Creek beats ’Cats in 5
WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek volleyball team quelled an Edison comeback with a fifth-game win Tuesday.
The Redskins raised their record to 13-2 and swept the Wildcats in the regular season with a 25-22, 25-10, 21-25, 22-25, 15-7 victory.
“It’s always a competitive match against Edison,” said Indian Creek coach Crystal Hammack. “They always bring their A game when we play each other. Leah (head coach Leah Eft) does a great job with them.
“Our seniors came out strong and aggressive, I’m proud of them.”
Bre Berryman continued her outstanding play at the net with 22 kills, nine blocks and four digs. Alexis Fithen delivered seven kills, three blocks and two digs and Jessica Furda 35 assists, 12 digs, six kills, five aces and three blocks.
Whitney Martin added three kills, two blocks and six digs; Mallorie Sullivan two aces and 14 digs; Brooke Spence and Kaylee LaRue one dig each; Bethany Davis eight kills, six digs and three blocks; and Kiarra Kamarec seven blocks, four kills, four digs and two aces.
Katelyn Pollock and Cassady Jarvis evenly spilt 32 kills to lead the Wildcats.
“When we executed tonight, we looked great,” said Eft. “We are still battling for our consistency, and I have all the faith in the world that this group of girls will find it. The consistency will come.”
Pollock added nine points, five aces, four digs and two blocks and Jarvis five blocks, four points and three digs. Cairlin Brenstuhl contributed 42 assists, six points, five kills and four blocks.
“We battled back in the first set from a pretty large deficit, and then battled back to win two sets after dropping the first two,” said Eft. “We did the same thing at St. Clairsville. When we start to come out of the blocks a little tougher, some of the momentum swings later won’t be as detrimental.”
Maddie Williamson added 10 points, six digs, three aces and two kills, Alexis Gill five kills and three blocks, Kayleigh Westbrook six digs, Jackie Wiedaman one kill, Kalee Neal four points, three aces and seven digs, Mackenzie Berardinelli four points and three digs and Kim Wilson two kills and three digs.
“The loss was a tough one, but we learned a lot and have Oak Glen coming to our gym on Thursday,” said Eft. “Our focus and positivity cannot falter.”
Bruins sweep Panthers
WELLSBURG – The Brooke volleyball team defeated visiting Buckeye Local 25-22, 25-18, 25-16 Tuesday.
Angela Staffileno led the way with nine points, two aces, seven blocks, six digs and 14 kills. Kourtney Leonard added 13 points, two aces, four digs and seven kills and Emily Stuck chipped in with five points, two aces, six digs and 23 assists.
Alexa Gerard had three digs, seven assists and four kills; Abby Adams nine points, three aces, five blocks, two digs and seven kills; Alivia Brown 12 digs and two kills; and Isabella Preston six points, five digs and three kills.
The Bruins (7-12) visit Wheeling Park on Thursday.
Brooke will host its third-annual Rockin’ Pink on Oct. 2 with Weir High and Oak Glen.
All proceeds will benefit the T.E.A.R. Fund at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center – an acronym for Trinity Emergency Assistance Relief fund.
“Every dollar goes toward the patients,” said Brooke volleyball coach Lori Jackson.
Among other things, there will be a Chinese auction and drawings.
“We have some wonderful donations,” said Jackson.
The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the first match at 5:30 p.m.
The junior varsity and varsity games will be on at the same time side-by-side in the main gymnasium.
The rotation will be: Brooke-Weir, Weir-Oak Glen, Brooke-Oak Glen.
“Everything will be drawn between the second and third varsity match,” said Jackson.
Dons sweep tri-match
WEIRTON – The Madonna volleyball team swept a tri-match Tuesday inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium, beating Morgantown Trinity (25-14, 25-16) and Wheeling Central (25-23, 26-24).
For the Dons against Trinity, Monica Bragg had eight kills, Chloe Conner 12 assists and two digs; Amanda Paul 10 digs and three kills; Eva Bowser two kills; Emily Pietranton five digs and two kills; Gabrielle Sellitti five digs and Taylor Thompson six digs.
Against Wheeling Central, Pietranton and Paul had 10 digs apiece; Conner 12 assists, three digs and two aces; Gabby Anile six digs; Bowser four kills; Bragg five aces, three kills and three blocks; Courtney Kaczmarek two aces; Annie Magnone one dig; Sellitti four digs; and Thompson two aces and three digs.
For the Maroon Knights on the night, Delaney Denniston had 14 assists, seven points and seven kills; McKenzie Michaels 15 kills and two blocks; Ava Luliucci 22 points; Gabby Gentile five points and Rachel Schuler five assists and four digs.
Redskins finally win
MINGO JUNCTION – The Indian Creek girls soccer team earned its first win in more than a year with a 10-1 triumph over Bridgeport at Muth Field Tuesday.
Karli Celestin led the way with four goals. Marissa DeFallo netted three, Jalyn Thompson two and Hallie Schmitt had one.
The assists were dished out by Thompson, Celestin, Shelby Dye, Abby Orr and Rachel McCluskey. Kristen Shimko collected six saves and Hannah Webb five.
Dons win quad
WEIRTON – Brooke’s Logan Lojszczyk and Wheeling Park’s Cole Hand shared medalist honors Tuesday at Williams County Club, but, it was the fifth-man tiebreaker that gave the Madonna golf team a win in a quad match with Beaver Local (171).
The Blue Dons and Patriots tied at 162, but the 42 by Matthew Lyons gave the hosts the win.
For Madonna, Michael Rigers and Alex Colantonio both shot 40 and Thomas Gianni and Hunter Payne each had 41s.
For Park, Freddie Fitzsimmons had a 41, Kyle Wensel and Dylan Wojcik each shot 42 and Jared Jordan 46.
For Brooke (184), Michael Petroski had a 46, Mario Boni 49 and Luc Pannett 50.
Bears nip Potters
EAST LIVERPOOL – Cullen Bennett scored the lone goal as the Oak Glen boys soccer team won its fifth game in a row, this a 1-0 triumph over host East Liverpool on Tuesday.
Nate Bennett worked hard in goal with 15 saves.
Keeper Austin Emmerling had 10 saves for the Potters.
St. Clairsville beats Huskies
ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The St. Clairsville volleyball team beat visiting Harrison Central 25-17, 25-20, 25-14 Tuesday.
Katie Stackhouse paced the Huskies with 11 points, seven kills and four aces, while Jesse Ledger had 11 digs.