Meadville Tribune

September 26, 2012

H.S. VOLLEYBALL: Panthers dominate Union City to move into region's third slot


SAEGERTOWN — Saegertown had little trouble with Union City on Tuesday night in a key Region 2 girls volleyball matchup.

The Panthers, who started the season with two losses, swept Union City 25-17, 25-11, 25-17 to move into a tie with the Bears for third place in Region 2.

Leading the charge for Saegertown was Courtney Lilly with 13 kills and six digs. Rachel DiBartolomeo had 14 service points, including three aces, to go along with 24 assists.

Sarah Allen added 12 service points, Arianna Hanley seven kills and seven digs, and McKenna Morian seven kills and six digs.

Saegertown also won the JV match, 25-9, 25-15.

MASH powers past Corry

CORRY — Leah Jones and Monica Jackson combined for 41 kills to lead Meadville to a 25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 25-22 win over Corry in Region 4 girls volleyball action on Tuesday.

Jackson led the way with 23 kills to go along with 11 digs and four service aces. Jones posted an 18-kill, 17-dig double-double. Katie Newman delivered 50 assists and nine digs. Mylinda Hartnett finished with 16 digs. Cadi McCoy had five blocks, while Ellen Mook added three blocks for MASH (7-0, 4-0 Region 4).

Corry fell to 3-2 overall and in region play.

The Beavers won the junior varsity 25-19, 25-11.

Cardinals upend Devils

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Cambridge Springs forced a fourth set at home but Cochranton ultimately won 25-19, 25-14, 17-25, 25-22 during a Region 2 girls volleyball match on Tuesday.

Cochranton (5-0, 5-0 Region 2) remained undefeated and set itself up nicely for a conference faceoff with Maplewood, which is also undefeated through five league matches. The Cardinals and Tigers meet on Thursday in Guys Mills.

Powering the Cochranton attack were Aubrey Hering, Kendell Dickson and Madison Bernarding with nine kills each. Bernarding also had 18 digs. Carli Gledhill finished with 13 digs.

For Cambridge (2-4, 1-4), Mackenzie Turner had 26 assists and 10 points. Paige Wolfrom poured in 21 kills, Renee Dalbec managed 13 digs, and both Karissa Welker and Karlie Gaydos tallied eight points.

Cochranton won the JV match 25-21, 25-16.

Tigers command Orioles

ROCKY GROVE — Unbeaten Maplewood didn’t look past winless Rocky Grove during a 25-15, 25-5, 25-15 triumph over the Orioles in Region 2 girls volleyball action on Tuesday.

The Tigers (5-0, 5-0 Region 2) will now prepare for Cochranton, which is also without a blemish through five matches. The Cards visit Maplewood on Thursday.  It is also the two teams’ annual Dig for a Cure event. This year’s event is being organized by Maplewood’s Kendra Turner as her senior project.

Madalyn Nicols had 18 kills to lead the Tigers’ attack.  Turner followed with five kills and Emily Merritt had eight digs.

Jaricka Simmerman notched 30 assists and Laura Kirk led with 21 service points.

For the Orioles (0-7, 0-5), McKenzie Danzer had five kills, five points and two aces. Shauna Lawrence’s six kills were a team best, and Alayna Sharp chimed in with four kills and seven blocks.

Conneaut rolls over Oilers

OIL CITY — Conneaut took care of host Oil City in just three sets on Tuesday in Region 4 girls volleyball action.

Game scores were: 25-16, 25-12, 25-20.

Challen Litwiler led the Eagles (5-1, 4-1 Region 4), who moved up a spot to No. 9 in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association’s Class AA poll, with 14 kills. Kristen Baker tallied 10 kills. Aliya Hutman handed out 20 assists.

Conneaut also won the junior varsity match 25-10, 25-14.

Conneaut’s non-region volleyball match against PVCA Class A No. 3 Sharpsville orignially scheduled for tonight at Conneaut has been rescheduled for Thursday at Sharpsville. Junior varsity begins at 6 p.m.

FCVC wins thriller

SAEGERTOWN — After five tight sets, the French Creek Valley Christian girls volleyball team exited with a 14-25, 25-12, 14-25, 25-23, 16-14 victory over South Ridge Baptist in New Penn Christian Conference action on Tuesday.

Leading the FCVC attack was Lydia Gillette, who had 18 kills, nine set assists and six service aces. Emily Hemlock added four kills, 10 assists and six aces.

GM takes it in 5

LAWRENCE PARK — After a number of tight sets with Iroquois on Tuesday, the General McLane girls volleyball team was dominant during the fifth set during a Region 5 victory.

The Lancers (4-2, 4-1 Region 5) won 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 23-25, 15-4 during a matchup of teams with one Region 5 loss. Iroquois dropped to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

Lindsey Jahn nearly pulled off the triple-double, recording 12 kills, 10 blocks and nine digs. Molly Regan also came up huge, tallying 10 kills, five aces, 27 assists and 11 digs.

Both Morgan Vaughn and Maureen Knomo added eight kills. Vaughn also had seven blocks and Michelle Jahn provided six kills and 15 digs.

The JV match also when to GM, 26-24, 25-19.

Muskies fall short

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown girls volleyball team nearly won for the first time this season during a 20-25, 26-28, 25-16, 25-12, 15-11 loss to Farrell during a Region 1 match on Tuesday.

The Muskies (0-7, 0-5 Region 1) received a nice game from Isabella Greenawalt, who had nine points, eight blocks and eight kills. Alexis Goodlin totaled 12 points.

Farrell improved to 2-4 and 1-4 for varsity and also won the JV match 25-17, 25-17.