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September 25, 2013

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NEW CASTLE — The Shenango High volleyball team took a firm grasp on the section lead last night.

Jade Esposito scooped up 30 digs and Christina Rapone added 18 assists to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 25-20 WPIAL Section 3-A home win over Laurel.

Irene Koury collected six kills and five aces for Shenango (6-0 section, 8-0 overall) and Jacqui Baker added five blocks.

The win gives Shenango a two-game cushion over the Lady Spartans (4-2, 6-3) and Neshannock (4-2, 5-2).

“I thought my girls did a really nice job,” Lady Wildcats coach Angela Heagy said. “I thought their ability to read the game instead of just react is really starting to show. They’re becoming a mature team.

“Laurel is a great team and this was a great match.”

Mackenzie Mraz registered nine points, six kills and seven digs for the Lady Spartans (4-2, 6-3), while Ally Kendall collected 12 points and 12 digs.

Makayla Dupont delivered 12 markers, 21 assists and three kills. Ellen Shaffer supplied nine kills and six blocks.

“We knew going in it was going to be a tough match against Shenango,” first-year Laurel coach Joe Maslyk said. “I thought overall we played well. But they served it against us pretty well.

“We had a hard time with their serve. Overall it was a very tight match. I was very happy with our play. They were just a better team tonight.”

Shenango won the JV match 25-23, 25-19.

Sarah Herb supplied eight assists for the Lady Wildcats and Shelby McCart tallied 14 digs. Angelina Sibeto contributed three aces.

Caitlyn Schnell slammed seven kills for the winners.

Shelby Miles recorded five kills and four blocks for Laurel and Paige Covelli was next with six points and five kills.

Neshannock tops Union

The Lady Lancers knocked off the host Lady Scots 26-24, 25-14, 25-16 in Section 3-A action.

Cassidy Burrelli led the way with 20 points, three aces and 17 kills, while Taylor Frank handed out 39 assists. Frank also posted seven points and five aces.

“Cassidy did well,” said Neshannock coach Andrew Frank, who is Taylor’s dad. “A lot of Taylor’s assists were to her. She had one heck of a night. For a sophomore to stand out, that’s pretty good. It shows me that she’s going to be a terror. She was on her game tonight. It was nice to watch.”

Jordan Wethli contributed 11 points, three aces and eight kills for the Lady Lancers (4-2, 5-2), while Madison Altmyer finished with seven points and six kills.

Tayler Grybowski chipped in six points and five kills.

“Up here in Section 3, we don’t get a lot of respect from the rest of the WPIAL, but we have some good teams,” Andrew Frank said. “This is the first time in my three years here that any of the three top teams can beat the others. That’s what you want. You want to see good matches. (Neshannock has) several girls that can be a weapon at any time.”

Morgan Miller paced Union (2-4, 3-6) with four kills, five blocks and three aces, while Christina Noble added four kills and eight digs.

Tyanna Harris notched eight assists and Christina Bertolino scooped up six digs.

Union won the JV match, 19-25, 25-19, 15-7.

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