Beavers rally by Potters
EAST LIVERPOOL — Beaver Local dropped the first set in its contest with rival East Liverpool but the Beavers quickly found their stride in a 13-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-16 on Thursday at Potter Fieldhouse.
For the Beavers, Karlee Furman had four aces, six kills, 17 assists, 15 digs and 12 points. Grace Hill had 13 kills and five blocks. Kodi Kinsey had four aces, 20 digs, and 11 points. Eli Kolkowski had 11 kills and three blocks. Erin O’Hara at three kills, three assists and four digs. Brooke Talbot had two aces, seven kills, 15 assists, 14 digs and 14 points. Cierrah Thurik had four digs and four points. Leah Riccardo added five points.
“Tonight was a total team effort from all 32 players on the roster from the impact on our floor and our sidelines,” Beaver coach Sarah Lowe said.
“As for the match as always Liverpool put up a great four sets. With injured player Kia White, their team and coach Kelly Kiger continued to rally and stand out on the court. I continue to be proud of our team we’re sticking together especially after dropping the first set and rallying back. Our players leader ship and support each other has truly been a large part of their success so far this season.”
The match also served as the Volley for the Cure contest for both teams.
“Tonight was another great opportunity to not only play one of our rivals but to come together to support a family in our local community currently battling breast cancer,” Lowe said. “The big winner of this evening’s game is the fact that our two schools can come together to show our support to one another and the community.”
Thurik said the team was excited to get going against a rival on the road.
“We were all pumped up for this game,” the senior said. “It’s always good going head to head with our rival especially to support those with cancer. Our first game didn’t go as we wanted it to but we didn’t give up and we came back and showed them what we had. Everyone was on it and we played together as a team. Our side lines were loud cheering us the whole way. We didn’t give up on the defensive side and our offense put the ball away. We had lots of communication and everything turned out the way we wanted it too. I love playing with this team and tonight made it even better as we played together.”
Junior setter Brooke Talbot keyed the passing attack.
“Our setter hitter communication was above 100 percent and it really proved how good we all actually are,” Talbot said. “Our defense never gave up on a ball and hustled to the walls. Overall, one of the most energetic games we’ve played all season, aside from the first time around against East Liverpool.”
In jayvee action, Beavers capitalized 25-15, 25-22. Madison Lowe had five kills and 11 digs. Chloe Reed added eight digs. Peyton Roberts added three aces and two kills. Lexi Schrieber had 11 assists and 10 digs. Briar Wolski had seven kills. For the freshman, the Beavers won 25-21, 18-25, 25-23. Peyton Roberts had eight kills and three blocks. Hudson Cochran had five kills and four digs. Addi Hurst had five kills and a block. Shay Mackall had 12 assists and 17 digs.
The Beavers host Struthers on Saturday.
Crestview 3, Newton Falls 0
COLUMBIANA — Crestview breezed to a 25-22, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Newton Falls on Thursday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play.
Crestview is 8-2 and 5-0 in the league.
For the Rebels, Grace Auer had 11 kills and 11 assists. Shelby Rambo had four kills and six blocks.
Kendra Greaves had 17 digs. Molly Emch had three kills. Lucy Montgomery had 14 assists and 12 kills.
Crestview won the jayvee match, 25-15, 25-17.
Madison Davis had five kills and two aces.
Crestview hosts Western Reserve on Saturday.
Wellsville 3, Lisbon 0
WELLSVILLE — Wellsville keeps rolling in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, downing Lisbon, 25-10, 25-10, 25-3, Thursday.
The Tigers improve to 8-0 in the EOAC and 9-1 overall.
Wellsville had a balanced attack with Emily McNicol getting three aces and 19 assists, Aubri Ramsey two aces and five kills, Emma Smith eight kills and two blocks, Greta Cartwright three aces and 12 assists, Meaghan Nixon eight kills, Alana Amato seven kills and one block, Jenna McNicol two aces and three kills, Paige Green two aces and two assists and Stakya Travers-Sallis two kills.
