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Top Four Seeds Advance to D9 1A VB Semifinals; Bradford to Play for D9 3A Title

Oct. 29 District 9 playoff volleyball recaps.

(Photo: KK Girvin digs a ball during Clarion’s 3-0 win over Otto-Eldred Tuesday. Photo by Kim Constantino)

CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS

CLARION 3, OTTO-ELDRED 0

CLARION, Pa. – Korrin Burns led a team-wide offensive effort with 13 kills while adding nine digs and five aces, as second-seeded Clarion swept past seventh-seeded and visiting Otto-Eldred, 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-9), and into the District 9 Class 1A semifinals.

Relisten to the match:

Kait Constantino added eight kills, eight digs and six aces for the Lady Cats, who will host third-seeded A-C Valley in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, while Maddie Schill added five kills, two blocks, and five aces and was named the Hager Paving Player of the Match.

Schill talked about the victory.

Also for Clarion, Aryana Girvin contributed five kills while Brenna Campbell ran the offense with 26 set assists while adding an ace.

As a team, Clarion had 18 aces.

Reilly Raught paced Otto-Eldred with five kills, five digs and two blocks with Haley Cousins adding two kills and seven digs. Jadelyn Spinney one ace and eight digs and Mackenzie Wilcox five digs.

Emmalee Sheeler ran the offense for the Lady Terrors with seven set assists and added two aces, a block and a dig.

Photo of Maddie Schill

CRANBERRY 3, OSWAYO VALLEY 0

SENECA, Pa. – Ava Ferringer racked up 17 kills to lead fourth-seeded Cranberry into the District 9 Class 1A volleyball semifinals with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-17) win over visiting and fifth-seeded Oswayo Valley.

Photo of Ava Ferringer of Cranberry. Photo by Renee Snyder

Emily Duncan ran the offense for the Berries with 30 set assists, while Maria Anderson added seven kills and Abby Hanna five kills. Kaylie Bruce served well and chipped in four aces for the Cranberry, which will face top-seeded Elk County Catholic in the semifinals Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at ECC.

Jadyn Brabham paced Oswayo Valley with eight kills, five digs, four blocks and two aces with Macy West adding five kills, five blocks and a dig and Avaree Kellert five kills.

A-C VALLEY 3, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0

FOXBURG, Pa. – Mia Sherman recorded 11 kills, five aces and a set assists to lead third-seeded A-C Valley to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-16) win over visiting and 11th-seeded DuBois Central Catholic in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals.

Meah Ielase added seven kills for the Lady Falcons, who will face rival Clarion in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m.

Also for A-C Valley, Andrea Meals chipped in six kills, while Rachel Cullen had six digs.

Tarra Stefanacci (17 set assists) and Emily Wetzel (16 set assists) ran the offense for the Lady Falcons with Wetzel also adding four kills and five aces and Stefanacci chipping in with a kill.

Hannah Holdren paced DCC with four kills with Jordan Kosko adding three kills. Maia Cogley had 13 set assists.

Photo of A-C Valley volleyball. Photo by Tab Wetzel

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, JOHNSONBURG 2

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Top-seeded Elk County Catholic had to rally from a 2-1 deficit to stave off an upset attempt by eighth-seeded and rival Johnsonburg in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals with the Lady Crusaders prevailing 3-2 (24-26, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 15-10) over the visiting Ramettes.

Taylor Newton led the way for ECC with 29 ills with Julia Aikens adding 12 kills.

ECC’s Taylor Newton. Photo by Howie Dittman

Also for the Lady Crusaders, Brooke Bauer had five kills and two blocks and Madyson Dellaquila added four kills and three blocks.

Ellie Fledderman ran the ECC offense with 42 set assists.

The Lady Crusaders will host fourth-seeded Cranberry in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jenna Morgan led Johnsonburg with 17 kills with Emma King adding 14 kills, Alaina Sherry 12 kills and Kenzie Sallack nine kills.

Hailey Zimmerman ran the offense for the Ramettes with over 40 set assists, and head coach Bill Shuey praised Hailey Cherry’s great defense.

CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS

BRADFORD 3, PUNXSUTAWNEY 2

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Erica Marshall recorded 10 kills to lead third-seeded Bradford into the District 9 Class 3A volleyball championship match with a 3-2 (14-25, 25-19, 13-25, 25-13, 15-13) come-from-behind win at second-seeded Punxsutawney.

Erica Marshall of Bradford. Photo by Wade Aiken. Photo courtesy of the Bradford Era

Alex Asp added eight kills for the Lady Owls, who will take on DuBois in the title match at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Marys High School, while Alix Ordiway added seven kills.

Laney Kahle ran the Bradford offense with 26 set assists.

Katelyn Griebel had a big match for Punxsutawney with 21 kills, while Elliott Ferrent added 12 kills and four aces.

Grace Hall ran the Lady Chucks offense with 43 set assists.



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