There was a full slate of SOL girls’ volleyball games on Friday. Check out the recaps.
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, SOUDERTON 1 (23-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22)
The Hatters dropped the first set but rallied to win the next three to earn the hard-fought win.
Senior outside hitter Katerina Yankanich led the Hatters with 15 kills, six aces and 17 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Cam Wild added 12 digs and two aces. Senior libero Maddie Kallmeyer led the defense with 21 digs and added four aces.
For the Indians, setter Talia Watson had 20 assists and eight digs. Tori Reiner led the way at the net with 11 kills and three blocks. Also making important contributions were Haley Novak (six kills, 13 digs, two aces) and Maria Iervolino (eight kills, 15 digs, three aces). Erin Brady added five blocks, Bella Mazzeo had nine digs and five aces, and Becca Godshall had three service aces.
Hatboro-Horsham (1-0) will travel to Council Rock South on Tuesday, and Souderton (0-1 will host Quakertown on Wednesday.
PENNSBURY 3, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-17)
Julia Vreeswyk had 14 kills, four aces and six digs in a strong all-around effort to lead the Falcons to a sweep of the Titans. Sydney Buell added eight kills, four aces and six digs. Brooke Burns chipped in with four kills, and Kiley Buckman had five digs and a pair of aces.
Making important contributions for the Titans were senior setter Kelly Danyluk with three aces, four kills, 16 assists and six digs, senior outside hitter Alyssa Dallmer (two aces, seven kills, five digs), senior opposite
Isabel Miller (two aces, five kills, three digs), junior outside Maddy Morrow (seven kills and two digs) and sophomore setter Lizzie Shirley (nine assists, one dig) also contributed.
“I think we started our season with a pretty tough test in Pennsbury,” coach Kurt Godfrey said. “I thought we were pretty strong at the net tonight. Alyssa and Maddy had some really nice kills and Julia and Allie had a few really key blocks for us.
“Pennsbury is a great team and they are all over the place on defense. They did their best to make it tough for us to put balls down tonight. I thought we played well in set two and three after shaking off the nerves in set one. It just wasn’t quite good enough.
“With a tough test like Pennsbury to start the season, it really shows you what you need to work on and what you are doing well. It’s not the start to the season we wanted, but it’s a long season and we’ll get back to the drawing board, work hard and be ready for our next test on Wednesday night against CB East.”
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, HARRY S TRUMAN 0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-2)
The Patriots earned the sweep against a much-improved Truman team. Jenn Krzeminski led the Patriots with 22 kills and three blocks. Anna Ritter had four aces and 25 assists while Aurora Budson added two kills and one block, Courtney Woolslayer with two aces and Ysabelle Minschwaner with three kills. Morgan D'Angelo had three aces and Morgan Beakley led the defense with nine digs.
The Patriots (1-0) are back in action next Tuesday at Archbishop Wood.
PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-11)
Lily Acquaviva and Megan Peuser led a balanced PW attack with nine kills each. Acquaviva also had 16 digs. Emilee Waltz led the Colonials defensively with 19 digs. Taylor O’Brien added six kills, four aces and three digs.
UPPER DUBLIN 3, PENNRIDGE 0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-11)
The Cardinals earned a sweep of the Rams in Friday’s season opener.
“It was a great total team effort – we got contributions from everyone,” UD coach Paul Choi said. “It was a good way to start the season.”
Setter Bryn Stek had 25 assists, three aces, four kills and eight digs. Maggie Weglos led the attack with 11 kills and 11 digs. Kara Grebe and Sydney Jones both had four kills. Grebe also had a block. Gari Beidner added three kills. Sarah Sharp added nine digs, two aces and one assist for the Cardinals.
ABINGTON 3, NORTH PENN 0 (25-21, 25-10, 25-17)
The Ghosts opened their season with a sweep of the Knights. Anna Bantner handed out 21 assists. Hannah Dalton led the attack with 12 kills, and Fabiola Gonzales led the defense with 11 digs.
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 3, NESHAMINY 0 (25-9, 25-6, 25-19)
In their sweep of the Redskins, the Golden Hawks were led by Selina Varian (six kills, 14 digs), Ariana Ranieri (three kills, nine aces, 11 digs) and Hannah Devlin (10 assists, two kills).
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, WILLIAM TENNENT 0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-21)
Council Rock North, according to coach Mike Adams, played fantastic team volleyball, spreading around the attacks and all players contributing to the success of the match.
Opposite hitter Kaelin Mealey had seven kills, and our senior middle hitter Mackenzie Tinner had 10 kills. Outside hitters Maddy Moore (35 digs, 1 ace) and Alyssa Coates (seven aces) each had four kills. Senior setter Sarah Caola led the charge, running the offense with 27 assists and two aces. Jenna Hron middle hitter had three kills and two blocks. Also contributing was libero Lynne Watkins with 22 digs, and Ashley Kelly with eight digs.
WISSAHICKON 3, CHELTENHAM 1
For the Panthers, Najeh Edens had six kills while Megan Dougherty had four kills, three aces and six digs. Mary Hoffman (nine digs) and Cameron Booth (seven digs) led the the defense. Setter Melanie Gottlieb had 10 assists and one kill, and Mackenna Doud added four kills and three digs.