GUYS MILLS, Pa. – In a showdown of two of the best volleyball teams in District 10, Warren rallied to beat Maplewood, 3-2 (9-25, 25-20, 19-25, 26-24, 15-10) at Maplewood.
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The match changed in the fourth set when Warren rallied from a 20-17 deficit to take the set in extra points forcing the deciding fifth set.
A 7-2 run by the Dragons gave them a 24-22 lead with the lead initially taken on a block/kill by Kylie Fehlman.
But Maplewood scored two in a row to tie it at 24 before a Lindsay Madigan kill was followed by a Madison O’Hara hitting error for Maplewood to give Warren the 26-24 victory.
In the fifth set, Maplewood took an 8-7 lead on a Madison O’Hara ace only to watch Warren end the set on an 8-2 run that featured a 5-0 spurt to start with Fehlman recording a pair of kills.
Then, after Maplewood got back within three at 12-9, Maddy Jones took over with three kills to win the set and the match for the Dragons.
Jones had six of her 11 kills in the fifth set and also added nine digs and two aces.
Fehlman led Warren with a match-high 21 kills to go with five blocks. She was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Match and talked about the victory on the Cole Orthodontic Associates postgame interview.
Madelyn Nosel also helped the Dragon offense with eight kills which is also the number of kills Alexia Bowers had. Bowers added seven digs.
Summer Lucks was a stalwart on defense for the Class 3A Dragons with 33 digs and also added four set assists and two aces.
Madigan ran the offense for Warren with 40 set assists and contributed 14 digs, four aces, and two kills.
Maplewood, the reigning PIAA Class 1A champion, got 19 kills from Elizabeth Hunter who also added two blocks. Savannah O’Hara chipped in nine kills, while Bree Neely had 22 digs and five kills, and Lexy Potosky 20 digs.
Maggie Means ran the offense for the Tigers with 37 set assists and added 11 digs and seven kills.
Warren moved to 7-1 with the win while Maplewood fell to 8-2 with both losses coming to D10 3A powerhouses with the other being a 3-1 loss to Meadville.