Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Monday.
SOL National Conference
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, NESHAMINY 0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-16)
The Indians received contributions up and down their lineup in a sweep of the Redskins.
Senior captain and outside hitter Ashleigh Adams led the way with 16 kills, four aces and six digs. Junior outside Ainsley Jordan had three kills, seven digs and one ace while senior captain and setter Kate Logan had 16 assists, two digs and five aces. Junior middle hitter Bella Slough had two kills, one ace and one dig, and junior opposite Sophia Lentz added three kills, two digs, one ace and one block. Sophomore libero Emma McNulty had six digs and two assists, and senior setter Becca Wintjen added six assists and three digs. Senior defensive specialist Arushi Singh finished with six digs, and sophomore defensive specialist Kaitlyn Lidel had three kills and three digs. Senior outside Julia Murphy chipped in one dig.
Council Rock South improved to 4-0 (3-0 SOL) while Neshaminy is 1-3 overall (0-2 SOL).
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 3, BENSALEM 0
The Golden Hawks improved to 2-1 on the young season with a sweep of the visiting Owls.
Nala Kauer led a strong service game with five aces to go along with two kills. Edan Kauer had four kills and three aces while Shani Sun also had four kills. Mattie Melekos and Avery Vaughan both had three kills. Vaughan added one block and three aces.
Council Rock South upped its record to 2-1 in the SOL while the Owls are 0-3 overall (0-2 SOL).
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, HARRY S TRUMAN (25-6, 25-9, 25-16)
The Panthers rolled to a sweep of the visiting Tigers
“We had some really nice serving runs today, and the girls got some good looks out of free balls that we were able to take care of,” Tennent coach Brian Bassler said. “We have some things to clean up, but we are getting there.”
The Panthers improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the SOL.
SOL Continental Conference
PENNRIDGE 3, SOUDERTON 2
In a tightly contested battle between the neighboring rivals, it was the Rams eking out a five-set win over the visiting Indians to earn their first win of the young season.
“The back-and-forth match ended with the Lady Rams pulling out a hard-fought victory in set five, winning the set 15-11,” Pennridge coach Brandon Johnson said. “With Souderton giving the Rams’ defense trouble, junior libero Samantha Lipp came through in the clutch with vital digs and passes to keep the team's offense.
“While Lipp held down the defense, the night belonged to senior outside hitter Allison Saalfrank. Saalfrank came through for the Lady Rams in every clutch moment of the match, tallying kill after kill to lead the Rams in the five-set win, ending the match with over 25 kills and countless pivotal digs to keep her team on top.”
For the Indians, Alyssa Reiner’s 14-kill effort led the way. She also had two digs. Teya McConaha added six kills and two blocks. Setter Nikki Hamilton had 25 assists to go along with two aces and three digs. Alli Sauerwald contributed five kills, five digs and three aces, and Alexa Mazzeo led the Indians’ defense with 12 digs and two aces.
The Lady Rams (1-2, 1-1 SOL) will host North Penn in a big conference match-up on Friday night. Souderton is 3-2 overall, 1-2 in the SOL.
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, QUAKERTOWN 1 (25-8, 23-25, 25-9, 25-12)
The Panthers evened Monday’s match 1-1 with a hard-fought win in the second set. The Patriots responded with convincing wins in the third and fourth sets to earn the win.
Senior libero Chloe Metille had 10 digs and two aces, and senior setter Lexi Knorr had three aces and two assists. Senior opposite Kat Montabana contributed three aces, four kills and two digs, and junior setter Katie Monaghan handed out 18 assists to go along with four digs and two aces. Junior middles Aimee Wolf (two kills, four blocks) and Maddy Ware (six kills, five blocks) combined for nine blocks. Junior outsides Megan Colbert (three kills, two blocks, two digs, one ace) and Kate Malobisky (13 kills, two aces) both stepped up at the net. Freshman outside Mia Metille added two kills and two aces, and senior middle Emily Curran chipped in with one kill and one block.
Central Bucks East upped its record to 2-1 (2-0 SOL) while Quakertown is 0-3 in league play.
SOL American Conference
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, ABINGTON 0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-15)
Hatboro-Horsham opened its season with a sweep over a much-improved Abington program.
“Abington challenged HH especially from their pin hitters, but the Hatters were able to overcome that effort with a dominating performance at the net, boasting a team hitting percentage of .390,” HH coach Jon Young said.
The outsides - senior Nastya Tsetsko and Kayla Jones - had 12 and six kills respectively. Jones excelled at the service line with six aces on one error. The middles - junior Jade Lauzier and senior Izzy Bombas - had an astounding combined .600 hitting percentage with 10 and eight kills respectively as well as adding in four blocks to the mix. The Hatters were led offensively by senior setter Grace Howard with 29 assists while the defense was held down by seniors Maci Lumpkin and Ava Santo with six and five digs respectively.
The Hatters (1-0 SOL) will take on Central Bucks West Tuesday night.
WISSAHICKON 3, UPPER DUBLIN 2