Warren's Alexia Bowers. Photo by Mark Evans.

Dragons Rally to Win 5-Set Thriller Over Conneaut

October 10, 2023

WARREN, Pa. – Warren rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-23, 15-11) win over Conneaut in a rematch of last season’s D10 3A title match.

Rewatch the match:

CASH jumped out to big leads in the first two sets, staving off Warren rallies in both, but the Dragons battled back in a big way.

Madelyn Nosel, who tied for the team-high with 14 kills, got things going for the Dragons in the third, as they opened up an early nine-point advantage and never looked back.

After a back-and-forth fourth set, the Dragons were able to force a fifth where they ended the match on a 5-1 run after it was tied at 10.

Summer Lucks led a big defensive effort for the Dragons with 32 digs and also added five set assists to earn Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match honors.

“Our blocks were up, we were in our bases ready to move and we had that mentality don’t let anything touch the ground and we did exactly that,” Luck said during the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.”

See Lucks’ full interview:

Nosel also had 14 kills, seven digs, and two aces for the Dragons, while Alexia Bowers had 14 kills and four digs, Maddy Jones 12 kills, six digs, and two blocks, Kylie Fehlman nine kills and five blocks, and Lilly Newton four kills, nine digs.

Lindsay Madigan ran the offense with 45 set assists and also had five kills and two aces.

Lainie Harrington had a big game offensively for CASH with 14 kills, set up by Peyten Karastury, who had 31 set assists.

Paris Karastury had 31 digs defensively for the Eagles.


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