VOLLEYBALL: County volleyball teams swept

\UNION CITY-Youngsville hit the courts in Union City Thursday night, losing to the Bears in three sets, 23-25, 22-25, and 11-25.

“We were up 22-18 in game two,” said Lady Eagles coach Bev Fox. “In the third game, after being up and losing, you could tell they were down. Overall we played much better than we did against Cochranton. We’re making improvements.”

Kennedy Cratty racked up 18 digs, seven kills, and five blocks, while Karissa Cratty finished with 15 digs, four kills, and two blocks for the Lady Eagles (1-2). Aubree Hendrickson had 15 assists, Judi Lewis had 11 service points and four aces, and Elyssa Horn had 10 digs.

Youngsville was defeated in the junior varsity game, 22-25 and 21-25. Kerrie Baker led the way with 23 digs and 10 service points, Madison Fehlman had 12 digs, Allie Ishman had 15 digs, Marissa Byler had 10 assists, and Elyssa Horn finished with 12 digs, six kills, and nine service points.

The Lady Eagles return to action on Monday, when they travel across the county to take on the Lady Wolverines in a non-region game at Sheffield High School.

Conneaut 3, Warren 0

CONNEAUTVILLE – Warren fell 17-25, 16-25, 7-25 at Conneaut on Thursday to drop to 3-2 overall.

“We served well and covered our hitters, but made too many unforced errors tonight, and that team is way to good to give them any free ones,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan. “We had some nice volleys where our defense – Baily Dilks and McKenzie Merenick – stepped up and made some nice digs on their exceptional outside hitter. But the consistency just broke down too often on our attacks.”

Rachel Lasecki finished with five kills and 10 digs for Warren, Valerie Latimer four kills and two blocks, Allie Morrison five kills, Teah Bines 11 assists, and Merenick 16 digs.

“Tough week,” said Dolan, whose Dragons lost to Meadville on Tuesday. “Makes that one that got away from us on Tuesday hurt even more.”

Dolan said Mackenzie Rehe also played well for Warren, on back row defense.

In a 12-25, 25-16, 24-26 junior varsity loss, Jen Daugharthy had four kills, Tori Paris three kills, Kaitlin Sedon five aces and 10 assists, Megan Wortman three digs, Lizzy Marsh three blocks, and Haley Nelson two aces.

Venango Catholic 3, TCCS 0

OIL CITY-Tidioute suffered a defeat at the hands of Venango Catholic in three sets Thursday afternoon, 10-25, 21-25, and 13-25.

“We had a couple good serving runs, but in all there was some inconsistency with our transitions,” said coach Margie Manning, whose team falls to 1-4 with the loss. “That really prevented us from taking control of the game.”

Anna Lindemuth had five kills, five blocks, and one ace for Tidioute. Robbi Kitelinger added four digs, four assists, and one ace, and Hanna Divido had six digs and an ace.

The Lady Bulldogs were also defeated in the junior varsity game, 17-25 and 23-25. Desi McChesney had five aces and two kills while Nettie Durstine had one kill, one ace, and one assist.

Tidioute will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday, traveling to North Clarion.

Kane 3, Sheffield 0

KANE – Despite dropping to 0-4 with a 19-25, 23-25, 17-25 loss at Kane, “the energy level was a lot different tonight,” said Sheffield coach Tracie Vile. “They came together a team tonight.”

Rachel Lemay was promoted from junior varsity and had 16 assists to spark the team. Mariah Fitzgerald had six kills, Anna Baldensperger four kills, and Maddie Fiscus five blocks.

In an 11-25, 23-25 junior varsity loss, Julia Vile had nine service points for Sheffield.