NEW CASTLE —
The Laurel High volleyball team was pushed to the brink last night.
But the Lady Spartans still found a way to hold off Neshannock.
Laurel needed five games to claim a 25-23, 12-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-13 WPIAL Section 3-A home victory over Neshannock.
Mackenzie Mraz paced the Lady Spartans (1-0 section, 2-0 overall) with six kills, 14 points, 15 digs and three aces. Rachael Baker contributed 13 kills, six points, five digs. Ally Kendall posted 13 points and 18 digs. Makayla Dupont followed with 25 assists, six points and five digs.
Ellen Shaffer chipped in with seven kills and three blocks.
Madison Altmyer registered 15 points and eight kills for the Lady Lancers (0-2, 0-2) and Courtney Proctor was next with seven kills.
Taylor Frank contributed 13 points, three aces and 45 assists, while Jordan Wethli slammed 10 kills with six points and three aces. Gina Zingaro served up three aces with six digs. Cassidy Burrelli added six kills and three blocks.
Laurel won the JV match, 25-19, 25-22.
Stephanie Telesz led the Lady Spartans with six points and five kills. Paige Covelli collected six points and four kills.
Brittany Kendall added five points and three kills for the winners.
Lady Scots hold on
Union knocked off visiting Aliquippa in Section 3-A action, 26-24, 25-22, 25-17.
Morgan Miller posted 10 kills for the Lady Scots (1-1, 1-2) and Christina Noble added seven aces.
Tyanna Harris chipped in with 10 assists and three aces. Dacia Neely notched three digs for the winners.
Union won the JV match as well, 25-7, 25-14.
Lady Warriors lose
Mohawk dropped a 25-6, 25-10, 25-9 Section 1-AA home decision to Hopewell.
Samantha Carr contributed four digs and four kills for the Lady Warriors (0-2, 1-2). Malea Tress was next with six assists. McKenzie Stelter scooped up six digs and Maria Fleck was next with four.
Mohawk won the JV match, 25-19, 26-24, 15-8.
Ashley McConnell led the Lady Warriors with four assists and Erin Giancola followed with four aces.
Ellwood falls on road
Ellwood City Lincoln came up on the short end of a 25-19, 25-10, 25-15 Section 1-AA road loss to Blackhawk.
Emily Brown led the Lady Wolverines (0-1, 1-1) with five assists and Bailey McKinney added five blocks and five kills.
Susie Blyth chipped in with 11 digs.
Ellwood City lost the JV match, 25-8, 25-23.