NEW CASTLE —
The Neshannock High girls volleyball team bolstered its playoff position last night.
Annalisa Frengel recorded 22 points and eight aces, guiding the host Lady Lancers to a 25-16, 25-19, 25-17 WPIAL Section 3-A win over Beaver County Christian.
Neshannock (5-4 section, 7-5 overall) is tied with Union (5-4 section) for the third and final playoff berth in the section.
“We sit in a good spot to make the WPIAL playoffs,” Lady Lancers coach Andrew Frank said. “We fought really hard tonight and came together as a unit on the court.
“We transitioned the ball very well and transitioned it into points very well.”
Neshannock has three section matches left.
Rayanna Furst added 10 points for the winners. Katie Burrelli was next with six points, while Jordan Wethli followed with six points and 10 kills.
Taylor Frank, the coach’s daughter, supplied 23 assists.
The Lady Lancers won the JV match, 25-10, 25-15.
Gina Zingaro led Neshannock with 14 assists and nine points, while Tayler Grybowski contributed seven points, three aces and seven kills.
Lady Wildcats roll
Shenango knocked off Western Beaver in Section 3-A action, 25-9, 25-9, 25-7.
Paige Cassella posted nine kills for the host Lady Wildcats (10-0, 12-2) and Christina Rapone contributed 16 assists.
Jade Esposito scooped up eight digs.
“I’m super proud of how they went through the game,” Shenango coach Angela Heagy said. “They have really matured as athletes this season.
“I thought Esposito did a great job, too.”
Shenango won the JV match as well, 25-7, 25-5.
Irene Koury slammed five kills for the Lady Wildcats and Sarah Herb handed out seven assists.
Lady Wolverines fall
Ellwood City dropped a 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 Section 1-AA road matchup against Beaver.
Isabella Williams recorded eight assists and five kills for the Lady Wolverines (3-5, 6-5) and Asia Borders added six blocks.
Susie Blyth chipped in with 12 digs.
Ellwood City lost the JV match, 25-15, 25-19.
Lady Scots cruise
Union topped Cornell in nonsection action, 25-16, 25-13, 25-16.
Morgan Miller recorded seven kills for the visiting Lady Scots (7-6) and Allyson Conrad chipped in with five aces.
Christina Noble notched five aces, three assists and three kills. Tyanna Harris posted five assists.
“We played a really good match,” Union coach Bob Miller said. “We seem to be playing better in the second half of the season.”
Union won the JV match, 25-16, 25-22.