NEW CASTLE —
Ellwood tops Mohawk
The Lady Wolverines knocked off the visiting Lady Warriors in a Section 1-AA marathon 25-9, 10-25, 25-23, 16-25, 17-15.
Amber Leech posted 15 assists and 13 digs for Ellwood City Lincoln. Shaelyn Barrett and Susie Blyth tallied 15 and 14 digs, respectively, for the Lady Wolverines (3-6, 5-6). Allie McKelvey finished with nine kills and three blocks and Emily Brown had 13 assists and seven aces. Bailey McKinney recorded seven kills.
Maria Fleck slammed 11 kills with five blocks for Mohawk (3-7, 5-8), while Samantha Carr collected nine kills.
McKenzie Stelter supplied eight kills and Malea Tress tallied 14 assists, three kills and three aces.
Mohawk won the JV match 17-25, 25-15, 15-7.
Victoria Pezzuolo swatted six kills and four aces for the Lady Warriors and Katie Pendro provided six aces.
The Lady Spartans cruised to a 25-8, 25-21, 25-19 Section 3-A road win over Aliquippa.
Mackenzie Mraz led Laurel (6-3, 9-5) with 15 points, eight aces and six kills. Morgan Ritchie recorded 11 points and 11 assists for the Lady Spartans, while Kristan Fedrizzi followed with 11 points and three aces.
Laurel won the JV match 25-9, 25-13.
Brittany Kendall collected eight points, six aces and four kills for the Lady Spartans and Paige Covelli chipped in with 10 markers, four aces and three kills.
Stephanie Telesz tallied eight points and three aces.
Lady Lancers win
Neshannock posted a 25-8, 22-25, 25-14, 25-17 Section 3-A victory over host Beaver County Christian.
“I think the key to this game was we were hitting the ball well,” Neshannock coach Andrew Frank said. “Not to take anything away from BCCS, but we were just hitting it in the right place.”
The Lady Lancers finished with a 71.7 kill percentage, a .434 hitting efficiency rate and a 57.3 serving percentage.
“Those three stats really tell you how the game went,” Frank said. “They show we played really well to earn the win. (The serving percentage) takes people out of their offense and made it difficult for the setter to deliver a good pass to a good hitter.”
Cassidy Burrelli recorded 23 points, 19 kills and three blocks, while Jordan Wethli added an 11-point, 10-kill double-double for Neshannock (6-3, 8-3).
Madison Altmyer posted five kills, four digs and five points and Taylor Frank chipped in 38 assists, six points, five digs and three aces.
“I’m very proud of the way the girls have stepped up in the second half of the season,” said Andrew Frank, who is Taylor’s dad. “They’re playing really well. If we continue to play this way we will win more games over the long haul and in the playoffs — hopefully.”
The Lady Lancers lost the JV match 25-9, 25-27, 15-12.