VOLLEYBALL: 4 county teams swept in matches
The Sheffield Lady Wolverines volleyball team fell to the Kane Wolves, 3-0, Tuesday night at Sheffield High School.
Kane jumped ahead with a pair of dominant wins in the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-11. The Lady Wolverines regrouped in set number three, battling to a 17-17 tie before the visitors pulled away with six-straight points and took the deciding game, 25-18.
“Our seniors got a lot of playing time,” said Sheffield coach Traci Vile. “They played well together and hung in there with a decent team.”
Shannon Shultz had eight assists, Anna Baldensperger and Marlea Sprandle each had three kills, Katie Feidler had three digs, and Maddie Fiscus had three blocks for Sheffield.
The Lady Wolverines were defeated in the junior varsity game, 25-21 and 25-18. Emily Grove had nine service points in the loss.
Sheffield will be back in action in its final home match of the season on Thursday against Elk County Catholic.
Union City 3, Eisenhower 0
UNION CITY-Eisenhower was defeated in three sets at Union City on Tuesday, 8-25, 23-25, and 15-25.
“The girls played very well,” said Eisenhower coach Tina Edwards. “Things didn’t start out so hot, but they ended up pulling it together at the end.”
Marion Sherer had 16 service points and four kills, and Jenna Jordan added 10 service points for the Lady Knights, who fall to 1-11 overall and 1-10 in Region 2.
Eisenhower fell in the junior varsity match, 16-25 and 13-25. Jocelyn Courtney had 11 service points, one ace, and four digs, while Madi Hultman added six service points, two aces, and three digs.
The Lady Knights will travel to county rival Youngsville this Thursday, as they try to avenge a five-set loss to the Eagles earlier this season.
Titusville 3, Warren 0
TITUSVILLE – After sweeping Titusville at home last month, Warren was swept at Titusville on the road on Tuesday.
“It’s a very disappointing loss,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan, whose Dragons fell 25-27, 24-26, 16-25. “This loss also effectively ended our chances of making playoffs this season. Although Titusville played much better than earlier in the season, we weren’t as focused as we needed to be. The first two games we got behind big by not controlling the ball, mostly on serve-receive. We had to expend a lot of energy to tie it back up and then we had opportunities at the end of both of those games to put it away, but didn’t take advantage of them. Rachael Lobdell had a nice serving run to spearhead one of the comebacks.”
Rachel Lasecki had 11 kills for Warren, which is 8-5 overall and 4-5 in Region 4; Valerie Latimer five kills and two blocks; Paige Wilson five kills; Allie Morrison five kills; Teah Bines 28 assists and13 digs; McKenzie Merenick nine digs, and; Bailey Dilks nine digs.
In a 22-25, 25-20, 9-15 junior varsity loss, Jennifer Daugharthy had seven kills and three aces, Megan Wortman and Tori Paris four kills each, and Kaitlin Sedon 13 assists.
Maplewood 3, Youngsville 0
GUYS MILLS – Youngsville was swept, 12-25, 17-25, 11-25, in a Region 2 match at Maplewood on Tuesday.
“They are a good team, but we are better than what we played tonight,” said Youngsville coach Bev Fox.
Kennedy Cratty had 10 digs, two kills and four blocks, Karissa Cratty 12 digs, two kills and one block, and Julie Jameson eight digs and three kills.
In a 10-25, 8-25 junior varsity loss, Elyssa Horn had six digs and one kill.
Youngsville (5-8 overall,, 3-8 in region) just finished in the quarterfinals on Saturday of the eight-team Kane Tournament – beating Sheffield, 25-21, 25-17, losing to Redbank Valley, 14-25, 19-25, and defeating Curwensville, 25-15, 25-20, in pool play. Youngsville lost, 17-25, to Union in the quarterfinals. Kennedy Cratty had 26 digs and 15 kills, Jameson 31 digs and eight kills, Karissa Cratty 24 digs, 14 kills and five blocks, Aubree Hendrickson 32 assists, Karrie Baker 24 digs, and Horn 20 digs.
Maplewood is 8-3, 8-3.