

Paige Klingler added three kills and five aces for the Lady Falcons, while Lexi Ruckdeschel had 13 digs, four kills, and three blocks and Mackenzie Parks seven digs. Jenna Stafanacci ran the offense with 12 set assists.

Dominika Logue paced Union with eight kills, eight digs, and four aces. Taylor Shick and Hailey Kriebel each had four kills with Kirebel adding three aces. Kennedy Vogle added nine digs and four aces, Kiera Croyle had nine set assists and three aces, and Grace Kindel had seven set assists.

MERCYHURST PREP 3, TITUSVILLE 0

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Lexi DiFuccia had eight kills to help Mercyhurst Prep get a 3-0 (25-12, 25-5, 25-20) road sweep of Titusville.

Julia Seth ran the offense for the Lakers with 15 set assists and Jayne Smith chipped in seven digs.

UNION (NEW CASTLE) 3, WILMINGTON 2

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Elise Booker had 13 kills, 10 aces, and three blocks to lead Union (New Castle) to a 3-2 (15-25, 25-12, 25-16, 21-25, 15-6) win over visiting Wilmington.

JOHNSONBURG 3, KANE 0

KANE, Pa. – Visiting Johnsonburg swept Kane, 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-20).

Mackenzie Blankenship had four kills and two blocks for Kane while Myka Costanzo had 22 digs and Jayna Johnson seven set assists.

Johnsonburg stats won’t be available until the next day.

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