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’Cats rally to beat Creek

September 5, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

WINTERSVILLE - The Edison volleyball team used strong performances by pretty much everyone to come from behind to beat host Indian Creek 19-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 15-13.

"All I can say is that I'm just real proud of these girls," said Edison coach Leah Snyder. "They've worked very hard and we've pushed them even harder.

"It's kind of a running joke that we expect blood, sweat and tears every game, and these girls have given it or the equivalent.

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NETTING A WIN — Edison’s Katie Davidson sets the ball during the Wildcats’ 19-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 15-13 victory at Indian?Creek Tuesday.
-- Mike Mathison

"It was a good win, but we have two games to focus on tomorrow."

Katelyn Pollock paced the way with 12 kills, eight points, five blocks and two digs. Katie Davidson added 11 assists, eight points, four kills and two digs; Caitlin Brenstuhl 11 assists, nine points, two kills and two blocks; and Cassady Jarvis seven kills, six blocks and six points.

Hannah Johns contributed eight points, six kills, three blocks and two aces; Kylie Smith eight digs, four points and four kills; Alexis Gill three blocks; and two kills and Victoria Freeland two digs.

Junior setter Jessica Furda paced the Redskins (3-1) with 22 assists, eight digs, six kills, two blocks and two aces. Whitney Martin added 14 digs, seven kills and four blocks; Ali Collaros seven digs; and Mallorie Sullivan nine digs.

Brey Mays delivered nine digs, four blocks and three kills; Alexis Fithen four kills and four blocks; Bre Berryman 12 kills, six blocks and three digs; and Kiarra Kamarec nine blocks, three aces and two kills.

Panthers sweep Huskies

RAYLAND - Buckeye Local earned a 25-10, 25-19, 25-15 victory over visiting Harrison Central Tuesday.

Amy Balk and Kayla Fillipovich each had six kills for the Panthers, who are 4-3. Preslie Renforth delivered 11 points, seven aces and four kills.

Kaylee DeCesare added eight digs, Morgan Staten 12 points and three digs; Becca Rector eight assists, four points and three kills; and Lex Fedorko nine points and seven assists.

For Harrison Central, Katie Stackhouse totaled eight digs and seven assists; Jesse Ledger 12 digs; Janese Eckley nine digs, four kills and four points; Michala Saffell five digs; and Marissa Bennett four digs and two points.

Crusaders top Red Riders

STEUBENVILLE - Steubenville Catholic Central defeated visiting Weir High 25-23, 25-21, 25-20 Tuesday.

Monica Fisher led the way for the Crusaders (4-2) with 12 points, four aces, two blocks and eight spikes. Maddy Gulan was right behind with 10 points, two aces, six blocks and eight spikes. Rachel Antonelli added six points, five aces, 11 spikes and three blocks, Monica Rigaud seven aces, six blocks and seven spikes and Rachel Rigaud five aces.

Kamy Belardine contributed 10 saves and three points, Robyn Runkel 27 sets and three points, Jenna Ogden 22 sets and three points, Taylor Bednar one block, one point and one ace and Tori Knight two blocks.

"I continue to be proud of my girls and how they are playing and gelling together," said Crusaders head coach Renee Silvidi.

Kimberlyn Persina led the way for the Red Riders with 12 kills and six digs. Selena Wolverton added five kills, six digs and three aces and Lauren Rosnick six kills, four aces and four digs.

Erin Hawthorne added 10 digs; Samantha McCartney 17 sets; Ontasia Petteway four kills and two digs; Haley McLaughlin two kills, five aces and 15 sets; Elizabeth Kush three kills and four digs; Morgan Goff five digs; and Michayla Dobosz three kills.

Knights lose to Bulldogs

TORONTO - Toronto topped a 25-20, 25-15, 25-19 contest to visiting Bridgeport Tuesday.

Cari Horne totaled seven kills and two digs, Taylor Linn five assists and Miranda Robinson three kills for the Red Knights.

"If you do not maintain your serve, have net violations and miss defensive drops to the 10-foot line you will not win games," said Toronto coach Chelsey Fletcher, "and those three areas lost the game.

"Lisa Scalley and Horne are hitting and playing strategically as always. Linn sets with such hustle and poise while Shane Sears gives her all in the libero position. We will back these young women when we can fix the errors previously mentioned. It will happen."

Madonna now 4-0

CAMERON - Madonna raised its record to 4-0 with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 victory over host Cameron Tuesday.

Senior Nicolette Sellitti led the way with six aces, four kills and two digs. Dylan Fenske added eight assists and six aces, Emily Pietranton seven aces. Katie Kramer four aces, Annie Magnone three aces, Monica Bragg three aces and Maddie Burchill one dig.

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