Check out Monday and Tuesday's SOL volleyball results.
UPPER DUBLIN 3, PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 1 (25-18, 25-21, 26-28, 25-18)
Taylor Stek had a big night at the net, delivering nine kills to go along with three blocks and five digs. Mary DeCamara added six kills. Melanie Phifer led a strong Flying Cardinal service game with six aces as well as four kills and two blocks. Alyssa Rowley had four aces, five digs and one kill, and Bernice Leung had three aces and five digs. Taylor D’Ginto added two aces, three kills and three digs. Gabbi Johnson led Upper Dublin’s defense with 11 digs.
PW coach Michael Nguyen was disappointed with his team’s performance.
“When the number of errors outweighs the number of kills, there’s never a chance of victory,” he said. “PW could never get into system and never got any sort of rhythm going.
“It’s a very disappointing loss after such a great five-set match against Hatboro-Horsham on Friday.”
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-8, 27-25)
The Titans won a thriller in Monday’s battle between the neighboring rivals.
“This was a great win for us tonight,” coach Ulana Keer said. “We needed a great booster, and we finally did it.”
Senior Abby Mummert led the Titans in passing (13 passes), defense (10 digs), hitting (12 kills) and serving.
“She really stepped up her game tonight,” Keer said.
Jax Babezki (12 kills, six solo blocks) and Lauren Wise (10 kills, three solo blocks) anchored the middle of the net. Setter Madi Conroy had 30 assists.
“Madi played her best game to date, moving the ball well to her hitters,” Keer said of her setter. “She served consistently with three aces.”
Ally Horvath led the defense with five digs to go along with four kills.
For the Patriots, Rachel Clow had a huge night at the net, delivering 16 kills to go along with 12 digs. Courtney Kauffman (nine kills, five digs) and Hannah Lunak (seven kills, six digs) also contributed to the Patriots’ attack. Laura Kennedy led the Patriots’ defense with 17 digs to go along with four kills while Caroline Davis had 14 digs. Lindsay McIntosh had three service aces and four kills.
In a tightly-contested fourth set, Heather Kobrzynski stepped to the service line with the Titans staring at a 23-19 deficit.
“She served four strong serves and aced two of them to tie the game at 23,” Keer said.
An East kill put the Patriots on top 24-23, but a serving miscue knotted the score. South returned the favor with a serving error that allowed the Patriots to go on top 25-24. Another East missed service knotted the score. A block put the Titans on top by one, and they earned the dramatic win when Mummert delivered a kill for match point.
“It was amazing to see our team step up tonight,” Keer said.
UPPER MERION 3, WISSAHICKON 0 (25-6, 25-10, 25-4)
Emily Shannon led the Vikings’ offense with eight kills while Casey Griffith had six aces. The Vikings upped their record to 9-0 overall (7-0 SOL), setting the stage for a huge SOL showdown when they travel to Hatboro-Horsham on Thursday. The Hatters are 6-1 in the league (8-1 overall) with their only loss at the hands of the Vikings in their first match of the season.
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, NORRISTOWN 0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-13)
Lauren Laucella and Sam Jones led the Hatters’ offense with eight and five kills respectively. Quinn O’Donnell added four kills. Hannah Steiger was credited with 12 assists, and Candyce Riley recorded three aces.
“The win was a team effort by all,” coach Kathy Tanner said.
NORTH PENN 3, PENNRIDGE 1 (25-22, 26-24, 15-25, 25-13)
Stephanie Elchko (16 kills, six blocks, two aces) and Isabelle Kerr (16 kills, three aces, five digs) had monster nights at the net for the Maidens. Alyssa Chiodo led the Maidens’ defense with 12 digs, and setter Rachel Allen had 24 assists, two aces and six digs.
QUAKERTOWN 3, SOUDERTON 1 (25-23, 18-25, 27-25, 25-23)
Setter Meghan Lopes had 18 assists to go along with five kills, leading the Panthers to their first win of the season. Lindsay Beck led the Panthers defensively with 18 digs and four aces. Colette Todd had a big night offensively, delivering a team high eight kills. Alyssa Moore added six kills and one ace while Ava Haekler had five kills, eight digs and one ace.
For the Indians, Alexa Kluka led the attack with six kills while Bekah Ford and Anna Moyer each had five kills. Cori Watson had 15 assists and Grace Pinto, seven assists. Jen Spause had four kills and led the Indians defensively with six digs. Pinto added four digs. Kluka had a big night at the service line, delivering seven aces. Watson added four and Molly Thompson, three aces. The Indians remain winless in conference play at 0-5 (1-6 overall) while the Panthers improved to 1-5 in the SOL (1-6 overall).
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, HARRY S TRUMAN 0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-8)
Maria Jose Alanis had 17 kills to lead the Panthers in Monday’s sweep of the Tigers. Jaime Bonner added six kills. CC Weir led the Panthers’ service game with 10 aces while Jaime Bonner had four and freshman Alex Koppany had three.
PENNSBURY 3, NESHAMINY 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18)
Neshaminy setter Julia Staub had 20 assists, six digs, four aces, one kill and one block in a standout all-around performance.
“Julia played exceptionally well for us tonight,” Neshaminy coach Kate Livingstone said. “She served tough and set us up brilliantly.”
Juniors Danielle Catapano (seven kills, seven digs, two aces) and Molly MacDonald (seven digs, four kills, two aces) also made important contributions.
“They are stepping up big time,” Livingstone said.
Morgan Oberholtzer contributed nine digs, five kills and one ace in a solid outing.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, ST BASIL ACADEMY 0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-9)
The Panthers were led by the 10-kill, four-block performance of Maria Jose Alanis in their sweep of St. Basil. Jaime Bonner had six kills while Hannah Washam had 21 assists. The Panthers had nine service aces and, according to coach Brian Bassler, played good defense as a team.
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY 3, PENNSBURY 1 (25-20, 25-22, 25-27, 25-14)
Jae Jackson had 17 kills, Sarah Sweetland had 12 while Cara Reilly and Olivia Aizen both had nine, but it wasn't enough to overcome a tough Magic squad. Paige Mmisawic was credited with 48 assists. Sarah Koenig led the way defensively with 17 digs while Taylor McCartney had 14 digs and Kate Webb, nine digs.
"They played very solid defense and ran a consistent offense," coach Mike Falter said of the Mount. "We dug ourselves a hole early in every game, which is always hard to fight back from. We didn't take care of the ball, and they played solid volleyball."