Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Thursday.
SOL National Conference
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-19)
The Bucks put themselves in the thick of race for third place in the conference standings behind undefeated Pennsbury and Council Rock North. After Thursday’s action, West, CB South and CB East boast identical 5-3 records in conference play.
Leading the Bucks was Jada Reichwein, who posted a double-double with 11 kills and 17 digs to go along with a service ace. Setter Ana Claricurzio had 38 assists, six aces, three kills and four digs in a standout all-around effort. Maggie McCusker paced a standout defensive effort with 23 digs as well as three kills and two blocks. Maggie Winderman added 19 digs and Jordyn Klementovich had 12. Naomi Woo (nine kills, three blocks), Sarah Tartaglia (eight kills) and Maggie Videva (seven kills, five blocks) all had big nights at the net.
For the Patriots, setter Anna Ritter had 23 assists, four aces and 13 digs. Morgan D’Angelo’s 23 digs led East defensively. Chloe Mettille had two aces and 16 digs. Abby Killough added nine digs and two aces. Vivien Agassi led the attack with eight kills, one block and seven digs. Ava Napoletano and Caroline Eldringhoff both had five kills. Eldringhoff also had a block. Camille Larson added four kills and four digs. Also contributing were Kaylynn Bryan (three aces, two kills, three digs) and Maddy Lacouture (two kills, two blocks).
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, NESHAMINY 0
The stage is set for Monday’s showdown. Rock North and Pennsbury both took care of business on Thursday night, and both enter Monday’s showdown at Rock North with identical 8-0 records in conference play.
In Thursday’s sweep of the Redskins, Ashleigh Adams (11 kills, six digs, three blocks, two aces), Mary Baniewicz (10 kills, 11 digs, two blocks, two aces), Cora Lake (eight kills, one dig, one block), Sabrina Pasemann (six kills, three blocks) and Mikayla Adams (three kills, two digs) took care of business at the net. Kate Logan (18 assists, seven digs, one ace) and Sydney White (16 assists, two digs, one kill, one ace) shared setting duties. Julia Nenner led the defense with 18 digs, two assists, one kill and one ace. Also contributing were Julia Walton (four aces, two blocks, one dig, one kill) and Julia Murphy (two digs, one ace).
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18)
It’s been a while since the Panthers defeated one of the Council Rock squads. On Sept. 12, 2016, Tennent edged Rock South 3-2. The Panthers hadn’t defeated the Hawks since. Until Thursday night.
“It was a nice win for us,” Tennent coach Brian Bassler said. “They are a solid team, tall up front and have two good setters.
“We did a nice job tonight of keeping our focus and following our plan as a team. I’m very proud of the girls this week after a tough start to the season. They have been fighting back through being sick, injured and came together today.”
Julia Booz had 20 assists, and Julia Richard had 12 assists and three aces. Sara Ingham and Riley Morgan had 11 kills each up front. It was a season high for both. Chiara Ciccone anchored the defense with 16 digs. Christina Sienkiewicz had 12 and Mackenzie Clee had five kills and 10 digs.
PENNSBURY 3, BENSALEM 0
The Falcons earned a sweep of the Owls.
For the Owls, Sydney Bawuah led the way with six kills and five digs.
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, HARRY A TRUMAN 0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-18)
SOL American Conference
PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 3, UPPER DUBLIN 1 (22-25, 25-8, 25-21, 27-25)
The Colonials dropped the first set of Thursday’s match but went on to win the next three.
Aja Smith, who was named MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 16, led the Colonials with 17 kills, 14 digs and three aces. Jordan O’Brien added six kills and nine blocks, and setter Sophia Repholz had 29 digs, eight assists and two aces.
For the Cardinals, setter Sarah Randall had 38 assists, nine digs, one ace, one kill and one block. Anna Faust led the defense with 37 digs to go along with two aces, and Maggie Faust added 17 digs, two kills and one assist. Shannon Yoast (14 kills, seven digs, one ace) and Charlotte Qi (13 kills, nine digs, three aces) had big nights at the net. Also making important contributions were Casey Broderick (three kills, seven digs), Jackie Rama (five kills, three digs) and Sophia Sabri (three kills, one block, two digs).