Shenango High’s volleyball team suffered defeat for the first time last night.
Cassidy Burrelli paced Neshannock with 11 kills, 13 points and four digs in a 25-18, 25-20, 25-16 WPIAL Section 3-A home win over the Lady Wildcats.
“This is our second opportunity that we’ve gotten to beat them and it is a good feeling to beat a good team,” Lady Lancers coach Andrew Frank said. “I feel that our girls, especially our senior representation, really stepped up to play this game.”
The win propels Neshannock (9-1 section, 13-1 overall) to within a half-game of first-place Shenango (10-1, 11-1). The Lady Lancers have two section matches left and the Lady Wildcats have just one. If both teams win out, they will share the section championship by virtue of the head-to-head split.
Jordan Wethli had three aces, 11 kills, five digs and 14 points for Neshannock, while Taylor Frank, the coach’s daughter, posted eight digs and 26 assists. Tayler Grybowski slammed four kills with five points.
The Lady Lancers swept each set in front of a packed gym and split the season series with the Lady Wildcats.
“We’re very grateful for our fans, they came out in support tonight,” Andrew Frank said. “They knew it was a big match and we’re very proud of our school support. This is what we wanted them to see, that we can compete and we can play good volleyball.”
Shenango won the JV match, 25-16, 25-5.
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