Beavers back in the swing
CALCUTTA — Beaver Local volleyball bested Steubenville, 25-9, 25-17, 25-16, Wednesday.
“After being off for over a week, our athletes from freshman through varsity came out tonight ready to execute,” Beaver Local coach Sarah Lowe said.
“We played a great game and started strong right out of the gate,” Beaver Local senior Leah Riccardo said. “Our offense was strong tonight and we used that to our advantage.”
For the Beavers, Emma Joseph had 19 assists, Brooke Talbot 11 kills and six assists, Elizabeth Kolkowski nine kills, Grace Hill eight kills, Leah Riccardo five kills and Lexi Schrieber seven assists.
“Tonight was a huge step in the right direction from our defense to our front row attack,” Beaver Local senior Brooke Talbot said. “I feel like we all mixed up where we were placing the ball in the front and moved very well in the back row. For not having a game in a while, the coaches kept our game high with having practices to prepare for our upcoming games. I bet everyone can say the same. Our students play a huge roll in the score board getting in the opposing teams heads, and pumping us all up on the court and on the side lines.
The Beavers also won the junior varsity match, 25-8, 25-12. The Beavers were led by Shaylon Mackall with five kills, three assists and two aces, Becca Buchheit four kills, Peyton Roberts four kills and Aubrey Reed seven digs.
The Beaver Local freshmen also won, 25-11, 25-9, as Aleia Evanko seved 28 points and Danica Germanovich seven.
Beaver Local will host Oak Glen today with the junior varsity match starting at 4 p.m.
Heartland 3, East Palestine 2
COLUMBIANA –Heartland volleyball edged East Palestine, 25-19, 10-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-7, Wednesday.
For the Bulldogs (8-4, 5-3), Mackenzie Parker tallied four points, 15 kills, and 16 assists. Sophia Foster had 15 points, two aces, and a block. Mia Lee nine points, three aces, and a block. Elle Berger nine kills, 18 digs, and a block.
In JV play, East Palestine won, 20-25, 25-15, 25-15. Leila Martin had points for the Bulldogs. Gabby Andre added 16 points for the winners.
East Palestine will host Columbiana today.
Toronto 3, Lisbon 0
TORONTO — Toronto swept Lisbon volleyball on Wednesday, 25-23, 25-20, 25-21.
For the Blue Devils, Eliza Baker scored 12 points, four aces, eight kills, and 14 digs.
Kelsi Burns had eight points and four kills. McKenna Dailey added 20 digs. Mya Emmerling scored six points and four kills for Lisbon as well.
Lisbon (2-9) will host United today.
Lisbon JV lost to Toronto as well, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25.
For Lisbon, Olivia May had eight points.
Mooney 3, Springfield 0
NEW MIDDLETOWN– Mooney volleyball beat Springfield in three sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16, Wednesday.
The Tigers host Jackson-Milton tonight.
COLUMBIANA — Crestview topped Mineral Ridge , 25-7, 26-24, in freshman action Wednesday.
Leaders for the Rebels were Abby Boyarko with eight kills, Alli Howell seven points and six kills and Natalie Blakeman seven points and 14 assists.
The Bebels will play at Austintown Fitch on Monday.