EAST LIVERPOOL The Tigers toppled the Potters.
The Wellsville volleyball team recorded a three-game victory over local-rival East Liverpool, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23, Monday night at Potter Fieldhouse.
With the win, the Tigers are now 17-3 on the season.
Wellsville’s Sarah?Skinner blocks East Liverpool’s Caitlyn Davis Monday night at Potter Fieldhouse. (Photo courtesy Jimmy Joe Savage)
Oak Glen’s Sydney?Kell sets the ball Monday night at Brooke. (Photo by Fred Younce)
"We blocked really well tonight," Wellsville head coach Dan McKinstry said. "I didn't think we played with the same energy we played with last week. We played well in our matches last week.
"East Liverpool battled and kept us on our heels. We just didn't play with quite the same intensity, but we made enough plays down the stretch in each game to win.
"Our blocking was really good tonight. We blocked 13 balls for points, and we blocked another 20 balls.
"This group found a way to get it done. We were up, and we allowed them to get back in it. We led a long time in the third game, and then we got behind. We came back and found a way to get it done.
"The kids battled. We didn't have our 'A' game tonight, but I told the kids you are not going to have your 'A' game every night. I think our experience really helped us tonight. We have played a lot of close games.
"We will see what we can do tomorrow."
The loss drops the Potters to 11-8.
"It was a good game," East Liverpool head coach Bob Shansky said. "It was sluggish at times. Both teams made some nice plays defensively at times, and both teams played bad defensively at times.
"It was not your typical Wellsville-East Liverpool match. We certainly had our chances. We missed large serves at critical times."
For the Tigers, Shayna Hamilton netted 21 points and 33 assists, Maleya Fultz finished with nine kills and Sarah Skinner recorded nine kills and six blocks.
Also, McKenna Pierson ended up with five kills and two blocks, Jayla Martin tallied six kills and three aces and Brittany Clendenning collected five kills and four blocks.
For East Liverpool, Jordyn Adkins delivered six points and 21 assists, Morgan Campbell tallied 43 spikes and 16 kills and Taylar Jordan recorded 21 spikes and six kills.
Also, Jordan Chupa contributed two kills and six points, and Caitlyn Davis collected two kills.
Wellsville won the JV match, 25-19, 25-11.
For the Tigers (15-4), Mystic Beatty tallied 24 points, eight aces and seven assists, and Ashley Bennett collected four kills.
For the Potters (3-12), Robin Johnston netted six points, Sierra Nichols scored five points to go along with three kills and Sierra Voorhees finished with five assists.
Wellsville plays today at home against Leetonia on Senior Night. A win would give the Tigers the outright title in the ITCL Lower Tier.
East Liverpool's next match is Wednesday at home against Wheeling park. The Potters' freshman play the Patriots today.
Oak Glen d. Brooke 25-16, 25-12, 25-14
WELLSBURG - The girls from Hancock County won the battle of the bears.
The Oak Glen volleyball team improved to 25-3 on the season with a 25-16, 25-14, 25-13, victory Monday night at Brooke.
Individually for the Golden Bears, Sydney Kell collected nine points, 39 sets and seven assists, Morgan Poling produced 10 points, six spikes, four kills and five blocks and Abby Tice tallied four spikes, one kill, four digs and nine points.
Also, Lacee Porter recorded nine points, eight spikes and four kills, Carissa Williams contributed seven points, 10 sets, two assists and two spikes and Vanessa Hissam added 16 spikes and 11 kills.
Next, Jessica Stivason netted 13 spikes and eight kills, Jessica Hutton ended up with four spikes and one kill and Kaitlyn Smith chipped in with four points and four digs.
Finally, Madison Juszczak finished with six spikes and one kill.
Oak Glen won the JV match, 25-22, 14-25, 25-13.
For the Golden Bears, Emmy Delekta delivered 17 points, and Logan Andrews added nine.
Oak Glen plays today at 5:30 p.m. at home against Wheeling Park on Senior Night.
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Potters swept the Redskins.
The East Liverpool 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams earned a sweep Monday over visiting Indian Creek.
The Potters won the 7th grade match, 25-22, 25-16.
Individually for East Liverpool (7-7), Kiandria Cowart contributed 11 points, and Mariah Peachey tallied seven points.
East Liverpool rallied to win the 8th grade match, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20.
For the Potters, Lauren Cunningham netted eight points, Lindsay Baker recorded seven points and Gabbi Rinehardt collected five points.
East Liverpool is scheduled to play today at home against Buckeye Local.
Beavers sweep Golden Bears
CALCUTTA - The Beaver Local 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams earned a sweep over local-rival Oak Glen Monday at home.
The Beavers won the 7th grade match, 25-14, 25-17.
Mikayla Shulas scored eight points for Beaver Local.
Beaver Local won the 8th grade match in three games, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19.
Lyvia Travis tallied 15 points for the Beavers.
For the Golden Bears, Emma Smith tallied 16 points, Dominica Price recorded 16 spikes and Cassidy Strum added eight spikes,
Thursday, Oak Glen swept Buckeye Local.
The Golden Bears won the 7th grade match, 25-10, 25-12.
For Oak Glen, Lindsey Smith tallied 15 points, Kinsey Beaver recorded 10 points and five spikes and Hannah Jacobs had five spikes.
Oak Glen won the 8th grade match, 25-11, 25-20.
Maisie Witherow contributed 15 points and three spikes, and Strum delivered three spikes.
Oak Glen plays today at Edison.