Mt. View sweep stuns Raiders

Thursday night was sweep night in Lackawanna League Volleyball action as all matches were decided 3-0, but none more surprising than the improving Lady Eagles stunning second-place Blue Ridge.
Mountain View took the first set 25-21 and never looked back – adding wins in sets two and three by scores of 25-22 and 25-19.
Tasha Shay led the way with 12 assists and Rachel Gerfin and Maddie Williams owned the net with five kills each. Makenzie Cook paced Blue Ridge with four kills and five digs.
“We just played well and limited our mistakes,” Mountain View Coach Dave Breese said. “A couple games ago we had 25 serving errors, this game we had four or five.”
Kelsey Rumola and Isabelle Keating led the Eagles’ service points and Gerfin impacted the game at the net.
“Gerfin impacted the game immensely,” said Breese. “She’s so tall and starting to hit some and is just improving every game.”
Susquehanna strolled into Tunnel Hill and swept the Lackawanna Trail Lady Lions behind Chloe Tinklepaugh’s 22 service points and 10 assists.
After winning the opening set 25-17, the Lady Sabers staved off a tenacious second set effort from Trail to prevail 27-25. Susquehanna rode that momentum into set three and won easily 25-8.
Bethany Maby aided the cause with 13 assists and eight service points and McKenzie Rhone patrolled the nets with 11 kills.
Upstart Montrose traveled to Dunmore to take on the league-leading Lady Bucks. The Lady Meteors challenged in the first set before dropping the game 25-20. Dunmore rolled from there winning the last two games easily 25-15 and 25-14.
Ally Stanley and Kayden Rowe combined for nine digs and Macey Porter had three kills for the Lady Meteors.
Elk Lake was swept by Abington Heights on its home floor. The Lady Warriors hung with the Lady Comets in the first game falling 25-21, but Abington used the momentum and crushed Elk Lake 25-6 and 25-8 the final two games. Kelsey Day led the Warriors with four service points and four kills.
Tuesday night found the best match in the league at Forest City as the Lady Foresters hosted Susquehanna.
The Lady Sabers defeated their hosts 3-2 as Tinklepaugh had another solid game with 16 points, including five aces, 22 digs and six kills. Rhone chipped in with 20 digs, 10 kills, and five blocks while Bethany Burns added 14 points (5 aces), eight kills and six blocks.
Forest City was led by Jordan Coles who had 23 points to go along with six kills, and Natalie Lipko who recorded 32 points. Brooke Staple had 15 points and seven assists, and Summer Wade chipped in with 11 points and six kills.
Dunmore secured Coach Sue Dempsey’s 200th career win as the Lady Bucks hosted Mountain View. Lydia Meade had 11 points to lead Dunmore to the sweep of the Lady Eagles.
Mountain View was led by Gerfin and Rumola who each had three kills.
Blue Ridge swept Lackawanna Trail behind Katie White’s 20 points of which 10 were aces. Karly Gudykunst added 12 points and Hunter Heeman had eight kills.
Montrose swept Elk Lake 3-0 behind Jessie Fassler’s 16 assists and Kayden Rowe’s 11 points, including five aces.
Olivia Ball had five kills and Day had 4 aces to lead Elk Lake.

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