VOLLEYBALL: Dragons even region record
OIL CITY-Warren ended its season with a three sets to none win over Oil City on Thursday night, finishing the year in fourth place in Region 4 with a record of 6-6, and an overall record of 10-6.
“It was a nice win to end the season,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan, whose Dragons were 25-17, 25-16, 25-22 winners against the Oilers. “Everyone played well led by each and every one of the nine seniors.”
Teah Bines had 20 assists and seven digs for Warren, Rachel Lasecki had 10 kills, Valerie Latimer had five kills and three aces, Paige Wilson and Allie Morrison three kills each, Rachael Lobdell one kill and four aces, Bailey Dilks two aces and three digs, McKenzie Merenick seven digs, Brittni Merenick four assists, MacKenzie Rehe six assists, and Jen Daugharthy two kills.
The Lady Dragons’ junior varsity team also swept the Oilers, 25-18 and 25-19. Megan Wortman had two kills and two aces, Kaitlin Sedon had two kills, two aces, and seven assists, Jen Daugharthy five kills and an ace, Haley Nelson one kill and two aces, Maddie Loutzenhiser one kill and three assists, and Haley Tuller one kill.
Saegertown 3, Youngsville 1
SAEGERTOWN – After getting shut out earlier in the season against Saegertown, Youngsville’s volleyball team showed its resiliency in a 3-1 loss.
The Eagles were down two games to none in the match, and coming off a 7-25 game-two loss.
“Then they just came out and played the way we could play, and pretty much had the lead the whole game,” said Youngsville coach Bev Fox, in the Eagles’ 25-21 game-three win.
“They played excellent, served well, serve-received well, net play was great,” she said. “It was really great to see them rebound from getting beat 7-25, They don’t give up, they really fight and that’s something I’m trying to teach them, that they have to believe in themselves.”
Though Youngsville lost 16-25 in game four, Fox said “it was great that they realize they can (win games against teams like these).”
Youngsville finishes 6-10 overall and 4-10 in Region 2; Saegertown is 9-5 and in fourth place in a region that includes state-ranked Cochranton (14-0).
Fox said Youngsville will graduate one senior player, Judi Lewis, “who played really well tonight.”
Lewis had 19 digs, four kills and two blocks; Emily McChesney 15 digs and two kills; Kennedy Cratty 15 digs, four kills and three blocks, and; Karissa Cratty 12 digs, four kills, two assists and two blocks.
In a 7-25, 11-25 junior varsity loss, Fox said players had to step up due to illness, but “the six that played gave everything they had.”
Cochranton 3, Eisenhower 0
COCHRANTON – Eisenhower finishes 1-13 in Region 2 after an 8-25, 3-25, 2-25 loss to undefeated Cochranton.
Ike coach Tina Edwards could only wish her seniors – nine on the opening-day roster – “good job and good luck to my seniors.”
Ike fell in the junior varsity match, 8-25, 14-25.
Ridgway 3, Sheffield 0
RIDGWAY-The Lady Wolverines’ volleyball season ended with a loss at the hands of Ridgway in three sets Thursday night, 15-25, 24-26, and 14-25.
“We came out kind of flat,” said Sheffield coach Traci Vile, whose team defeated Ridgway in three sets earlier in the season. “The first and third set we were flat. We played well in the second set and actually led for a while, we just let it slip away.”
Kayla Curtis and Brandy Rockwell each had six kills, and Rockwell added 13 service points for the Lady Wolverines. Maddie Fiscus led the defensive effort with four digs in the loss.
Sheffield’s junior varsity team was also swept, 16-25 and 14-25.
The loss marks the end of the season for the Lady Wolverines as they finish with an overall record of 2-13.