New Castle News

Fall Sports Report

September 19, 2012

Photo Gallery, Video Highlights: Wilmington vs. Slippery Rock in girls volleyball

NEW CASTLE — The Wilmington High girls volleyball team struggled to get going last night.

The Lady Greyhounds lost to Slippery Rock at home in District 10, Region 3-AA action, 25-16, 25-22, 25-10.

“We were never in the game tonight,” Wilmington coach Amber Marett said. “Mentally and physically, we were outplayed.

“Slippery Rock is a strong team and they did everything right. We couldn’t keep up. We hope this will be the ‘kick’ we need to actually get focused on our game.”

Cassidy Marett led the Lady Greyhounds (0-2 region, 0-3 overall) with 12 assists, nine digs and three points. Tessa Sikora supplied five kills and Stephanie Parker was next with three.

Wilmington lost the JV match as well, 25-19, 25-15.

Sarah Schwenke delivered five points for the Lady Greyhounds, while Jamie Thompson, Madeline Whiting and Amanda Lewis added three apiece.

Mraz paces Laurel

Mackenzie Mraz recorded 13 kills for the Lady Spartans in a 25-18, 25-11, 23-25, 25-16 Section 3-A home win over Western Beaver.

“Mackenzie was unstoppable for us,” Laurel coach Nikki Downing said. “She was hammering the ball. She made little, if any, errors.

“I thought she just looked like an experienced, upperclass player. She finally put it all together and everyone started feeding off her.”

Rachael Baker posted nine points and three aces for the Lady Spartans (4-0, 6-0) and Makayla Dupont produced 32 assists.

Allie Collier delivered nine kills and Ellen Shaffer was next with eight. Leah Telesz chipped in with five kills.

“I thought we played really good,” Downing said. “The third game we were up 15-6 and I took all of my starters out and it didn’t quite work out.

“I let them play it out to show the importance of it. But I thought we played better tonight than we have most nights.”

Laurel won the JV match, 25-13, 25-11.

Makayla Dupont posted eight points and seven aces for the Lady Spartans, while Brittany Kendall supplied six markers and four aces. Callie Ritchie contributed six points and five aces.

Stephanie Telesz notched six points and three aces for the winners.

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