Lady Hornets sweep Towanda to improve to 2-0

Lady Hornets sweep Towanda to improve to 2-0

By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | September 7, 2018 | Photo courtesy The Home Page Network

The Wellsboro Varsity Volleyball team improved to 2-0 after sweeping Towanda in their home opener on Thursday, September 6.

Wellsboro jumped out to an early 6-0 lead only to have the Lady Knights battle back and get to within a point. Wellsboro began to rally and eventually pulled away for a 25-14 first set win. The second set however belonged to Towanda early, as they managed to take advantage of some Wellsboro miscues and well-timed blocks at the net.

Wellsboro trailed 7-3 early on but began to battle back and eventually took a 15-14 lead a on kill by junior Caitlyn Callahan. From that point on the Lady Hornets allowed just three more points in the set, winning 25-17 to go up 2-0. Wellsboro dominated the third set. After dropping the set's opening point the Lady Hornets went on a 12-2 run to distance themselves from the Lady Knights. The Lady Hornets went on to win the third and final set 25-6 to claim their second straight NTL Large School Division victory.

"We like to come out, prove our point and then sit back and think they can go on autopilot. We're going to fix that," head coach Sharon Zuchowski said. "(Overall) I was pleased with what I saw. Our serving was a little sketchy tonight but we served very well on Tuesday. I just think everybody's beginning and we have things to work on, so that's what we'll do."

Callahan led Wellsboro with 15 kills, 2 blocks, and 8 digs, junior Megan Starkweather had 18 assists, 7 points, 4 aces, and 5 kills, and senior Heidi Zuchowski recorded 6 kills, 18 points, and 4 aces.

Junior Ryann Adams added 10 points and 3 aces to go along with 9 digs and freshman Jordan Judlin had 8 assists.

Wellsboro also won the JV game (25-19, 25-10) to also improve to 2-0.

The win improves the Lady Hornets' record to 2-0 (2-0 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Monday, September 10 as they host Williamsport.

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