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HS VOLLEY: Western Wayne Slips Past Blue Ridge

October 12, 2018
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HS VOLLEY: Western Wayne Slips Past Blue Ridge

S. CANAAN TWP. — Rebecca Klemovitch seemed to swing harder and harder each chance she got to slam home a winner. More often than not, Blue Ridge could do nothing to prevent the point. Her powerful right arm spiked 18 kills and helped Western Wayne avenge an early-season loss to Blue Ridge, 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-22) on Thursday night in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match. “We played absolutely amazing,” Klemovitch said. “Energy was there. Hustle was there. I couldn’t ask for anything better from this team. Our mindset going in was, we knew Blue Ridge was a great team, but we really wanted this win. “When competition is there, you just always want to win.” Klemovitch, a 5-foot-10 junior, showed off a quick, snapping swing and had forceful smashes in the first game of the sweep. She floored seven kills and sparked a five-point run that made it 18-10 with a block-kill combination. Western Wayne (12-3) finished the game on a six-point run with Sabrina Swoyer serving. Klemovitch had a kill, Swoyer had an ace and Trina Barcarola had one of her four kills for the match. In the second game, Blue Ridge (11-4) seized some early momentum and built a 12-8 advantage on three points from Alyssa Sherwood and two from Karly Gudykunst and held a 14-11 lead after a kill from Katie White. But Western Wayne responded when Sydney Krompasky went on a four-point run that included an ace and two kills from Klemovitch. With the game knotted at 18-18, Klemovitch had three more kills and Swoyer had an ace as the Lady ’Cats pulled ahead, 21-19. Down the stretch, Klemovitch had a kill and finished the game with an ace in a 25-23 win. “It was really just all of us playing well,” Klemovitch said. “We had to have a lot of energy and motivation. Everyone’s head had to be in this game to get the big kills, to get the perfect sets, to get the perfect pass. “Our team showed that we could do that and play really well.” Again, in the third game, Blue Ridge built a lead. Back-to-back kills from Alison Marshman and Hunter Heeman put the Lady Raiders ahead, 11-5. Makenzie Cook helped Blue Ridge take a 16-12 lead with a pair of aces later in the game. “I’m feeling a lot better about our team,” said Blue Ridge coach Lori Zick, citing a 3-0 loss to Mountain View on Oct. 4. “We are a week away from that match and it’s like we are a totally different team. We know we got beat by a good team that was really hitting hard. “We knew all along, since we played them the last time how good they are. I am glad that we played hard and continued to hit hard through the whole match.” Western Wayne responded. Barcarola scored three points in a row that had Klemovitch drill down two more kills off precise sets from Kaeli Romanowski, a freshman who orchestrated the offense with 22 assists. Blue Ridge led, 22-21, when Western Wayne closed out the match with another scoring surge with an unforced error, and three points, including an ace from Krompasky, who had four digs in the match. “I just focused and zoned in and hopefully got my serves over,” Krompasky said. “It was really awesome. Blue Ridge is a really good team and I am really pumped with the way we came out and played and did what we did.” Contact the writer: jbfawcett@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9125; @sportsTT on Twitter Blue Ridge (11-4) 15 23 22 Western Wayne (12-3) 25 25 25 JV: BR, 2-1. Dunmore 3, Forest City 0 At Dunmore, Katherine Hopkins had 10 kills and Antoinette Cantarella had 10 kills, five aces and nine assists to lead the Lady Bucks. Emily Comparetta had seven aces and 10 points for the winners and Lydia Meade had 19 assists and nine points. Faith Ursich had 10 digs for Forest City and Brooke Staple had six digs. Forest City (7-8) 12 12 21 Dunmore (15-0) 25 25 25 JV: DUN, 2-0. Susquehanna 3, Mountain View 1 At Mountain View, Kaylee Landry had five aces, seven kills, eight digs and 11 points to lead Susquehanna. McKenzie Rhone had eight kills, six digs and 10 points for the Lady Sabers and Bethany Maby had 15 assists and nine points. Kelsie Rumola had six kills for Mountain View and Tasha Shay had 16 assists. Susquehanna (10-5) 25 26 18 25 Mountain View (8-7) 21 24 25 20 Abington Heights 3, Montrose 1 At Montrose, Adele Hollander had five aces and 12 digs and Gianna Toth had 28 assists to lead Abington Heights. Victoria Cole had eight kills for the Lady Comets and Sean Sullivan had 10 digs. Grace Aukema had three aces for Montrose and Renee Arnold and Maisie Porter each had 11 digs. Abington Heights (4-11) 26 25 25 25 Montrose (6-9) 28 21 21 17 JV: MON, 2-1. Lackawanna Trail 3, Elk Lake 0 At Elk Lake, Ashtyn Mecca had 12 kills and nine assists to lead Lackawanna Trail. Abby Wilson had four kills for the Lady Lions and Katelin Walton had 13 digs. Anna Comly had four kills for Elk Lake and Kelsie Day had three kills. Lackawanna Trail (2-13) 25 25 25 Elk Lake (0-15) 18 20 22 JV: LT, 2-0. Delaware Valley 3, Berwick 0 At Delaware Valley, Liz Bobo had 10 kills and eight points to lead the Lady Warriors to a Wyoming Valley Conference win. Brooke Acoveno had eight kills and seven points for the winners and Jessica Dardia had 13 points. Berwick (4-8) 14 14 20 Delaware Valley (10-3) 25 25 25 JV: DV, 2-0. North Pocono 3, GAR 0 At GAR, Ava Craig made 10 kills and had four aces, and Kelsey Kline served seven aces and had four kills as North Pocono swept. Madison Opalka, had 17 assists, Alahnna Balbach made six kills and Jill Burke had five digs in the win. North Pocono (7-6) 25 25 25 GAR (3-10) 8 9 14 JV: NP, 2-0

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