McConnellsburg 3, Berlin 2
Monday evenings’s quarterfi- nal match against Berlin was drawn out to a total of five sets before McConnellsburg won by the ending score of 3-2. Dominating the court, A’Leese Dickerson rallied for 30 kills, four block kills and 13 digs. Lisa DeShong managed 50 assists and 18 digs, and Valerie Green added 16 digs. Emily Watkins rounded out the District 5-A match with 19 kills. The win will advance the number four-ranked Lady Spartans to the semifinal against North Star.
West Branch 3,
Ranked number two in the state in Class A, West Branch rolled on to a 3-0 victory over the McConnellsburg Spartans Saturday during the ICC Championship match. A’Leese Dickerson led her Spartan teammates with 17 kills, four blocks and seven digs. Emily Watkins added five kills and seven digs, and Lisa DeShong followed with 23 kill assists and 23 digs.
Everett 3, McConnellsburg 1
McConnellsburg only clinched one set last Tuesday during a disappointing 3-1 Sideling Hill League loss to the Everett Warriors. A’Leese Dickerson totalled 24 kills, four blocks and nine digs, while Lisa DeShong contributed 27 assists and eight digs. Valerie Green posted 15 digs and four aces, while Emily Watkins had eight aces and 17 digs. Courtney DeShong finished with nine digs.
Southern Fulton 0
Fannett-Metal ran away with a 3-0 Sideling Hill League victory last Tuesday, with Southern Fulton Indian Rachel Norris leading her teammates with 10 digs. Kristen Miller had four service points and one ace, while Macey Brown finished with three kills. Cierra Covalt dished out four assists.
McConnellsburg picked up a win last Thursday, clinching three consecutive sets over the Fannett-Metal Tigers. Lisa DeShong tallied 33 kill assists and nine digs for the Lady Spartans, who also received 22 kills, eight digs and five aces from fellow senior A’Leese Dickerson. Courtney DeShong added 12 digs and eight aces, while Emily Watkins had eight kills and five aces.
Chestnut Ridge 3,
Southern Fulton 0
Southern Fulton’s final match of the 2009 season ended in a disappointing 3-0 to league champions Chestnut Ridge. Rachel Norris racked up 12 digs, and Cierra Covalt had three assists. Brittany Strait and Jenna Ritz posted three services and two kills, respectively.