Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Wednesday. CB East/Pennridge photos provided courtesy of Jon Sklut. Check back for a gallery of photos. (Hatboro-Horsham photo provided by HH volleyball)
SOL American Conference
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY 0
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The Hatboro-Horsham Hatters clinched the Suburban One League American Conference Championship for the third consecutive season (2018 shared title with PW) with a sweep of the visiting Lions of New Hope Solebury on Wednesday Night, extending their season record to 9-0 with one match remaining.
The Hatters had a fantastic night with team totals of six aces (92 percent serving), 38 kills with a .385 kill percentage, 2.04 passing, five blocks, and 29 digs. Leading the Hatters defensively was senior captain libero Jess Howard with seven digs and an ace. The Hatters offense was executed by senior captain setter Maddy Murphy with 32 assists and three aces. The Hatters had a stunning night at the net led by junior outside hitter Nastya Tsetsko with 17 kills on 27 attempts and zero errors (.630). Sophomore middle hitter Jade Lauzier added nine kills on 16 attempts (.375) and four blocks. Juniors Grace Howard, Ava Santo (.333), and Isabelle Bombas (.429) all added four kills to the mix each. Seniors Jenna Robinson and Angie Ravi were solid on the serving line with two aces a piece and Jenna Robinson boasting a 2.50 passer rating.
"New Hope is a solid serve receive team, we didn't get a whole lot of aces,” HH coach Jon Young said. “We're very happy with how this team performed tonight. Even with losing a bit of control in the second set early we managed to play the game cleanly and mount an impressive comeback in a convincing second and third set win. Although almost every piece of our team played fantastic tonight, we saw outstanding performances from our defensive team made up of Jess Howard, Jenna Robinson, and Sarah Lessig in keeping us in system consistently, our offensive options not limited to but especially in Nastya Tsetsko and Jade Lauzier as well as Maddy Murphy setting a very well orchestrated offense.
“It's been a tough year and we're glad that despite all of the challenges we've been able to play some good volleyball and capture another SOL American title. This team has worked very hard for years and we're glad to see it pay off. Our captains in seniors Jess Howard and Maddy Murphy do a fantastic job in leading both on and off the court. They are a huge part of our success and sometimes don't quite get the appreciation they deserve for how hard they work much like a lot of our athletes. As a coaching staff, we believe that we are happily playing our best volleyball and look forward to our matchup with PW on Friday evening and for the post-season thereafter.”
ABINGTON 3, WISSAHICKON 0
The Ghosts had several big performances in their sweep of the Trojans. Kenya Lucas had a huge night at the net with 22 kills while Lila Stonehouse added 12 kills. Setter Izzy Reilly had 26 assists.
SOL Continental Conference
PENNRIDGE 3, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23)
Pennridge visited Central Bucks East on Wednesday in a pivotal conference matchup. In a back and forth affair, the Lady Rams were able to eke out a tight three-set victory against an incredibly scrappy East squad. The match was tightly contested throughout, but the Rams were able to come out on top.
The Lady Rams won their 11th match thanks to their defense. Libero Rileigh Bowen and defenders Alexa Allelunas and Morgan Leo were able to make a huge impact on the match, keeping the team effort rolling with their defensive poise and effort. Setter Allison Saalfrank was vital to the victory, contributing heavily to the team's offensive output and also having success influencing the match from the service line.
For the Patriots, Kaylynn Bryan led the offense with eight kills and 12 digs. Sophia Mettille finished with seven assists, one ace and four digs. Katie Monaghan had 12 assists, two aces and nine digs. Aimee Wolf had one kill and two blocks. Anna Huchko contributed two kills and two blocks. Ava Napoletano added four kills, and Caroline Eldringhoff had four kills, one block and two digs. Chloe Mettille had a huge defensive night with 23 digs and added two aces. Kat Montabana added two kills. Taryn Zakrzewski contributed 14 digs and one ace.
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, NORTH PENN 0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-19)
The Bucks celebrated Senior Night with a sweep of the visiting Knights.
