VOLLEYBALL: Warren downs Titusville, Eagles and Knights swept
Warren notched its first region win of the season on Thursday night, defeating Titusville at home in three sets: 25-11, 25-23, 25-15.
The Dragons cruised through the first set, jumping out to an early five point lead and never trailing.
Titusville stepped up its play in the second set, trading points with Warren until the score was tied at 20, at which point the Dragons finished on 5-3 run to go up by two sets.
The third set started off close, but the Dragons used a 12-3 run to finish it out and win the match.
Rachel Lasecki finished with 11 kills, while Valerie Latimer, Paige Wilson and Allie Morrison each added five. Latimer and Wilson also added five and two blocks, respectively. Teah Bines recorded 26 assists and McKenzie Merenick finished with 10 digs.
“We really needed to get a region win,” Warren coach Mike Dolan said. “I thought we played well. (Titusville) stepped up in the second game and played good defense. We got the ball to a lot of different people, and everyone took nice swings.”
The Dragons junior varsity team fell in their match, 14-25, 26-28. Jennifer Daugharthy finished with five kills, and Tori Paris with three. Kaitlin Sedon added three aces and 10 assists.
Warren (3-2 overall, 1-2 in Region 4) will take part in the Clarion Tournament on Saturday.
Maplewood 3, Youngsville 0
Youngsville fell to the Maplewood Tigers in three sets Thursday night, 20-25, 16-25, and 17-25. The loss drops the Lady Eagles overall record to 3-3 and 1-2 in Region 2.
“I thought we played really well,” said Youngsville coach Bev Fox. “What killed us the most was lack of communication, but overall we played pretty well.”
Kennedy Cratty had 14 digs, five kills, and four blocks, Karissa Cratty had 12 digs and six kills, Aubree Hendrickson had 17 assists, Judi Lewis had six digs and eight service points, and Emily McChesney had four digs, eight service points, five kills, and one block.
The Lady Eagles were swept in the junior varsity game, 0-25 and 9-25. Madison Fehlman and Ally Ishman had 17 and 11 digs, respectively.
In Monday’s win over Sheffield, Kennedy Cratty had 10 service points, 16 digs, 10 kills, and five blocks. Karissa Cratty had 13 digs, six kills, and five blocks, Aubree Hendrickson had 18 service points, six aces, and 22 assists, and Judi Lewis had 10 digs, three kills, and 19 service points.
Youngsville will look to get back on the winning track next Tuesday, hosting Eisenhower in a Region 2 match-up at Youngsville High School.
Union City 3, Eisenhower 0
Eisenhower was defeated by Union City in three sets, 18-25, 23-25, and 8-25 Thursday night at Eisenhower High School.
“The first two games we played very, very well,” said Eisenhower coach Tina Edwards. “We had issues in the third game. We couldn’t capitalize on the mistakes (Union City) made, and couldn’t pull it back together.”
Ashley Barnett had 10 service points and nine digs as well as what Edwards called a “very strong night” passing. Marion Shearer and Aysia Peters combined for eight service points. Shearer and Peters added three and four kills, respectively.
The Lady Knights were also defeated in the junior varsity contest, 19-25 and 14-25. Kristen Wagner had 10 service points, two aces, five digs, and two kills.
Eisenhower travels across the county on Tuesday for a Region 3 match-up against the Youngsville Eagles.