VOLLEYBALL: WCCS undefeated in regular season
SENECA-Warren County Christian School closed out another perfect regular season and regular-season title with a 25-19, 25-8, and 25-15 win over Christian Life Academy Thursday afternoon.
“It was a good team effort,” said Lions’ coach Monica Kerr. “We were a little slow getting started, but we came back in the second set and were pretty dominant. Overall, I’m happy with the season and definitely pleased with how strong they played the whole way through.”
Whitney Poindexter finished the game with 17 service points including a run of 11 straight in the first set. Alyssa Kerr had 12 service points, four aces, and 11 kills, Kaitlin Weidner had five kills, three blocks, 14 assists, and an ace, Caitlin McCall had 10 service points and seven digs, Jessica Lauffenburger had three aces and two kills, Kate Erdman had two kills, and Megan Cox had five digs.
The Lady Lions also won the junior varsity game two sets to one, 25-11, 24-26, and 25-9. Hunter Uplinger had 13 service points, eight aces, and two kills, Sarah Parmenter had seven service points, five aces, and two kills, Desirae Kerr had eight service points, five aces, and four assists, Becca Piger had eight service points and six aces, and Lydia Cox had two kills.
The Lady Lions (13-0) will open the New Penn Christian Conference playoffs with a first round bye, playing at 7 p.m., Friday, at Jamestown Bethel.
WCCS will host a junior varsity tournament for New Penn Christian Conference teams this Saturday at 9 a.m.
Youngsville 3, Rocky Grove 0
ROCKY GROVE-The Lady Eagles improved to 5-7 overall and 3-7 in Region 2 with a three-set sweep of Rocky Grove Thursday night.
Youngsville stormed out of the gate, winning the first set, 25-7, before the Orioles battled back and forced a pair of tight games. Down 18-20 in the second set, the Lady Eagles rattled off seven straight to win 25-20, and with a 14-14 tie in game three, Youngsville took over and won 25-14.
“We played really well,” said Youngsville coach Bev Fox. “We definitely came out strong, when we got behind in the second game and pushed back to beat them, I think it killed (Rocky Grove’s) momentum a little bit. We’re learning how to win. These girls don’t give up and they don’t ever quit.”
Judi Lewis had 12 service points, eight digs, and five kills in the win, Emily McChesney had 10 service points, eight digs, and five kills, Kennedy Cratty had 16 digs, eight kills, eight service points, and two blocks, Julie Jameson had eight digs, five kills, and seven service points, and Karissa Cratty had 10 digs, nine kills, and two blocks for Youngsville.
The Lady Eagles’ junior varsity team lost the opening set, 20-25, before rattling off wins of 25-19 and 15-9 to take the match. Ali Ishman had 15 digs and four kills, and Elyssa Horn had 27 digs and seven kills.
Youngsville will be in action, along with Eisenhower and Sheffield, at this Saturday’s Kane Tournament before jumping back into region play Tuesday at Maplewood.
St. Marys 3, Sheffield 0
ST. MARYS-Sheffield fell to St. Marys on the road Thursday night, losing in three sets, 15-25, 15-25, 14-25.
“We played hard,” said Sheffield coach Traci Vile. “We started flat but got better as the game went on. Maddie Fiscus had a heck of a game with 10 digs.”
The Lady Wolverines were defeated in the junior varsity match, 21-25 and 18-25. Kameron Orinko had seven service points while Julia Vile and Morgan Hoffman each had three kills.
Sheffield, along with Youngsville and Eisenhower, will be at the Kane Tournament this Saturday, and the Lady Wolverines next league game is Monday at Brockway.
Cambridge Springs 3,Eisenhower 0
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS – Eisenhower is 1-10 after a 15-25, 10-25, 16-25 Region 2 loss at second-place Cambridge Springs. Marion Sherer had eight points, five kills and nine digs for Ike, and Mallory Trumbull eight points, “and a handful of blocks,” said Ike coach Tina Edwards. “She was also setting a little, being very (versatile).”
In the J.V. game, Ike lost 12-25, 15-25.
For Eisenhower, Andrea Mortensen had three points, one blocks, one kill and three digs, and Shanna Peters three points, two aces and two digs.