Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Monday.
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, WISSAHICKON 1 (25-13, 25-19, 17-25, 25-17)
South coach Kurt Godfrey called Monday’s non-league win “a true team effort.” That effectively summed up a match that saw more than a few Titans come up big.
Sophomore outside hitter Millie Grove (15 kills, eight digs) led a trio of Titans with double-digit kills. Junior outside hitter Courtney Pohl (13 kills, five digs) and senior middle Allie Burke (10 kills, two blocks, one assist) also had big nights.
Senior setter Lizzie Shirley had 46 assists, three aces, two kills and eight digs, and senior libero McKenna Clow had 12 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Shannon Rector had 13 digs and one kill, and junior outside Dana Durkin had three kills.
“We got contributions from up and down the roster tonight,”
Godfrey said. "I think Lizzie had a really good night for us. When we were able to get some different girls into the line-up tonight she made sure she fed the ball to them. It was really nice to see all of Dana's hard work pay off for her tonight. She had three really nice kills for us. It was also really great to see Shannon moving around on defense for us and picking up so many digs. Allie and Courtney were absolutely awesome for us and I am so proud of both of them. We have another game tomorrow night so we are excited to keep our momentum going from tonight."
PENNRIDGE 3, WILLIAM TENNENT 1 (25-23, 20-25, 17-25, 19-25)
The visiting Rams defeated a pesky Panther squad in four sets, but Tennent coach Brian Bassler had nothing but good things to say about his team’s effort.
“It was by far the best we have played all year, especially serving,” Bassler said. “We stayed focused and worked harder for longer tonight. We are closer to putting it all together.”
The Panthers had 14 aces as a team, led by Julia Richard with five. Chiara Ciccone anchored the defense with 20 digs. Mackenzie Clee had nine digs and four aces. Riley Morgan (seven kills) and Sara Ingham (five kills, five blocks) had strong matches at the net. Julia Booz had 11 assists.
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 1
The Hatters defeated the visiting Golden Hawks in a non-league match.
For the Golden Hawks, Ariana Ranieri finished the night with seven kills and four aces while Kyleigh Bowman had five kills. Libero Katie Rodman and middle blocker Lauren Dougherty had notable defensive performances, according to coach John Wright.
BENSALEM 3, CONWELL-EGAN 0
The visiting Owls rolled to a sweep of the Eagles.
“(We) were once again led by the outstanding play of Sydney Bawuah,” coach Tim Linehan said.
Bawuah sparked the Owls with seven kills, four aces and five digs.
“Setter Crystal Dang played great, dishing out 21 assists and seven aces,” Linehan said.
Ameerah Thomas (six kills), Ivanka Dolinskaya (three kills), Dejah Howe (three kills, two aces), Maddie Buechner (three kills) and Violet DiMichele (two kills) all made plays at the net for Bensalem.
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-14)
Setter Anna Ritter dished out 27 assists, and more than a few players were on the receiving end of her passes in Monday’s sweep of the visiting Lions.
Ava Napoletano led the way with nine kills while Vivien Agassi had eight to go along with seven digs and two aces. Camille Larson had six kills. Maddy Lacouture (three kills, three blocks), Caroline Eldringhoff (three kills, two blocks) and Morgan D'Angelo (two kills and 15 digs) also contributed at the net. Chloe Mettille had five aces and eight digs, and Abby Killough added five digs.
Saturday, Sept. 14
DOWNINGTOWN EAST 3, COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 1
The visiting Indians suffered their first loss in match play, falling to the Cougars in four sets in Saturday’s non-league match.
Making contributions at the net for the Indians were Ashleigh Adams (12 kills), Mary Baniewicz (nine kills), Cora Lake (eight kills), Julia Walton (five kills) and Abby Jones (two kills). Kylie Tinner had 16 assists and Sydney White had 10 assists. Mikayla Adams added six assists and 10 digs.
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 0
Sophomore Ashleigh Adams delivered 15 kills to lead the Indians to their sweep of the Magic. Mary Baniewicz added 11 kills, and Cora Lake had six. Julia Walton chipped in with five kills.