FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT/D9) — The Keystone volleyball team downed Titusville, Cranberry and Karns City in the finals to capture the championship at the Franklin Tournament Saturday.
Just to get to the finals, the Panthers had to run a gauntlet.
Keystone bested Oil City, Venango Catholic and Franklin 2-0 before splitting two sets with Mercer to grab the No. 1 seed in the championship round.
(Pictured, front row from left: Sydney Bell, Natalie Bowser, Kennedy Kaye and Leah Exley. Back row, from left: Gabby Wolbert, Emma Gruber, Bryanna Mong, Jozee Weaver and Regan Mays. Absent from the team were Cam Peters, Alyssa Weaver and Audrey Burrows.)
A-C Valley 3, Sheffield 2 — Lexi Ruckdeschel had a huge match with 14 kills and 16 digs as the Falcons won 15-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12.
Meah Ielase Alison came up big for A-C Valley with 14 service points, nine kills and 14 digs.
Jenna Stefanacci added nine service points and 20 assists; Keira McVay 10 service points and six assists; Mackenzie Parks nine service points and nine digs; and Bella Ielase 12 digs.
McKenna Martin was at it again.
The junior forward scored five more goals as Karns City rolled to an 8-1 win over Hickory.
Emma Dailey added two goals and four more assists and Taylor Miller also found the net for the Gremlins (3-1).
Ally Fennell had two assists and Sarah Dodd also assisted in a goal for Karns City, which hosts Clarion at 7 p.m. Monday.