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Devils ride Steed, Liberati to win

Lisbon’s Callie Steed (14) finishes off a points as her teammates Maddie Liberati, Justyce Vrable and Brooke VanGeisen look on. Also in on the play is Southern’s Kyleigh Ketchum (2) and Cheyenne Utt (24). (Photo by Michael Burich)

LISBON –Lisbon’s volleyball team was on the money on Tuesday against Southern.

Maddie Liberati had 11 points, 22 kills and 15 digs, while Callie Steed had 19 kills and 20 digs as the Blue Devils beat the Indains, 25-11, 22-25, 25-15, 25-22. Justyce Vrable had 16 points.

Lisbon is 6-4 and 4-2 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Lisbon is at Wellsville on Thursday.

Cheyenne Utt had 10 points for the Indians, while Erin Boyle had six kills. Maddie Paxson had 10 kills. Kyleigh Ketchum had 12 assists and four kills. Delainey Mellott had 10 assists.

Southern is 2-7, 1-6. Souhern is at Steubenville Central on Thursday.

Lisbon won the jayvee portion, 25-12, 25-17. Tabby Ketchum had 11 points.

Laryn Jackson had six points and three kills for the Indians.. Mariah Anderson had five points.

Wellsville 3,

East Palestine 0

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville coach Dan McKinstry didn’t want his team knowing he was coaching in his 1,000th career match on Tuesday against East Palestine.

“Me and my wife knew and that was it,” McKinstry said. “I’ve got a good bunch of kids and I just wanted to focus on us getting some separation in the league.”

McKinstry has been coaching volleyball for 42 years and has a 743-257 record after a 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 win over the Bulldogs.

Wellsville is 8-1 and 6-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. The Tigers have a two-game lead.

For the winners, Emily McNicol had six aces and 23 assists. MEaghan Nixon had 18 digs. Emma Smith added 14 kills. Greta Cartwright had four aces three kills and 11 assists. Aubri Ramsey and Alana Amato had 10 kills each. Jenna McNicol had 30 digs.

Morgan Cheurco had 18 kills for the Bulldogs. Emily Berger added six kills. Jami Jones had six points.

McKinstry started his coaching career at East Palestine before taking over Wellsville’s program.

“It’s fitting that the 1,000th match involved these two schools,” McKinstry said. “In fact, the second match I coached in was against Wellsville.”

East Palestine won the jayvee portion, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16. Paige Green had four aces and 15 assists for the Tigers.

Wellsville hosts Lisbon on Thursday. Wellsville is at United Thursday.

Crestview 3,

Campbell 0

CAMPBELL –Crestview improved to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the All-American Conference with a 25-7, 25-10, 25-20 win over Campbell Memorial on Tuesday.

The Rebels were led by Brenna Auer with 12 points, five aces and seven kills, Amelia Montgomery nine points, four aces and four digs, Jess Neville six points and six kills and Lucy Montgomery 13 assists, two aces, two kills and two digs.

The Crestview jayvess also moved to 10-0 wtih a 25-11, 25-10 win. Lainey Mercure had eight points, five aces, four kills and three digs and Laney Ericson three points, five kills and one block for the Rebels.

Crestview will play at Newton Falls on Thursday.

West Branch 3,

Canton South 0

CANTON — West Branch upped its mark to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference with a 25-8, 25-10, 25-19 win over Canton South on Tuesday.

Jessica Bock hd 11 points, two aces and seven kills and Sydney Mercer had 10 points, five aces and seven kills for the Warriors, Sammie Tuel had seven aces, and Elise Wallace totaled 42 assists and five blocks.

West Branch also won the junior varsity match, 25-8, 25-12. The Warriors (9-2) got nine points and five assists from Ariah Hagan and five kills from Alexa Gossett.

West Branch will host Carrollton on Thursday.

South Range 3,

Ashtabula Jefferson 0

GREENFORD — South Range defeated Ashtabula Jefferson 25-22, 25-11, 25-12 on Tuesday.

Marina Schnieder had five kills and five digs for the Raiders. Anna Primavera had five kills and eight digs. Emily Irons had four kills and 17 assists.

Austintown Fitch 3, Western Reserve 0

BERLIN CENTER — Austintown Fitch downed Western Reserve, 25-8, 25-23, 25-9, Monday.

The Blue Devils drop to 5-4 overall.

United 3,

Columbiana 2

HANOVERTON — United outlasted Columbiana, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday.

The Eagles improve to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the EOAC, while the Clippers move to 6-4.

Leaders for United were Tori Tschappatt with 12 points, four aces, 19 kills and three blocks; Savannah Burton 11 kills, four blocks and five points; Brooke Smith six points, three aces and seven kills; and Lauren Delvichio had 28 assists.

For the Clippers, Madison Moser had 12 points, seven kills and two blocks; Tori Long 11 points, seven aces and 12 digs; Maci Unhan eight points, four aces, two kills and 29 digs.

United won the junior varsity match in three games.

For the Eagles, Olivia Grubb had 17 points and 10 assists, Michaela Shasteen five blocks and three kills and Olivia Short 16 digs.

The Clippers were paced by Tami Ross with 12 points and four kills, while Camille Zentner and Addie Zohnd each had six kills and two blocks.

United will entertain East Palestine on Thursday.

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