Alexis Barklage (10 kills, two blocks, two digs), Brie LIvezey (nine kills, three aces, one block, two digs) and Jada Reichwein (eight kills, two aces, 10 digs) were a force at the net. Setter Maggie McCusker dished out 25 assists to go along with four kills, two aces and five digs. Jordyn Klementovich added three aces, 11 digs and two assists. Emily Holyk contributed 12 digs, one ace and one kill while Ashley Pellegrini had one ace and digs. Magda Videva chipped in a pair of service aces.
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, QUAKERTOWN 0
The Titans’ sweep of the Panthers was a team effort.
Junior setter Shannon Rector led a strong Titan service game with 12 aces to go along with two kills and 20 assists. Junior outside hitter Millie Grove (14 kills, 13 digs, three aces), senior outside hitter Courtney Pohl (10 kills, 10 digs) and junior middle Erin Mangan (seven kills, three digs) led a balanced attack. Senior setter Shayne Prudish contributed 11 assists and one ace.
Also contributing were junior defensive specialist/libero Nora Romano (2 digs), sophomore opposite Breckyn Loynd (one ace) and senior middle Dana Durkin (one ace, one assist, two digs).
Tuesday, Oct. 20
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18)
It was another classic battle between the sister schools on Tuesday night. The squads split the first two sets but the Titans won the next two.
“It simply wouldn't be a CB South/CB East match if it wasn't hard fought,” South coach Kurt Godfrey said. “All these girls know each other so well, and Kerri (Rabberman) has East playing really awesome defense. They really make you place your shots. Taryn (Zakrzewski) and Chloe (Mettille) were all over back there.
The Titans were once against led by the dangerous duo of junior outside hitter Millie Grove (26 kills, 17 digs) and senior outside hitter Courtney Pohl (21 kills, 12 digs, three aces). Junior setter Shannon Rector had 50 assists, 10 digs and seven aces. Junior defensive specialist/libero) contributed 26 digs, three aces and one assist, and senior middle Dana Durkin had four blocks and one assist.
“Mille and Courtney are just simply amazing,” Godfrey said. “Not only do that have incredible skill, but they are such smart hitters. I am so proud of them.
“Shannon had a huge night from the service line for us on top of running an almost perfect offense tonight! All the girls played a part in a big win for us. We'll celebrate tonight but with a match tomorrow night we'll be focused and ready to get back to work.”
The Patriots received contributions up and down their lineup. Chloe Mettille had a huge defensive night with 23 digs and added two aces. Taryn Zakrzewski contributed 14 digs and one ace. Sophia Mettille had seven assists, one ace and four digs, and Katie Monaghan had 12 assists, two aces and nine digs. Aimee Wolf had one kill and two blocks, and Anna Huchko contributed two kills and two blocks. Ava Napoletano added four kills, and Caroline Eldringhoff had four kills, one block and two digs. Kat Montabana added two kills. Kaylynn Bryan led the offense with eight kills and 12 digs.
SOL National Conference
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 3, NESHAMINY 0
The Golden Hawks celebrated Senior Night with a sweep of the visiting Redskins.
Ava Paulson had a big all-around night, contributing seven digs, 11 assists, four aces and eight kills. Katie Rodman paced the defense with 13 digs and also had 20 assists, two kills and one ace. Alissa Helverson added four digs, two blocks, 10 assists, three aces and seven kills, and Emma Helverson had one block, three aces and two kills. Kyleigh Bowman added 10 digs, two aces, three kills and one assist while Claire Goetz had three digs, two kills and one block. Courtney Korn chipped in five digs and four assists, and Avery Vaughan had two kills and two blocks.
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, CONWELL-EGAN 1 (25-15, 25-27, 25-13, 25-13)
In Wednesday's non-league win, the Panthers were led in assists by Morgan Farre (13), digs by Maggie McGlynn (15), aces by Mackenzie Clee and Georgie Thorpe (four each) and kills by Julia Booz, Mackenzie Clee and Georgie Thorpe all with 6.
"Many of the younger girls got into the match and played well for us," coach Brian Bassler said. "Our girls really support one another and do a great job of adjusting on the fly. Conwell-Egan has some nice young players and it was a good overall match for both sides."