Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Wednesday.
SOL National Conference
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, PENNSBURY 1 (26-24, 17-25, 25-21, 25-17)
Defense was the name of the game in West’s win over the Falcons in a key conference battle. With the win, the Bucks are alone atop the conference standings.
The Bucks accumulated 90 digs in the win, led by Maggie Winderman (25 digs), Grace Manganelli (16 digs), Mackenzie Brooks (15 digs), Ana Claricurzio (11 digs) and Jordyn Kelmentovich (10 digs). Claricurzio also doled out 33 assists and added two aces and two blocks. Amanda Mass had a team-high 15 kills to go along with two blocks. Also contributing were Mackenzie Brooks (seven kills, one ace), Magda Videva (five kills, one block), Naomi Woo (four kills, four blocks) and Maddie Corona (three kills).
For the Falcons, Izzy Marinelli came up big at the net with 19 kills to go along with three digs. Abbie Drews (20 digs), Elley Torres (16 digs) and Carissa Van Veen (14 digs) led the defense. Torres also had eight kills, seven service aces and one block. Van Ween added four kills and 33 assists. Also contributing were Brooke Burns (nine digs, five kills, one block), Mary Miller (four kills, two digs), Ashley Parry (three digs, one ace) and Jada Rice (two kills, two digs).
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH (25-20, 25-10, 25-23)
The Patriots avenged an early season loss to the Titans, and they did it in style on Senior Night.
“I am so incredibly proud of my team tonight, but more importantly I am so proud and amazed by my seniors,” coach Kerri Rabberman said. “My four seniors Izzy Guzzi, Megan Lunny, Jenn Krzeminski and Halle Sharp are remarkable young women on and off the court. They are role models for the girls, and it was an emotional night to realize that it truly is my last season with them. This is a senior night that I am going to treasure for a long time.”
Leading the night was Jenn Krzeminski as she reached her 1000th kill on her senior night. She finished the night with 15 kills and four aces.
“It was amazing to watch her accomplish that - so special,” said Rabberman. “Halle Sharp played her heart out and did great with one ace and nine kills, I am so proud of her.
“Izzy Guzzi won many crucial points for us tonight with five kills and one block. Megan Lunny's defense and serve receive was great with eight digs.”
Anna Ritter had 38 assists, three aces and seven digs. Vivien Agassi had eight kills, one ace and five digs. Abby Killough had one ace and seven digs.
“Morgan D'Angelo played great defense with 11 digs and so much consistency on serve receive,” Rabberman said. “Chloe Mettile also contributed on defense and Maddy Lacouture added three kills and one block.
“Girls, once again I am so proud of you. To my seniors... thank you for being you. You are truly a special group.”
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, HARRY S TRUMAN (25-6, 25-20, 25-8)
Sparked by a strong service game, the Panthers rolled to a sweep of the visiting Tigers.
“Our girls served really well again, and the girls played well in front of a large representation from our middle school teams,” coach Brian Bassler said.
Chiara Ciccone led the way with eight aces and 16 digs. Mackenzie Clee had five aces. Riley Morgan had eight kills, and Sara Ingham had seven kills to lead the way up front. Jackie Essig dished out 13 assists for a Panthers’ squad that has won three straight.
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 3, NESHAMINY 1
The Golden Hawks were led to victory by Ariana Ranieri (seven kills, two aces), Celina Varian (nine kills, 13 digs) and Lauren Dougherty (five kills, four blocks). Leading the defense were Bria DeSaro (15 digs) and Katie Rodman (14 digs).
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, BENSALEM 0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-6)
Cora Lake (five kills) and Mary Baniewicz (four kills, two aces) led a balanced Indian attack in Wednesday’s sweep of the Owls. Ashleigh Adams had three kills, four aces and five digs. Sydney White had five digs, two kills and three aces. Julia Walton had four aces and two kills, and Jill Adams contributed two aces, two kills and one dig. Adding two kills each were Mikayla Adams and Abby Seiple. Lynne Watkins and Jill Schweizer each had two digs.
SOL American Conference
SOUDERTON 3, NORTH PENN 1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-22, 25-23)
The Knights and Indians split the first two sets, but the visiting Indians rallied to win the next two.
Jordyn Peacock (14 kills, one ace, five digs, two blocks), Maria Iervolno (13 kills) and Zoe Kondel (11 kills, four digs, one ace) all had big nights at the net. Setter Maya Hanson handed out 30 assists and also had nine digs and two kills. Bella Mazzeo led the defense with 17 digs while Hana Ekecs had 12 digs and a team-high five aces. Erin Brady chipped in three kills, one dig and one block.
PENNRIDGE 3, ABINGTON 1
The Lady Rams earned a hard-fought win over a tough Ghost squad, using – according to coach Brandon Johnson – an all-around team performance.
Junior outside hitter Emma Tirjan led the Lady Rams with 15 kills. Sophomore Rileigh Bowen also was crucial to the victory, recording five aces and 11 digs. Junior setters Brenna Thomson and Kara Allelunas, according to Johnson, were vital to the victory, quarterbacking the offense to one of its best performances of the season.
UPPER DUBLIN 3, WISSAHICKON 2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-2)
Talk about bouncing back – the Flying Cardinals did just that, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to win the next three sets.
Setter Sarah Randall handed out 40 assists to go along with two aces, one block and three digs. Anna Faust led the defense with 34 digs and two aces. Charlotte Qi added 14 digs, seven aces, seven kills and five assists. Kara Grebe led a balanced attack with 14 kills to go along with three blocks and 10 digs. Also contributing to a balanced attack were Sydney Jones (nine kills, six digs), Shannon Yoast (eight kills, 12 digs, one ace, one assist) and Emily Senior (eight kills, six digs). Maggie Faust added four aces and six digs.
PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-12)
Sophia Repholz led the Colonials’ defense with 21 digs to go along with five aces. Aja Smith was one of three players with double-digit kills, finishing with 12 kills, 13 digs and one ace. Lily Acquaviva had 10 kills, eight digs and three aces, and Megan Peuser added 10 kills.
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, CHELTENHAM 0
Tuesday, Oct. 9
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, MaST CHARTER 0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-11)
Serving was the key in Tennent’s sweep in a non-league contest Tuesday. Chaira Ciccone had 13 aces and Julia Richard had seven to lead a team effort that saw the Panthers explode for 30 aces.
“The girls played strong defense and put together a nice effort,” coach Brian Bassler said.