The Derry Area girls’ volleyball defeated host Greater Latrobe, 3-1, during an exhibition battle between backyard rivals on Monday.
Greater Latrobe won the first game, 25-21, but Derry Area took the final three. The Lady Trojans won the next two by identical two-point margins, 25-23, before closing out the match with a 25-18 victory.
Kamryn Kelly led the Lady Trojans with 10 kills while Rylee Ellis followed, one back with nine. Hannah Wedow tallied five kills, and Sarah Aukerman four.
Kelly and Hayley Trice led the Lady Trojans defensively with eight digs each while Aukerman contributed seven digs. Trice dished out 33 assists and Ellis had four blocks.
Sydney Quinn led GL (4-7 overall) with seven kills while Lauren Cammerata and Anna Rafferty each scored five. Sadie Wetzel and Sarah Vasinko both had four kills while Emma Fenton had three kills and a team-best two blocks.
Abby Rullo and Lily Fenton produced 19 combined assists while Skylar Shank led Greater Latrobe defensively with 11 digs. Emma Fenton recorded seven digs, Lily Fenton had five and Abby Rullo four digs.
Greater Latrobe swept the junior varsity match 25-22 and 25-18.
Maya Krehlik set the bar for Greater Latrobe on offense with five kills. Lily Fenton tallied three kills while Emma Blair and Riley Quinn produced two each.
Lily Fenton and Shallyn Shank distributed 11 total assists. Bailey Watson, Maya Krehlik and Lily Fenton all posted three digs.
Sasha Whitfield led the Lady Trojans with four kills, while Tianna Moracco followed with three. Hannah Ruffner also posted two kills.
Faith Shean led DA defensively with seven digs, and Megan Baker distributed 12 assists.
Derry Area is at Valley while Greater Latrobe is home against Plum, both today. The Lady Wildcats will honor seniors, Quinn, Vasinko, Cammerata, Carlin Johns, Sadie Wetzel, Rullo, Shank, Ainsley Novotny and Katelin Templeton.
Also on Monday, Marion Center rallied to defeat the Ligonier Valley girls volleyball team in the maximum five games, 3-2, in District 6 Heritage Conference action.
Ligonier Valley (6-5) took a 2-0 lead, after victories of 25-14 and 25-20, but Marion Center (2-10) avoided the sweep and battled back.
The Lady Stingers rattled off consecutive wins of 25-17 and 25-22 to even the score and force a deciding fifth set. MC posted the match victory with a 15-11 win.
Kailey Johnston and Jenna Moore both had nine kills to lead LV. Moore also recorded six blocks for the Lady Rams. Bella Vargulish had 11 service points, with an ace, and Lexie Smith 10 points.
Marion Center also won the junior varsity match in the maximum three games. The Lady Stingers won the first game, 25-16, while Ligonier Valley took the second, 25-23. Marion Center won the final game, 15-2.
Ruby Wallace had seven points, with three aces to lead Ligonier Valley. Taylor Meier put up six points with three aces, while Sarah Sheeder tallied five points and three aces.
Meier led the Lady Rams with three kills while Liz Crissman contributed two kills and two blocks.
Ligonier Valley will host United on Wednesday.