NEW CASTLE —
Lady Wildcats cruise
Shenango rolled past Aliquippa in a Section 3-A match, 25-5, 25-8, 25-11.
Sophia Koury paced the visiting Lady Wildcats (9-0, 11-2) with seven kills and Liz Quahliero added five aces.
Sarah Herb was next with nine assists.
Laurel’s loss gives Shenango a two-game lead in the section race with three league matches left.
The Lady Wolverines came up short against Blackhawk in Section 1-AA action, 26-24, 25-14, 25-14.
Isabella Williams led host Ellwood (3-4, 6-4) with 15 assists and Asia Borders contributed three blocks and five kills.
Susie Blyth followed with 17 digs.
“We played a really good first game. In my mind, we won,” Lady Wolverines coach Kim Frampton said. “We had a really big lead and they had a tough server and they came back.
“It was like we gave everything we had in the first game and that was it. We have to bounce back from that.”
Ellwood won the JV match, 25-10, 25-20.
Miranda Fuchs posted 10 aces and six digs, while Emily Brown collected nine assists.
Bailey McKinney spiked seven kills, while Autumn Kuzmin and Shae Barrett added 10 digs apiece.
Lady Lancers win
Neshannock knocked off New Castle in a nonsection home match, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13.
Jordan Wethli posted eight points and four aces for the Lady Lancers (6-10) and Madison Altmyer added seven points and four aces.
Katie Burrelli chipped in 15 points and Taylor Frank added 32 assists and six points.
“We played a solid three games. New Castle played very well, too,” said Neshannock coach Andrew Frank, who is Taylor’s dad. “We brought a good offense together against them and we’re starting to come together as an offense.”
Neshannock won the JV match as well, 25-12, 25-23.
Tayler Grybowski notched six points and five aces for the Lady Lancers. Autumn Paolini followed with eight points and four aces.
Gina Zingaro collected 15 assists and Mia Vitale served up nine points.