SMETHPORT, Pa. – Behind the play of Katie Treat and Abbey Woodard, eighth-seeded Smethport moved into the District 9 1A volleyball quarterfinals with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 28-26) win over visiting Curwensville, the ninth seed.
(Ally Easton of Coudersport gets an attempt past the block of Ridgway’s Emily Fullem (7) during the Lady Falcons 3-0 win over the Lady Elkers in the D9 1A first round Tuesday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)
Treat led the Lady Hubbers (11-6) with 20 kills, seven digs, seven aces and two blocks, while Woodard added 14 kills, five digs, two blocks, two aces and a set assist.
Faith Button led a strong defensive effort from Smethport with 16 digs, while Emily Treat added four kills and an ace.
Meagan DeLuca ran the offense with 23 set assists and a kill.
Smethport will face top-seeded Elk County Catholic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at ECC.
(4) OTTO-ELDRED 3, (13) PORT ALLEGANY 0
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Thanks to 10 kills, six blocks and four aces from Camryn Thomas, fourth-seeded Otto-Eldred rolled to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-16) win over 13th seeded and visiting Port Allegany in the opening round of the District 9 Class 1A volleyball playoffs.
Ali Cousins added five kills, nine digs and four aces for the Lady Terrors (19-2), who will host Coudersport at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals, while Harlee Van Scoter chipped in three kills and five blocks.
Emily Smith led the Otto offense with 27 set assists.
Port Allegany (8-9) got four kills from Hannah Lathrop, 10 digs from Morgan Greeley and 12 set assists from Mira Terrette.
(5) COUDERSPORT 3, (12) RIDGWAY 0
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Thanks to eight kills and four aces from Kiara Perkins, fifth-seeded Coudersport beat 12th-seeded Ridgway, 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-8) in the opening round of the District 9 Class 1A girls’ volleyball playoffs at Coudy.
Haley Keck ran the offense for the Lady Falcons (17-2) with 27 set assists while also recording four aces.
Ridgway finishes the season 8-9 while Coudersport takes on fourth-seeded Otto-Eldred, a 3-0 winner over Port Allegany, in the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Otto. The Lady Terrors are responsible for both of Coudersport’s losses this season.
(6) NORTH CLARION 3, (11) UNION 1
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Tori Obenrader had 20 kills, four digs and two aces, as sixth-seeded North Clarion beat 11th-seeded Union, 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-13, 25-20) in the opening round of the District 9 Class 1A volleyball playoffs at North Clarion.
Cassie Wagner added 10 kills, five digs and two blocks for the She-Wolves (12-3), while Abby Karg chipped in five kills and five digs and Makenzie Bauer three digs.
Taylor Adams and Frankee Remmick both had strong matches for Union (9-8).
Adams had 15 kills, while Remmick had a kills/digs double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs. Marli Hawk added six digs and two aces, and Hannah Atzeni ran the offense with 29 set assists.
North Clarion will travel to third-seeded A-C Valley for a 6:30 p.m. quarterfinal game Thursday.
(10) JOHNSONBURG 3, (7) CRANBERRY 2
SENECA, Pa. – Tenth-seeded Johnsonburg rallied from a 2-1 deficit to pull the mild upset over seventh-seeded Cranberry, 3-2 (17-25, 28-26, 21-25, 25-17, 15-8), on the Berries home court.
Nicole Myers, Jensen Furlong and Skylar Sherry combined for 42 kills for the Ramettes (9-8), the lone road to get a win Tuesday.
Myers led the way with 16 kills, while Furlong had 14 kills and Sherry 13 kills and six digs.
Brianna Quiggle led a strong defensive effort for Johnsonburg with 25 digs, while Haylee Cherry added seven digs and two aces while serving out the last seven points of the match including both aces.
Emily Cardoni (13 set assists), Emily Dillinger (8 set assists) and Rylee Casilio (15 set assists) ran the offense.
Lauren Conkle led Cranberry (10-7) with 10 kills and six blocks. Malliah Schreck added nine kills and 15 digs, while Natalie Barcinas had five kills and 16 digs and Bree Swartzfager three kills and 15 digs.
Ellie Kahle paced the Cranberry defense with 38 digs, and Erin Merryman had an assists/digs double-double with 22 set assists and 11 digs.
Johnsonburg will take on second-seeded Clarion, the six-time defending champion, in the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Clarion.