Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Friday. (Photo provided courtesy of CB South volleyball.)
SOL National Conference
PENNSBURY 3, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 1 (25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 21-25)
The Falcons and Patriots were deadlocked one set apiece, but the Falcons continued their strong early season run, winning the next two.
“This was an excellent match with an always talented Pennsbury team,” East coach Kerri Rabberman said. “I was extremely proud of my team and especially my back row.”
Elley Torres (26 kills, .288) and Izzy Marinelli (15 kills, .243) provided a formidable one-two punch at the net. Torres also had five aces and 13 digs while Marinelli had one ace and three digs. Brooke Burns chipped in five kills, one ace and two digs while Kathryn Croteau had four kills. Defensively, Abbie Drews led the way with 17 digs and one ace while Bria Mullaghy had 14 digs. Drewes also had two aces and one kill. Carissa Van Veen had 46 assists in a busy night to go along with three kills, two aces and 14 digs. Ashley Parry added seven sigs and three aces, and Mary Miller had two kills, one dig and one block.
For the Patriots, setter Anna Ritter had 28 assists and nine digs. Abby Killough added 13 digs and one ace. Leading the balanced attack were Vivien Agassi (11 kills, 11 digs), Ava Napoletano (seven kills), Camillle Larson (six kills, two digs) and Maddy Lacouture (six kills, one ace, two blocks, four digs). Coming up big on defense were Morgan D’Angelo (19 digs, one ace, two assists) and Chloe Mettille (15 digs, four aces). Caroline Eldringhoff added four kills and one block.
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-20)
The Titans not only earned a sweep of the Golden Hawks but setter Lizzie Shirley reached a personal milestone when she collected the 1000th assist of her stellar career.
“During our first set tonight, Lizzie was able to get her 1000th career assist,” Titans’ coach Kurt Godfrey said. “I can’t even begin to tell you how proud of her I am tonight. I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to coach Lizzie at CB South and on multiple club teams. She is one of the smartest and most dedicated setters I’ve ever had the opportunity to coach.
“She’s been a leader on and off the court since she made varsity. Lizzie has started for us since her sophomore year, when she ran a 6-2, and last season she ended just shy of 1000 assists. We knew it was coming tonight and once she got to 1000, I called timeout and we celebrated for a few seconds as a team. She, of course, just wanted to get back on the court and keep playing but I thought it was important for us to mark the accomplishment. She’s done an absolutely amazing job for us over the years and I’m excited to see what her senior season has in store for her and her teammates.”
Shirley finished the match with 38 assists and six digs. Sophomore outside hitter Millie Grove led the Titans with 17 kills and four digs while junior outside hitter Courtney Pohl had 10 kills and nine digs. Senior middle blockers Carly Carroll (five kills, three blocks) and Allie Burke (four kills, two blocks) combined for nine kills and four blocks. Senior libero McKenna Clow led the defense with 18 digs and three aces. Freshman opposite Katie Canzanese had a pair of kills.
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, WILLIAM TENNENT 0
Council Rock North won in three straight sets, upping the Indians’ record to 3-0 for the season.
The win, according to Mike Adams, was a great team effort with lots of players contributing. Top stat players were sophomore outside hitter Ashleigh Adams with nine kills and three aces and junior outside hitter Mary Baniewicz with four kills, one block and four aces. Middle hitters Julia Walton and Abby Jones combined for eight more kills. Opposite hitter Cora Lake added another six kills and two aces while setter Kylie Tinner had 18 assists, two kills and two blocks. Sydney White contributed some big digs and 10 set assists.
Council Rock North’s next match is away against Council Rock South on Monday September 9 at 5pm.
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, HARRY S TRUMAN 0
NORTH PENN 3, WISSAHICKON 1
SOL American Conference
HATBORO-HORSHAM 3, PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 2
In a battle of perennial SOL powers, Hatboro-Horsham won a marathon five-set match with PW on Friday afternoon.
“PW has an extremely talented and young squad that should be a team to watch both this year and the upcoming seasons,” H-H coach Jon Young said.
The Hatters’ offense was led by senior OH Cam Wild with 26 kills, followed by senior middle hitter Rickelle Wescott with 14. Adding onto that was seven and six kills by sophomore Maci Lumpkin and freshman Jade Lauzier, respectively. The defense was lead by junior libero Jess Howard with 40 digs followed by senior Cam Wild with 26. The offense was run by junior Maddy Murphy with 60 assists. The Hatters were able to log 115 digs, 63 kills, and 12 aces as a team.
Hatboro-Horsham takes on Souderton away on Monday night.
SOUDERTON 3, CHELTENHAM 0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-9)
Setter Maya Hanson had 28 assists to go along with four aces, two kills and one dig in the Indians’ sweep of the Panthers. Sophomore Alyssa Reiner led the attack with 14 kills, three aces and three digs. Senior Amelia Hanson had seven kills, three aces and one dig, and junior Maddy McCarthy had three kills, four aces and four digs.
ABINGTON 3, QUAKERTOWN 1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-12, 25-21)
In Thursday's win over the Panthers, Ally Rice led the Ghosts at the net with 11 kills. Setter Izzy Reilly had 25 assists.