WARREN, Pa. – Warren went toe-to-toe with one of the top volleyball teams in the state on Monday, coming up just short in a 3-2 (25-13, 23-25, 27-29, 25-14, 15-8) decision.
Clarion hasn’t lost in a non-tournament setting since a 3-1 loss to Northern Cambria in the 2019 PIAA Class 1A semifinals and had won 64 consecutive sets (not counting tournaments) dating back to a match against Maplewood on Sept. 23, 2020.
The Dragons, however, came ready to play, rallying from the first set setback to win 25-23 in set two and earn a back-and-forth thriller in the third, 29-27.
Senior Katie Madigan put together another terrific performance for the Dragons with 15 kills and 22 digs, while Halee Mineweaser ran the offense to near perfection to the tune of 30 assists, as well as four blocks.
Five different Lady Dragons – Carly Beers, Ellee Irwin, Kylie Fehlman, Kirsten Johnson and Mineweaser had three kills each.
Clarion’s Korrin Burns had a monster match, notching 40 kills.
YOUNGSVILLE 3, COMMODORE PERRY 1
HADLEY, Pa. – Mandie Irvine had seven kills to help Youngsville to a 3-1 (12-25, 25-11, 25-20, 25-19) road win over Commodore Perry.
Kenzie Olewine served well for the Eagles with 10 aces while adding nine digs, four kills, and four set assists, while Sam Wilhelm chipped in nine digs and two set assists.
Dilyn Moore ran the offense for Youngsville with 20 set assists while adding 12 aces and four kills.