STEUBENVILLE - The Big Red volleyball team swept visiting Buckeye Local Monday at the Crimson Center, 25-16, 25-21, 25-17.
For Steubenville (1-1), which hosts Indian Creek today, Abby Taylor delivered five points, seven assists and three kills; Taylor Young had three points, seven assists, nine kills and four digs; Brittany Bodo 11 points and three digs; Annie Nehrbas seven points, three kills and two blocks; Mytia Barker seven points, four kills and three digs; and Carmie Biasi five points and eight digs.
For the 2-1 Panthers, Becca Rector totaled nine points, four kills, four assists and two blocks, Kaylee DeCesare five points, three aces, two kills and five digs; Lexis Filberto three points and six assists; and Kierstyn Czuchran five kills.
BUMP — Steubenville Big Red’s Brittany Bodo bumps the ball while teammates Mytia Barker (10) and Carmie Biasi look on during Monday’s 25-16, 25-21, 25-17 victory over Buckeye Local at the Crimson Center.
Central wins in 3
SHADYSIDE - The Shadyside Lady Tigers hosted and played in their first official volleyball match since 1983 Monday evening when they hosted Steubenville Catholic Central inside a warm Tiger Den.
Starting a program from the ground up is going to lead to some growing pains as evidenced by the decisive three-game sweep posted by the Lady Crusaders, who prevailed by scores of 25-5, 25-1 and 25-12.
All of Shadyside's points in the first two games came on unforced Lady Crusader errors.
"The girls probably wouldn't admit it, but nerves were a huge factor for us tonight," Shadyside coach Joel Joseph pointed out. "Our nerves were definitely prevolent, but let's be honest, would that have affected the outcome of the match? Probably not."
The Lady Crusaders served 23 consecutive points before Monica Fisher served the ball into the net, allowing the Lady Tigers to avoid the shutout.
Fisher finished with 32 service points. Catholic Central is 2-0.
Wildcats down Bellaire
RICHMOND - The Edison volleyball team swept visiting Bellaire 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 Monday night in the season opener for both teams.
Kylie Smith paced the Wildcats with 11 points and three aces. Katie Davidson added 12 assists, seven points, two aces and four kills. Hannah Johns totaled five points, two aces, three kills and two digs; Katelyn Pollock five kills and three blocks; Caitlin Brenstuhl 10 points, three kills and 10 assists; Alexis Gill three kills and six blocks and Cassady Jarvis six blocks, five kills and three points.