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Quakers smash Wildcats

CANTON — The Salem volleyball team opened Eastern Buckeye Conference play with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-14 win over Canton South on Tuesday.

For the Quakers, Kennedy Grimes totaled 19 digs and four aces, Echo Mayer-Kutz 19 kills, Caitlyn Marx eight kills and six blocks and Josie Miller 16 assists.

In junior varsity action, Salem won 2-0. Kaley Davis and Kaelyn Helmick each had four kills.

The Quakers host Alliance on Thursday.

Marlington 3,

West Branch 2

BELOIT–Marlington beat West Branch 21-25, 25-11, 25-11, 16-25, 15-10 in an Eastern Buckeye Conference volleyball opener Tuesday.

Elise Wallace totaled 29 assists, while Sammie Tuel and Delaney Rito were the kill leaders.

The Warriors are now 4-2 overall.

Minerva 3, Alliance 2

MINERVA — Minerva opened the season by downing Alliance, 14-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-13, 18-16, Monday.

Minerva also won the junior varsity match.

The LIons will host West Branch on Thursday.

United 3, Leetonia 0

LEETONIA–United swept Leetonia 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference volleyball action Tuesday.

United was led by Rachel Bowen with six aces and 12 kills. She was helped by Brooke Smith with seven aces, Kyleigh Daggy with five aces and five kills and Savannah Burton fouraces, one kill, and five tips.

The Eagles improve to 2-4 overall and 2-1 in EOAC play.

For the Bears, Elyssa Jones had three points, three aces, five digs and three assists. Emma Kemp added six points, two aces and two digs.

The United junior varsity also won, 2-1.

The Eagles will host Southern Local on Thursday.

Western Reserve 3, Mineral Ridge 2

MINERAL RIDGE — Western Reserve outlasted Mineral Ridge, 25-22, 19-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-9, Monday.

Springfield 3,

Sebring 0

NEW MIDDLETOWN–Springfield swept Sebring 25-7, 25-12, 25-7 in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference volleyball action Tuesday.

The Tigers are now 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the MVAC.

Jennie Stitzel totaled 13 kills and 11 points for Springfield, while Makenzy Capouellez had 14 points 18 digs and Lyndsey Smith had 10 kills.

Also for the Tigers, Kaelen Yemma had 38 assists. Carly Stitzel added 11 points.

Kylei Jones had three points for the Trojans.

Springfield won the jayvee match 25-17, 27-25. Carlee Bacon led the way with nine points.

The Tigers are at Western Reserve Thursday.

Wellsville 3,

Southern 0

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville volleyball team cooled off Southern Local on Tuesday.

With the match being moved to Wellsville due to Southern Local’s air conditioner breaking down, the Tigers handed the Indians their first loss of the season, 25-11, 25-15, 25-17.

Both teams are 3-1 overall, while Wellsville is 3-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference and Southern is 2-1. With Tuesday’s match moving to Wellsville, the Tigers’ Sept. 20 match now will be played at Southern.

Sparking the Tigers were Regan Pierson with five kills and 19 assists; Delaney Cochran three kills and two aces; Kiki Perry two aces, eight kills and six blocks; Gret Cartwright seven assists; Kinley Martin seven kills; Emma Smith four kills and two blocks; and Peyton Davidson three kills and two assists.

The Indians were led by Maddie Paxson with three points, four digs and two kills; Riley Felton 15 spikes, five kills and four blocks; Hannah Hayes 34 sets, eight assists and two kills; and Erin Boyle six digs.

Wellsville also won the junior varsity match, 25-9, 25-15, as Paige Green had three aces and five assists and Katelynn Exline made seven kills. For the Indians. Olivia Homan and Abbey Powell each had three points.

Both teams play Thursday as Wellsville hosts Columbiana and Southern travels to United.

Columbiana 3,

Lisbon 2

COLUMBIANA–The Columbiana volleyball team notched its first win of the season by beating Lisbon 18-25, 25-19, 26-28, 25-20, 15-6 Tuesday.

The Clippers are now 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. The Blue Devils fall to 3-2, 2-1.

For Columbiana, Maci Linhart had a big night with 37 digs, 10 points and an ace, while Tori Long tallied 19 digs, 11 points, eight kills and two aces. Madison Moser added nine kills and three blocks, while Abby Parish had seven blocks and four kills. Harmony Offenburg added five kills and three blocks.

For Lisbon, Maddie Liberati had a good all-around game with 10 points, 10 kills and 10 blocks. Natalie Ammon added 12 points, while Chloe Smith had 20 digs, nine kills and seven points.

Lisbon won the jayvee match 25-23, 27-25.

Parker Henthorne and Julia Leko each had eight points for Lisbon. Maddie Witherow had four kills for the Clippers, while Julia Rapp had two kills and two aces.

Columbiana is at Wellsville on Thursday, while Lisbon faces Toronto.

Crestview 3, LaBrae 1

COLUMBIANA — Crestview rolled over LaBrae, 25-9, 25-12, 23-25, 25-13, in an All-American Conference opener Tuesday.

Haley Eskra collected 18 points, 25 assists and three digs and Brenna Auer 17 points, five kills and seven digs for the Rebels, who improve to 3-0 overall.

Also for the Rebels, Tess Neville had 11 kills and five digs, Emily Emch nine kills, three blocks and eight points and Sidney Rambo eight kills and two blocks.

LaBrae got 10 kills from Tianna Drake.

Crestview also won the junior varsity match, 25-12, 25-18, as Cssie Cope had eight points and two kills and Lucky Montgomery six points, eight assists and two kills.

Crestview will play Brookfield on Thursday.

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