Youngsville's Olivia Darling goes for a kill against Iroquois on Sept. 14, 2022. Photo by Brian Hagberg.

Iroquois Sweeps Youngsville

September 14, 2022

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Iroquois closed out a competitive third set with a 12-4 run to complete a sweep at Youngsville on Wednesday.

The Braves and Eagles were tied at 13-13 in the third set when Iroquois started to string points together. Momentum continued to build for the Braves and they closed out a 25-12, 25-13, and 25-17 win over the Eagles.

“Our attacks are good, but we just hit right at everybody,” Youngsville coach Hannah Bulard said.

After falling behind 2-0 in the match, Youngsville jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in the third set. Iroquois charged back and took its first lead at 8-7. The teams traded points to the 13-13 tie.

“They just get a few points behind and they can’t take themselves out,” Bulard said. “When they make a mistake, they can’t move on to the next.”

Rachel Lucks led the attack with three kills. Dilyn Moore had seven assists and four digs, and Madi Johnson had five assists and two digs. Alyssa Gentz had eight digs, Allyson Johnson had five digs, Kamden Swearingen had four digs, and Olivia Darling had three blocks.

Hailey Damon led a balanced Braves’ attack with seven kills. Grace Abele and Alena Krysiak each had six kills. Riann Donoghue had five kills and nine digs, and Kirstin Fisher had nine digs. Mila Gehrlein-Carpenter ran the offense with 19 assists.

Iroquois won the junior varsity match 25-11 and 25-13.

Youngsville is right back on the court Thursday as the Eagles welcome Maplewood.

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