SOL Girls' Volleyball Wrap (10-12-21)

Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Tuesday. Abington/PW photos provided courtesy of Jon Sklut. Check back for a gallery of photos.



SOL National Conference



The Golden Hawks celebrated Senior Night with a sweep of the Tigers.

Seniors Mattie Melekos (seven digs, four kills, one ace), Alexis Green (nine digs, three aces), Sophia Ranieri (one block, four kills) and Lili Lauch (nine assists, four kills, four digs, one ace) all made important contributions.

Also contributing were Edan Kauer (five kills), Nala Kauer (two aces, two kills), Gina Caraccio (five aces, 13 assists), Gracie DeSaro (one ace, one kill, one block) and Avery Vaughan (three kills, one block, four aces).

Council Rock South is in second place in the conference standings with an overall record of 11-4 and SOL record of 8-2. Harry S Truman is 1-16 (0-10 SOL).


WILLIAM TENNENT 3, NESHAMINY 2 (25-18, 25-12, 25-27, 20-25, 15-6)

The visiting Panthers eked out a five-set win in a classic two-hour marathon match.

“Some rallies just seemed to last forever, especially after that second set, and both teams showed a lot of fight and resiliency,” Tennent coach Brian Bassler said.

Senior outside hitter Meredith Johnston had a huge match, finishing with 19 kills and 10 digs.

“Meredith had some huge service runs tonight as well,” Bassler said. “Georgie Thorpe added 10 kills up front while a ton of girls just were all over the place defensively.”

Addy Criss had 30 digs, Maggie McGlynn had 14 while Liv Clee, Charlotte Reeves and Izzy Goebel all had 10.

“Setters Julia Richard (14 assists) and Izzy Goebel (16 assists) both spread the ball around well, and had long service runs,” Bassler said.

William Tennent upped its record to 6-4 in conference play (11-7 overall), and Neshaminy is 2-6 in the conference (3-11 overall).


SOL Continental Conference



The Titans earned a sweep of the conference-leading Patriots that was anything but easy.

"Tonight was a tough battle against a good CB East team,” South coach Kurt Godfrey said. “These inter-district matches are always so competitive.  The girls have grown up playing club with each other.

"I am so fortunate to coach such an amazing group of girls.  They never gave up tonight.  I'm especially proud of the third set.  We were down 19-14 but we never lost focus.  We called a timeout and just discussed staying in the moment and everyone just doing their job. I am so proud of them tonight - this was a really good win!"

Senior outside hitter Millie Groves led the Titans with 25 kills, seven digs, six aces and one block. Senior middle hitter Erin Mangan added five kills and one block. Senior setter Shannon Rector handed out 34 assists to go along with three aces and eight digs. Senior libero Rian Grant led the defense with 18 digs and three aces.

Also contributing were junior middle Katie Canzanese (three kills, one block, two digs), senior libero Morgan Schaefer (seven digs) and junior outside hitter Breckkyn Loynd (four kills, one ace, one block, five digs).

"We'll get back to work tomorrow and start working for our match against PW on Friday,” Godfrey said.

For the Patriots, junior middles Maddy Ware (three aces, seven kills, one dig, one block) and Sam Sharp (four kills, six blocks) made their presence felt at the net. Outsides Kate Malobisky (nine kills, one ace, one block, four digs) and Mia Mettille (two aces, one kill, one block) also contributed at the net. Junior setter Katie Monaghan had 22 assists, two kills and three digs. Senior defensive specialist Taryn Zakrzeewski had one dig, and senior libero Chloe Mettille added eight digs, one ace and two assists. Senior rightside Kat Montabana had one block, one dig and two kills.

Central Bucks South upped its record to 7-3 in conference play (11-6 overall). Central Bucks East fell to 7-2 in conference play (9-5 overall).


SOUDERTON 3, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 1 (28-26, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19)

It was an intense four-set battle, but the visiting Indians prevailed.

Alexa Mazzeo led a standout defensive effort with 21 digs to go along with three aces and one kill. Alyssa Reiner (11 kills, seven digs, two aces), Teya McConaha (10 kills, five digs, one block) and Alli Sauerwald (nine kills, seven digs, three aces) were a three-pronged attack at the net.

For the Bucks, Mackenzie Lund (12 kills, one ace, one block), Alexis Barklage (nine kills, two aces, one block) and Rachel Hu (nine kills, two aces, 11 digs) led the attack. Hollis Walton (four kills, two blocks) and Lily Rasnake (four kills, one block, three digs) also contributed.  Alexa Lee (18 assists, three kills, one ace, six digs) and Erin Ferello (21 assists, two aces, six digs) split setting duties. Caroline Taylor led the defense with 20 digs to go along with two kills and one ace.

Souderton improved to 9-6 overall (6-3 SOL), and Central Bucks West is 5-11 overall (3-5 SOL).


SOL American Conference


HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, WISSAHICKON 1 (13-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-21)

Hatboro-Horsham won its Senior Night matchup against the visiting Trojans. The offense was run by senior Grace Howard with 36 assists. Senior Nastya Tsetsko led the Hatters’ attack with 13 kills followed closely by senior Izzy Bombas with seven and juniors Kayla Jones and Jade Lauzier with eight and seven kills respectively. Lauzier also led the Hatters at the service line with seven aces followed closely by Ava Santo with six and Kayla Jones with five.

Hatboro-Horsham (11-2, 7-1 SOL) will travel to Boyertown on Wednesday to take on a strong Bears’ squad.


ABINGTON 3, PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-13)

The Ghosts rolled to a sweep of the visiting Colonials, moving into a second place tie with PW one game behind conference-leading Hatboro-Horsham.

Lila Stonehouse led the attack with 18 kills, and Kenya Lucas added nine. Sara Boykin chipped in with two kills. Izzy Reilly handed our 24 assists, and Iris Winegrad had four assists.

Abington is 7-2 in conference play (9-5 overall), and Plymouth Whitemarsh is 7-2 in the SOL (11-4 overall.