Check out the recaps for the SOL girls’ volleyball squads in action Thursday. CB East/Pennridge photos provided courtesy of Jon Sklut. Check back for a gallery of photos.
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 3, NESHAMINY 0
Edan Kauer and Nala Kauer once again proved to be trouble for their opponents. Both contributed a team-high nine kills. Edan also led the Golden Hawks with 17 digs and added an ace while Nala added nine kills and three digs. Gracie DeWarco contributed two aces, three kills, six digs and one block, and Cadence Palmer had four aces and eight digs. Alexis Green also had double-digit kills with 10 to go along with one ace. Lindsey Korn added eight digs, one ace and one kill. Sophia Ranieri contributed three kills and one block.
Council Rock South (6-1, 4-1 SOL) will compete in the Rally at the Valley Tournament at Perkiomen Valley Saturday. Neshaminy (1-7, 0-4) will host Harry S Truman on Saturday.
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, PENNSBURY 0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-15)
The Indians won their eighth match in as many outings with their sweep of the visiting Falcons.
Senior captain and outside hitter Ashleigh Adams had a big night for the Indians, finishing with 21 kills, 17 digs, three aces and one block. Senior captain and setter Kate Logan had 26 assists, four digs, four aces and two kills. Junior outside Ainsley Jordan had three kills, five digs and two assists. Sophomore libero Emma McNulty had six digs, one kill, one ace and one assist. Also contributing were senior middle Bella Slough (two kills, one block, one dig), junior opposite Sophia Lentz (three kills, four digs, one ace, one block), senior outside hitter Julia Murphy (five digs, one block), senior setter Becca Wintjen (four digs) and senior defensive specialist Arushi Singh (five digs).
Council Rock North (8-0, 5-0 SOL) will face Hatboro-Horsham Friday in a non-league match pitting the SOL’s top squads. Pennsbury (4-2, 3-1) will compete in the Rally at the Valley Tournament on Saturday.
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, PENNRIDGE 2 (27-29, 25-16, 20-25, 25-16, 16-14)
The Patriots found themselves on the short end of a 2-1 score after three sets but rallied to win the next two for the hard-earned victory. With the win, the Patriots remain perfect in Continental Conference play.
“(We) had a solid team effort after losing a few (players) to injuries and showed great resiliency,” East coach Jacki Curci said. “Really proud of how the team came back against a strong Ram offense.”
East junior setter Katie Monaghan had 36 assists, two kills, two blocks and eight digs. The junior middles, according to Curci, had a great night defending the net. Aimee Wolf (eight blocks, four kills) and Maddy Ware (eight blocks, 13 kills, four aces) combined for double-digit blocks and kills. Junior outside Kate Malobiskey finished with 12 digs, 14 kills and two aces. Junior outside Samantha Sharp had one block, one dig and two kills. Senior defensive specialist Taryn Zakrzewski contributed three digs, and libero Chloe Metille led the defense with 19 digs, four aces and one kill. Senior right sides Kat Montabana (two blocks, four digs, one ace, two kills) and Emily Curran (one block) also contributed.
Central Bucks East (6-2, 5-0 SOL) will compete in the Perkiomen Valley Tournament on Saturday, and Pennridge (2-5, 2-3) will travel to Upper Dublin on Monday.
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-18)
The Titans used a strong service game in Thursday’s sweep of the Panthers.
Senior setter Shannon Rector had 26 assists and led the Titans with 13 service aces to go along with three digs. Junior defensive specialist Julia Daniele also had a big game at the service line, finishing with seven aces. Senior outside hitter Millie Grove led the way at the net with 15 kills and four digs, and junior outside Breckyn Lyond added seven kills and one block. Sophomore middle Jillian Jeffreys had five kills. Freshman setter Pola Sawaicka added eight assists and three digs.
Also contributing for the Titans were senior libero Rian Grant (five digs), junior middle Katie Canzanese (three kills, one ace, one assist), sophomore defensive specialist Julia Lucci (one ace, one dig), freshman defensive specialist Tegan Boyle (two digs), senior defensive specialist Nora Romano (one ace, one dig) and senior opposite Paige Walsh (one kill).
Central Bucks South (6-4, 3-2 SOL) will host Archbishop John Carroll in a non-league match on Monday, and Quakertown (1-7, 0-5) will compete in the Northampton Tournament.
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY 0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-14)
The Hatters remained undefeated with a sweep of visiting New Hope Solebury.
The Hatters once again proved their worth at the net, hitting .328 as a team. Leading the way were junior middle hitter Jade Lauzier with seven kills, six blocks and four aces, senior outside hitter Nastya Tsetsko with six kills, and senior middle hitter Isabelle Bombas and junior outside hitter Kayla Jones both adding 5 kills to the mix. Jones also had three aces at the service line. Senior setter Grace Howard led the offense with 22 assists and six aces, and the defense was anchored by senior libero Maci Lumpkin, who had six aces as well.
Hatboro-Horsham (5-0, 4-0 SOL) takes on the only other undefeated team in the SOL CR North tomorrow. New Hope-Solebury (4-2, 2-1) will compete in the Perkiomen Valley Tournament on Saturday.
ABINGTON 3, WISSAHICKON 0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-18)
The Ghosts were led by the duo of Lila Stonehouse and Kenya Lucas at the net. Stonehouse contributed 14 kills while Lucas added 13. Setter Izzy Reilly handed out 35 assists.
Abington (4-3, 3-1 SOL) will host Cinnaminson in a non-league match on Saturday, and Wissahickon (2-7, 1-4) will host Penncrest in a non-league match on Friday.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, ST. HUBERT’S 1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21)
The Panthers turned in a solid showing in Wednesday’s non-league match, outlasting a tough and scrappy St. Hubert’s squad.
“We got great contributions up and down the line-up,” Tennent coach Brian Bassler said. “Serving is a real strength for us, but we just didn’t have it as a team in that area, but our back row – led by Addy Criss and Maggie McGlynn – stepped up in a really tough gym to play in. The ceiling was low and the balls were bouncing all over.
“Our setters, Izzy Goebel and Julia Richard, did a great job spreading the ball around and saving some plays out of the rafters. Meredith Johnston and Georgie Thorpe led the way up front, each tallying seven kills.”
William Tennent (6-3, 3-2 SOL) will travel to Central Bucks West for a non-league match Friday.