Warren's Kirsten Johnson. File photo by Brian Hagberg.

Warren Sweeps Mercyhurst Prep; Youngsville Falls at Cambridge Springs

September 13, 2022

ERIE, Pa. – Warren volleyball continued its hot start to the season with a road sweep at Mercyhurst Prep on Tuesday.

Another balanced offensive attack led the Dragons to a 25-13, 25-20, and 25-13 win over the Lakers.

Maddy Jones and Kirsten Johnson led the way with nine kills each. Kylie Fehlman had six kills and two blocks, and Carly Beers had five kills, four aces, and eight digs.

Lindsay Madigan ran the offense with 29 assists and Summer Lucks had 15 digs.

Warren won the junior varsity match 25-15, 25-13.

Maddie Nosel had 6 kills and 4 digs, Lilly Newton had 5 kills, and Tori Solberg had two kills. Elissa Errett had 4 assists, while Delaney Wright had five assists, Sophie Walker had seven aces and three digs, and Kayla Fultz had 2 aces. Lauren Fajbik had 2 aces and a kill, and Lily Walker had 4 aces and 2 digs.

Warren is back on the road on Thursday for a clash with the reigning PIAA Class 1A champion, and undefeated, Clarion. That match will be live streamed on the YDL Sports Network.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – An undermanned Youngsville squad played “one of the best games these girls have played” but came up short in a 3-0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-13) loss at Cambridge Springs.

The Eagles were down four varsity players due to illness, and despite valiant efforts by the remaining players, were unable to come away with their first win of the season.

“Senior Lilly Clough and freshman Rachael Lucks stepped up and played in new roles, Lucks made some mistakes but that comes with age,” Youngsville coach Hannah Bulard said. “We have a couple of talented freshmen that we have to play through those mistakes. Olivia Darling had an amazing defensive game at the net.”

Darling finished with five kills, two digs, and two blocks. Kamden Swearingen had four kills, and Madi Johnson had four assists. Alyssa Gentz had nine digs, and Allyson Johnson had five digs. Dilyn Moore had nine assists, two digs, and two blocks.

Though not the result they were hoping for, Bulard was pleased with the effort her team put forth.

“Things are starting to fall together for this team and I hope they can see it, they have so much potential we just need to play at a higher level,” Bulard said. “Game two was one of the best games these girls have played and in game three we just had too many unforced errors. If we play tomorrow night the way we did tonight I have no doubt we can walk away with our first win of the season.”

Cambridge Springs won the junior varsity match, 25-9, 25-9.

Youngsville welcomes Iroquois to the Eagle’s Nest on Wednesday.

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