VOLLEYBALL: WCCS moves to 5-0; Warren, TCCS lose squeakers
Warren County Christian School’s girls volleyball team moved to 5-0 on Tuesday with a 25-7, 25-10, 25-20 win over Erie First at Warren County Christian.
“They played much cleaner today,” said WCCS coach Monica Kerr, whose Lady Lions won their second in as many days and next play at the Corry Tournament Saturday. “It was a combination of strong serving and a little more consistent hitting.”
Whitney Poindexter had 15 service points, four aces and two kills; Dymphee Zortman 10 points, three aces and two kills; Jess Lauffenburger 11 points, four aces and three kills; Caitlin McCall seven points and two aces; Alyssa Kerr six points, five aces and five kills; Kaitlin Weidner three aces, three kills and six assists, and; Desirae Kerr four assists.
In a 25-6, 25-7 junior varsity win, Sarah Parmeter had eight points, four aces and one kill, and Allie Marino six points, two aces and one kill.
Meadville 3, Warren 2
MEADVILLE – Warren fell to Meadville 3-2 on the road in its first loss of the season Tuesday night. Warren started on the winning side, taking two of the first three sets 25-23 and 25-22, losing 14-25 in game two, but Meadville rallied in the last two sets to take the match with scores of 25-22 and 15-12.
“It’s a very disappointing loss. We controlled play for much of the match, but got behind big in games four and five,” said Warren head coach Mike Dolan. “We did make two nice comebacks in those games, but fell short. We played good defense and transitioned to our offense pretty well, but we didn’t get the big points when we needed them.”
Rachel Lasecki led Warren with 18 kills with Paige Wilson adding seven and Allie Morrison and Valerie Latimer with six each. Teah Bines notched three aces and 25 assists, while Latimer added three blocks and McKenzie Merenick and Bailey Dilks had the team’s digs with 15 and nine, respectively.
Warren J.V. lost 2-0, 11-25 and 17-25. Haley Nelson had five aces and Jen Daugharthy added three kills for Warren.
Erie Bethel 3, TCCS 2
Even in its second loss in as many days, Tidioute Community Charter School played possibly its best match of the season against Erie Bethel Baptist, losing 23-25, 18-25, 25-11, 25-8, and 11-15.
Trailing two games to none, Tidioute battled back with 25-11, 25-8 wins to tie the games at two each.
“It was an incredible set of games,” said TCCS coach Margie Manning. “By the fifth game, you couldn’t hear anything going on because the stands were crazy. In games three and four, everything they did was so precise and perfect, it was just like a coach’s dream. Hopefully it will follow into Saturday game against VC.”
Tidioute hosts Venango Christian on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Anna Lindemuth had 15 kills, six aces and two blocks; Morgan Molek 15 assists; Emalei Schaberl six kills and two aces; Hanna Divido three aces and nine digs, and; Robbi Kitelinger three kills and four aces.
Maplewood 3, Eisenhower 0
GUYS MILLS-Eisenhower opened its girls volleyball season with a region loss against Maplewood, 9-25, 17-25, and 13-25 Tuesday night at Maplewood High School.
“We didn’t play our greatest,” said Lady Knights coach Tina Edwards. “The temperature played a role in our game. The floor was sopping wet. We had to keep bringing out towels to dry the floor off.”
Edwards commended the play of juniors Holly Chapman and Aysia Peters on Ike’s front row. Chapman had 12 service points and three digs, while Peters added six service points and four blocks.
The Lady Knights will look for win number one on Thursday at Rocky Grove.
Cochranton 3, Youngsville 0
COCHRANTON-Youngsville suffered its first loss of the year at the hands of an experienced Cochranton team Tuesday night, 7-25, 12-25, and 8-25.
“Their whole starting team is seniors,” said Youngsville coach Bev Fox. “We started strong and held with them, but once we made a mistake we couldn’t come back.”
Karissa Cratty led the Lady Eagles with 10 digs, two kills, and one block, while Kennedy Cratty finished with eight digs, one kill, and two blocks. Elyssa Horn added six digs, and Julie Jameson had five service points.
Youngsville was swept in the junior varsity game, 9-25 and 17-25. Horn had 15 digs, five service points, and two kills. Kerrie Baker and Aly Ishman had 12 and 10 digs, respectively.
The Lady Eagles (1-1) will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Union City for a region match-up with the Bears.