NEW CASTLE —
Lady Wildcats cruise
Shenango kept its hold on first place in Section 3-A, knocking off Neshannock on the road, 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 25-17.
Sophia Koury paced the Lady Wildcats (7-0, 9-1) with 12 kills and Christina Rapone chipped in 15 assists.
Jade Esposito scooped up 30 digs.
“The game was a really nice follow-up to our win over Laurel,” first-year Shenango coach Angela Heagy said. “We keep looking for consistent play. I’m proud of how the girls are fighting through the ups and downs this season.”
Kayla Zingaro led the Lady Lancers (4-3, 5-9) with eight points and Jordan Wethli was next with seven points, 11 kills and four aces.
Katie Burrelli contributed seven points, four kills and three aces. Rayanna Furst followed with four kills and Anna Muraca delivered three kills.
Taylor Frank tallied 23 assists.
“They played their best and left it all out on the floor,” Neshannock coach Andrew Frank said. “That was probably their best match of the season. It was a good match.
“For a sophomore, Jordan Wethli had a great game. We’re on track as a team for a real positive season.”
Shenango won the JV match, 25-18, 25-20.
Irene Koury supplied nine kills for the Lady Wildcats and Sarah Herb delivered 14 assists.
Tayler Grybowski posted five points and three kills, and Cassidy Burrelli boasted three points and three kills.
Gina Zingaro supplied 10 assists.
The Lady Spartans breezed to a 25-10, 25-17, 25-19 nonsection home win over Mohawk.
Allie Collier led Laurel (9-1) with eight points and six kills, while Leah Telesz supplied nine points and eight kills.
Mackenzie Mraz followed with 10 points, seven kills and five digs. Makayla Dupont was next with 10 points and 17 assists.
Kristan Fedrizzi scooped up five digs.
Laurel won the JV match as well, 25-7, 25-14.
Makenna Natale registered five points and three kills for the Lady Spartans, and Allyson Kendall contributed four points.
Callie Ritchie posted seven points and five kills. Morgan Ritchie delivered 12 points and 22 assists.