Quakers gain advantage over rival
SALEM–The Salem volleyball team blew past West Branch 25-13, 25-13, 25-18 in Eastern Buckeye Conference action Tuesday.
The Quakers are now 9-4 overall and 5-1 in the EBC. The Warriors fall to 11-3, 4-2.
Elly Exline powered the Quakers with 13 kills and eight digs, while Taylor Troy had a strong match with seven aces and nine digs. Jenna McClish keyed the defensive effort with 17 digs and three aces. Kaylee Freeman dished out 25 assists.
Sydney Mercer had nine kills and 16 digs for the Warriors. Elise Wallace had 23 assists and five points. Sammie Tuel added six kills.
West Branch won the jv match 21-25, 25-18, 25-21. Claire Brunner had 13 points and seven aces for the Warriors. Kylie Skinner had eight digs for the Quakers.
Salem hosts Minerva Thursday.
Crestview 3, Champion 0
COLUMBIANA–The Crestview volleyball team kept rolling with a 25-13, 25-10, 25-6 sweep over Champion Tuesday.
The Rebels, who are ranked sixth in Div. III, improve to 13-0 overall and 6-0 in the All-American Conference.
Brenna Auer compiled 15 points, 13 digs, seven kills and four aces to lead the Rebels. Tess Neville added 13 kills, while Emily Emch and Sidney Rambo had eight kills apiece.
Lucy Montgomery added 37 assists and eight digs. Shelby Rambo chipped in seven kills.
The Rebels won the jv match 25-9, 25-9.
Hannah Cope led the way with six kills nine points and five aces. Lainey Mercure added four kills and seven digs.
Crestview is at LaBrae Thursday.
Lisbon 3, United 0
HANOVERTON — Lisbon’s volleyball team spiked United 25-14, 25-17, 25-21 on Tuesday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play.
For Lisbon, Callie Steed had nine points, 14 kills and 14 digs. Maddie Liberati had five points, 13 kills and 19 digs. Jaidynn Entrikin had six points, 20 assists and 13 digs. Justyce Vrable had six points and six blocks.
For United, Lauren DelVichio had 12 points and three aces, Tori Tschappatt had six blocks and four kills, Alyssandra Moore had 30 digs, Haley Dees had eight assists.
Lisbon is 10-5 and 5-3 in the EOAC.
Lisbon’s jayvees beat United 25-15, 25-15.
Madison Marriner had six points for the Devils.
Lisbon is at East Palestine on Thursday.
East Palestine 3, Columbiana 0
COLUMBIANA–East Palestine swept Columbiana 25-20, 25-20, 25-15 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference volleyball action Tuesday.
The Bulldogs are now 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the EOAC. The Clippers fall to 7-6, 4-5.
Olivia Figley powered the Bulldogs with 14 kills and four blocks. Morgan Cheurco added 31 assists, eight points and four digs. Paige Snyder had eight points, six kills and four digs.
For the Clippers, Maci Linhart had 20 digs and four points. Marissa Makosky added 13 digs and nine assists. Grace Witmer had 13 assists, eight digs and five kills.
East Palestine won the jv match 25-19, 25-14. Kaleigh Krahenbill had seven points for the Clippers. Camille Zentner added five kills.
Columbiana is at Southern Thursday. East Palestine takes on Heartland today.
Southern 3, Leetonia 2
LEETONIA — Southern worked for a five-set 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-10 win over Leetonia on Tuesday night.
For the Indians (4-8), Cheyenne Utt had 19 points. Maddie Paxson added 16 points and 14 kills, while Erin Boyle had 11 points and 10 kills. Kyleigh Ketchum had 22 assists.
For Leetonia, Taran Ferry had 34 digs. Megan Rosko had 11 kills and 19 digs. Elyssa Jones had 23 assists.
In the jayvee match, Leetonia won 25-23, 25-23. Landry Baker had 10 points. Erica Mostella had eight points for the Indains.
Southern hosts Columbiana Thursday.
Marlington 3, Minerva 0
ALLIANCE–Marlington defeated Minerva 25-8, 25-11, 25-7 in Eastern Buckeye Conference volleyball action Tuesday.
COLUMBIANA–Boardman defeated Crestview 25-18, 25-14 in freshman volleyball action Tuesday. Madalyn Black led the Rebels with six points, four aces and four kills. Brianne Campbell added five points, three digs and four assists.