YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Youngsville showed plenty of resiliency in a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-14) win over Commodore Perry on Monday.
The win was the second this season for the Lady Eagles over the Lady Panthers.
While Youngsville largely controlled the first and third sets, they found themselves trailing 22-16 in the second. They responded with a 9-1 run to close the set.
Dilyn Moore had a pair of aces in the run and Olivia Darling and Mia Rafalski key kills.
“We switched things up,” said Youngsville coach Hannah Bulard. “We moved Kenzie (Olewine) to libero which she hasn’t been there for a while, since we played Eisenhower. I think it changed the whole tone of the game. They all played together and with good energy.”
In the first set, the score was knotted at 8-8 before the Lady Eagles took control with an 11-4 run. In the surge, Willhelm had two aces.
Willhelm, Olewine and Rafalski talked about the win afterward:
The third set was much of the same, as Commodore Perry jumped out to a 9-6 lead, only to watch as Youngsville went on a 13-2 run. Molly Hellman and Rafalski both had key kills, and Mandi Irvine had a pair of kills during the charge.
For the match, Rafalski and Hellman had six kills each.
Irvine and Darling had four kills each, while Olewine led the defense with 18 digs.
Moore had nine set assists and Rafalski and Willhelm four aces each.
The Lady Eagles return to action Tuesday, hosting Cambridge Springs.