NEW CASTLE —
Lady Spartans dominate
Laurel breezed to a 25-6, 25-0, 25-7 Section 3-A home win over Aliquippa.
Mackenzie Mraz served up 25 points and eight aces. She tallied every point in the second-game shutout.
Rachael Baker was next for the Lady Spartans (7-2, 11-3) with 10 points and four aces, while Morgan Ritchie contributed 10 points, five assists and three aces. Makayla Dupont delivered 12 assists, eight points and five aces.
Makenna Natale notched eight points and eight aces. Leah Telesz slammed seven kills and Allie Collier collected five.
“The girls took this match very seriously,” Lady Spartans coach Nikki Downing said. “They didn’t want to screw up that second game for Mackenzie.
“They were aiming for that goal of a shutout and that was good. It’s one of those things that helped us morale-wise.”
Aliquippa has just seven players on the roster.
Laurel won the JV match, 25-11, 25-13.
Kristan Fedrizzi paced the Lady Spartans with nine points.
Lady Greyhounds lose
Wilmington started strong, but lost momentum in an 8-25, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24 District 10, Region 3-AA home loss to Grove City.
“The first game, we came out on fire,” Lady Greyhounds coach Amber Marett said. “The second game we started out rocky and we never regained our momentum.
“Grove City controlled the net well and we struggled offensively to finish the games.”
Katherine Clark collected 12 points and four digs for Wilmington (4-3, 6-4) and Lexi Ligo delivered 10 points and eight digs.
Tessa Sikora supplied nine points, seven kills and six blocks for the Lady Greyhounds, and Cassidy Marett posted nine points, 25 assists and eight digs.
Abby Sotter slammed seven kills and Stephanie Parker provided four kills and nine digs. Saloma Byler added three kills.
Wilmington lost the JV match, 21-25, 25-20, 15-1.
Julie Falvo led the Lady Greyhounds with seven points and five kills. Sarah Schwenke chipped in with six points. Jamie Thompson tallied four points and 11 assists.