For Lisbon, Brooke VanGiesen had 17 digs and three kills, Justyce Vrable six kills and McKenna Dailey 16 digs.
The Blue Devils are 3-6 and 3-5 EOAC.
Wellsville also won the junior varsity match, 25-12, 25-19. Green had five aces and 18 assists and Travers-Sallis four aces and six kills for the Tigers. Madison Marriner had five points for the Blue Devils.
Both teams play at Heartland Christian next — Wellsville at 11 a.m. Saturday and Lisbon on Monday.
East Palestine 3,
HANOVERTON — East Palestine topped United, 20-25, 25-14, 24-20, 25-18, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Thursday.
The Eagles drop to 8-3 overall
Tori Tschappatt had 14 kills and seven points and Savannah Burton eigh kills and 11 points for the Eagles.
East Palestine also won the junior varsity match, 25-21, 25-22. Grace Knight seven points, two aces and three kills and Samantha Lippiatt seven points and two aces for the Eagles.
Columbiana 3, Leetonia 0
LEETONIA — Columbiana beat Leetonia, 25-7, 25-14, 25-11, Thursday to improve to 11-2 overall and 7-2 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference.
Julia Rapp collected 13 points, two aces, five kills and six digs and Maci Linhart 12 points, five aces and 16 digs for the Clippers. Grace Witmer had nine points, five kills, 16 assists and 12 digs; Maddie Witherow five points and nine digs; and Tori Long four points, three aces, four kills and six digs.
Leetonia won the junior varsity match, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22.
For the Clippers, Delaney Dixon had 11 points, three aces and three kills and Mia Strohecker three points and two aces.
Columbiana also won the freshman match, 26-24, 25-6, as Alaina Johnston had 11 points and four aces.
The Clippers will host Warren JFK on Monday.
Southern 3, Valley 0
YOUNGSTOWN — Southern captured its third win by downing Valley Christian, 25-21, 25-14, 25-9, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Thursday.
The Indians are 3-7 overall, while Valley drops to 1-8.
Rylee Mellott had 10 points and 14 assists and Ashley Shroades made 12 kills for the Indians. Katelyn Exline added nine points, while Camryn Mellott and Hannah Reynolds each had four kills.
Valley won the junior varsity amtch, 25-22, 26-24.
Southern will host Leetonia on Monday.
Salem 3, Canton South 0
CANTON — Salem’s volleyball team picked up a 25-22, 25-14, 25-12 win over Canton South on Thursday.
For Salem, Kaley Davis had nine kills and five aces. Morgan McGaffick had 15 assists. Rylie Troy had six aces and 16 digs. Zoie Reid had six kills. Kaelynn Helmick had four kills and two blocks.
West Branch 3, Carrollton 0
CARROLLTON — West Branch scored a 25-19, 15-25, 25-16, 25-21 win over Carrollton on Thursday.
Riley Tuel had 13 points and five aces for the winners. She also had 18 assists. Sydney Mercer had 19 kills. West Branch is 9-2 and 4-1 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference.
Carrollton won the jayvee portion, 25-17, 28-26.
Keirsten Skinner had four kills for Branch.
South Range 3, Niles 0
GREENFORD — Izzy Lamparty collected nine kills and five blocks to guide South Range past Niles, 25-17, 25-12, 25-12, Thursday.
South Range improves to 7-6, while Niles drops to 3-9.
Also for the Raiders, Madie Mook and Maddie Pado each served four aces, Bri Hiner had 13 assist and Reagan Irons collected 10 digs.
Justine Hartle had three kills and Tracina Kester five assists for Niles.
South Range also won the junior varsity match, 25-18, 25-8.
Oak Glen 3, Edison 0
NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Oak Glen defeated Edison in straight sets on Thursday.
For the Golden Bears, Alayna Kranis had 16 kills and five aces. Rory McNutt had seven kills. Ashlyn Six had six kills. Jadyn Smith had 29 assists and seven aces. Sydney Smith had four digs and seven aces.