Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Friday.
SOL National Conference
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 1 (25-20, 25-21, 26-28, 26-24)
The Patriots won a hard fought match in four sets against their neighboring rival.
“It was another great match between CB East and CB South,” East coach Kerri Rabberman said. “South is a great team.
“Ii am very proud of my girls tonight and this big win in our conference. They truly played like a team and fought for every point. So many girls had their turns standing out in the match and I am just a very proud coach.”
East setter Anna Ritter had 37 assists, three aces and 16 digs, and Abby Killough had nine digs and one ace. Ava Napoletano added 11 kills and hit .409. Camille Larson had six kills while Caroline Eldringhoff had five kills and two blocks. Chloe Mettille led the defense with 25 digs and added two aces. Maddy Lacouture was great at the net with 10 kills and five blocks while adding five digs. Morgan D'Angelo also had a big night with 20 digs, two aces and passed a 2.80. Vivien Agassi led the attack with 13 kills and had one block and 11 digs.
For the Titans, junior outside Courtney Pohl had 15 kills and two digs, and senior setter Lizzie Shirley had 45 assists, two kills and 10 digs. Senior middle Allie Burke had a big night, finishing with 11 kills and four blocks. Senior middle Carly Carroll added four kills. Sophomore outside Millie Grove contributed 15 kills and nine digs, and sophomore defensive specialist Shannon Rector had eight digs.
"What a tough match,” South coach Kurt Godfrey said. “CB East is a really solid team and played really well on defense tonight. Kerri (Rabberman) has done an awesome job with them this season. Viv, Anna and Morgan all had a great match against us."
"Tonight we played really hard but shot ourselves in the foot way too many times. Allie and Lizzie were great for us. They are really embracing being leaders for us on and off the court. We threw some new girls into the mix tonight and I think they played really well. Shannon had eight digs for us and Rian Grant (sophomore swing player) got an opportunity to serve a couple times."
"This is a really tough conference to play in each season and while we fought hard tonight, it just wasn't enough against a strong East team."
PENNSBURY 3, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 1 (26-24, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18)
The Falcons withstood a tough test by a pesky West squad to earn the four-set win.
Izzy Marinelli (19 kills, .324) and Elley Torres (18 kills, one ace, 12 digs, one block) had huge nights at the net for the Falcons. Brooke Burns added five kills and one dig, and Ashley Parry had five kills and two digs. Abbie Drewes had three service aces and 14 kills. Setter Carissa Van Veen had 24 assists, six service aces and five digs. Maggie Golder added five digs and one ace.
For the Bucks, Maggie Winderman paced the defense with 15 digs and one ace. Jada Reichwein had seven kills, seven digs, three aces and one block. Setter Ana Claricurzio had 19 assists, three aces, one kill, three blocks and six digs. Maggie McCusker (three kills, two aces, nine digs), Magda Videva (one ace, four kills), Naomi Woo (two kills, three blocks) and Jordyn Klementovich (one ace, seven digs) also made important contributions.
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, HARRY S TRUMAN 0
A young Panther squad notched its first win of the season with Friday’s sweep of the Tigers.
“We had a strong performance as a team serving the ball,” coach Brian Bassler said.
Chiara Ciccone led the Panthers with six aces and 10 digs.
“Riley Morgan, Sara Ingham and Mackenzie Clee played well up front,” said Bassler. “Julia Richard had a nice all-around game today.”
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, BENSALEM 0
The Indians upped their record to 6-0 with their sweep of the Owls.
Sophomore Ashleigh Adams contributed seven kills, three aces and one block, and junior Cora Lake had six kills. Junior Mary Baniewicz and senior Abby Jones both had four kills. Junior Sabrina Paseman added three kills. Junior Julia Walton had 10 aces, one kill and two blocks. Sophomore Julia Murphy chipped in with two kills, and sophomore Kate Logan added a service ace.
SOL American Conference
NORTH PENN 3, SOUDERTON 1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21)
The Knights used a strong service game to notch a huge conference win, defeating the Indians in four sets.
“We served well with 16 team aces,” coach Scott Coles said. “The Knights had solid defense led by junior libero Holly Kopp with 29 passes and 18 digs.”
Sophomore setter Charlotte Patterson had 21 assists to go along with four aces, six kills and 21 assists. Senior outside hitter Natalie Wernly added three aces, nine kills, two blocks and 25 digs, and freshman opposite Kiley McTaggart had six aces, seven kills, one block and 18 digs. Junior outside Riley Gilmer added two aces, six kills and 13 digs.
For the Indians, setter Maya Hanson had 23 assists, two aces and nine digs. Hana Ekecs led the defense with 20 digs and two kills. Alyssa Reiner (seven kills, nine digs, two aces), Liv Horas (seven kills, two digs, one block), Maddy McCarthy (six kills) and Amelia Hanson (five kills, 12 digs, three aces) contributed to a balanced attack.