Maplewood's Elizabeth Hunter (20) tries to put the ball over the block of Eisenhower's Kenzie Miller (13) and Caroline Smyth (11). Photo by Steve Younger.

Knights Fall in Four at Cambridge Springs; Eagles Swept by Cochranton

September 14, 2023

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Eisenhower took the first set but dropped the final three sets in a 3-1 (20-25, 25-10, 25-19, 25-10) loss at Cambridge Springs.

Lainey Font served 13 straight points, including five aces, at one point for the Knights. Kenzie Miller had three aces to go along with three kills and two blocks.

Caroline Smyth had seven blocks and five kills. Carley Christianson had four blocks and five kills.

“Alanna Byrd played as a setter for the first time at the varsity level and had a solid game,” Eisenhower coach Lori Pascuzzi said.


YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Cochranton served its way to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-13) Region 2 sweep at Youngsville.

Rewatch the match:

The Cardinals got 21 combined aces from Maggie Jackson, Dani Hoffman, and Macie Williams (each had seven). They also got a big game at the net from Brooklyn Needler who had 12 kills on her way to earning Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match honors.

“I know it (the loss to North East on Wednesday) left a bad taste in all our mouths to lose in three,” Needler said in her Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview. “It’s nice to catch a win tonight.”

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“We played well tonight under the circumstances,” Youngsville coach Hannah Bulard said. “Their serves just killed us. We haven’t played against any teams that serve like they do yet.”

Claire McCartney had eight kills. Hoffman had 10 digs, Williams had six digs, and Jackson ran the offense with 26 assists.

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