NEW CASTLE —
The Mohawk High girls volleyball team regrouped and found its groove last night.
The Lady Warriors dropped the first game to Neshannock (25-27), before rolling to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 nonsection road win.
“I think we picked it up after the first game,” Mohawk coach Britney Kwolek said. “That (first game) was a bit of a warm-up game for us; they cleaned it up from there.
“I’m proud of them for battling through it and battling for each point.”
Devon Giancola recorded seven kills and four aces for the Lady Warriors (3-0), while Maria Fleck notched seven kills and three blocks.
Paige Ruby posted five kills and three blocks for the winners and Malea Tress added four aces and 30 assists.
Jordan Wethli paced the Lady Lancers (0-3) with 15 points, eight kills and six aces. Rayanna Furst contributed 14 points, five aces and three kills.
Katie Burrelli followed with four aces, 12 kills and 14 points, while Madison Altmyer posted eight points. Taylor Frank chipped in with 31 assists and four points.
“We’re staying competitive,” Neshannock coach Andrew Frank said. “The serve-receive killed us. We gave up too many points that way.
“We just gave them a ton of unearned points. We just couldn’t pass the ball to run an offense. I think if we would have passed the ball better, we would have won the games.”
Neshannock captured the JV match, 25-22, 25-8.
Kaela Zingaro led the Lady Lancers with 12 points and five aces, and Tayler Grybowski supplied 12 points and nine aces.
Autumn Paolini delivered five points and four aces for the victors, and Cassidy Burrelli tallied six kills.
Jess Meyer recorded four digs and three assists for Mohawk, while Maggie Cosgrove posted three aces.
Neshannock’s junior varsity team placed second at the Farrell Tournament over the weekend.
Lady ’Canes win
New Castle knocked off visiting Union in nonsection action, 12-25, 25-16, 25-22, 19-25, 15-7.
Velvet Wade and Nakia Fish led the Lady ’Canes (2-1) with six kills apiece. Shannon Dudich delivered five aces and Mackenzie Mastren contributed 19 digs.
Christina Noble registered nine aces and four kills for the Lady Scots and Morgan Miller followed with four kills
Tyanna Harris contributed five aces and eight assists.
Union won the JV match, 25-21, 25-20.