WARREN, Pa. – After a tough week on the road, Warren volleyball returned to the friendly confines of Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium Tuesday and picked up a 3-0 win over Cathedral Prep.
The Dragons (10-2 overall, 4-1 Region 5) had to pull away in the first two sets, then led start-to-finish in the third for a 25-15, 25-18, and 25-12 win over the Ramblers (3-12, 1-4).
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“I think we ran our offense really well,” Warren’s Alexia Bowers said. “We definitely stepped up tonight. I thought it went really well.”
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Warren jumped out to a 5-2 lead to start the first set, but Cathedral Prep battled back to get within a point at 8-7. The Dragons methodically built a 17-13 advantage, then closed the set with an 8-2 run for the 25-15 win.
Cathedral Prep got the early advantage in the second set as the Ramblers built a 7-3 lead. Warren responded with a 6-0 run to go up 9-7. The Ramblers tied the set again at 11-11 but were unable to retake the lead. Again, the Dragons methodically pulled away for the 25-18 win.
The Dragons controlled the third set right from the start, getting out to a 7-3 advantage and never leading by less than four points the rest of the way in a 25-12 win.
Jenna Wagner led the Ramblers’ offense with five kills. Cecelia Campbell had 15 set assists. Hailey Sliker had nine digs and Nikole McLallen had six digs.
Bowers finished with seven kills and three aces to earn Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match honors. Maddy Jones led Warren’s attack with nine kills. Carly Beers had eight kills and two aces, Kylie Fehlman had four kills and two blocks, and Kirsten Johnson had three kills and five aces.
“It’s awesome, honestly, the great work effort everyone’s put in,” Bowers said of Warren’s balanced offense. “It makes us all able to hit.”
Lindsay Madigan ran the offense with 31 set assists and served five aces. Summer Lucks had 19 digs.
Warren swept the junior varsity match, 25-13 and 25-13.
Lily Walker had 10 aces and 3 digs, Sophie Walker had 3 aces and 5 digs, Elissa Errett had 5 assists, Delaney Wright had 3 aces and 8 assists, Maddie Nosel had 5 kills, and Lilly Newton had 6 kills and 1 block.
The Dragons are back on the road Thursday for a key Region 5 match against Conneaut (9-0, 5-0).