ERIE, Pa. – For the first time in half a decade there will be a new District 10 Class 3A volleyball champion.
Second-seeded Warren took out third-seeded and four-time defending champion Conneaut, 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20) in the semifinals at the Hagerty Event Center in Erie.
The Dragons, who lost to the Eagles in the title match a year, ago used a balanced offense to get the victory.
Kylie Fehlman led Warren with 14 kills and three blocks with Maddy Jones and Alexia Bowers each adding 13 kills and Madely Nosel chipping in 11 kills. Jones also had three aces and a dig.
Lindsay Madigan ran the offense with 53 set assists while adding eight digs and three aces, and Summer Lucks had 30 digs and two aces to lead the way on defense.
Also contributing for the Dragons were Lilly Newton with six kills and Lily Walker with seven digs.
Paris Karastury had 21 digs for Conneaut and surpassed 1,000 career digs in the third set.
Courtney Perrye led the Eagles with 10 kills and two blocks with Laine Harrington adding eight kills.
Payten Karastury ran the offense for Conneaut with 28 set assists and finished a double-double with 11 digs while also adding five aces.
On defense, Ashlee Barabas, Kenedy Oates, and Morgan Poff each contributed 10 digs for the Eagles.
Warren will take on Meadville in the title game Thursday at a site and time to be announced. Meadville beat the Dragons, 3-2, a couple of weeks ago.
MEADVILLE 3, CATHEDRAL PREP 0
COCHRANTON, Pa. Emma Parks had 18 kills, eight digs, and three blocks, as top-seeded Meadville cruised into the District 10 Class 3A championship match with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-12) win over fourth-seeded Cathedral Prep at Cochranton High School.
Elliott Schleicher ran the offense for the Bulldogs with 25 set assists.
Sydney Holt led the defense for Meadville with 12 digs.
Meadville will face second-seeded Warren in the District 10 title match Thursday at a site and time to be announced. The Bulldogs beat the Dragons, 3-0, a couple of weeks ago.
CORRY 3, MERCYHURST PREP 1
ERIE, Pa. – Aubrey Chase and Grace Allen each hit double-digit kills to lead Corry to a 3-1 (25-12, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22) win over Mercyhurst Prep in the District 10 Class 2A semifinals at the Hagerty Event Center in Erie.
Chase had 12 kills and Allen added 10 kills for the top-seeded Beavers.
Halle Albers added nine kills and 15 digs for Corry, Sadye Dyne chipped in seven kills, and Allison Sawyer contributed five kills.
Makenna Moore paced the Beavers on defense with 25 digs with Sydney Woods chipping in 18 digs.
Payton McCray ran the Corry offense with 36 set assists while adding six digs, and Kendyll Chamberlin chipped in 10 set assists.
Olivia Kulyk and Addica Sperry each had 18 kills for fifth-seeded Mercyhurst Prep with Sperry adding 34 digs and Kulyk 17 digs.
Julia Seth had 47 set assists to run the Laker offense while also adding 13 digs.
Corry will face North East in the championship match Thursday at a site and time to be announced.
NORTH EAST 3, SAEGERTOWN 1
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Cadence Jones had 26 kills and 17 digs as third-seeded North East beat second-seeded Saegertown, 3-1 (25-15, 24-26, 25-17, 28-26).
Kayla Forsythe added 12 kills and nine digs while Jalyssa Wicker had six kills.
Briell King led the defense with 24 digs while Aleksandra Tupper had nine digs.
Grace Sanfilippo ran the offense with 47 set assists and also chipped in nine digs.
North East will take on Corry in the championship match Thursday at a site and time to be announced.
COCHRANTON 3, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 0
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Top-seeded Cochranton got 24 set assists and four aces from Maggie Jackson on its way to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-13) win over fourth-seeded Cambridge Springs in the District 10 Class 1A semifinals at Meadville High School.
Most of Jackson’s sets went to Brooklyn Needler, who had 16 kills and four aces. Dani Hoffman added nine kills and seven digs, and Macie Williams had 10 digs.
The victory sets up a rematch with Maplewood in the District 10 title match Thursday at a site and time to be announced. Maplewood beat Cochranton in last year’s title match on its way to the state title. The teams split their regular-season matches.
MAPLEWOOD 3, WEST MIDDLESEX 0
COCHRANTON, Pa. – Third-seeded and defending champion Maplewood rolled past second-seeded West Middlesex, 3-0 (25-8, 25-8, 25-16).
Elizabeth Hunter had a big night for the defending Class 1A state champions with 15 kills while Madison and Savannah O’Hara each had five kills. Madison O’Hara also added 11 digs, while Bree Neely had 10 digs and four aces and Megan Woge chipped in four aces.
Maggie Means ran the offense for Maplewood with 30 set assists.
Caitlin Stephens had six digs and five set assists for West Middlesex with Emma Mild, Sloan Mild, and Mercedes McNutt each contributing six digs.
The victory sets up a rematch with Cochranton in the District 10 title match Thursday at a site and time to be announced. Maplewood beat Cochranton in last year’s title match on its way to the state title. The teams split their regular-season matches.