By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | September 26, 2018 | Photo courtesy Charlie Berch
In a rematch of last year's District IV Class AA playoff finals, undefeated rivals North Penn-Liberty and Wellsboro squared off on Tuesday, September 25 at North Penn-Liberty High School.
Coming into the match the Lady Mounties have yet to drop a set while Wellsboro had lost only one set during their 8-game win streak. Liberty kept their streak alive, while ending Wellsboro's, in a 3-0 sweep.
Liberty took the first set 25-22. The second set went into overtime as both teams were tied at 24-24, then 25-25. Wellsboro held a slim 27-26 lead at one point the Lady Mounties came storming back to win 30-28. Liberty then fended off the Lady Hornets 25-20 in the third set to complete the sweep, and end Wellsboro's 8-game winning streak.
For Wellsboro junior Caitlyn Callahan had 14 kills and 14 digs, junior Ryann Adams had 14 digs and 11 points, junior Megan Starkweather had 18 assists and 9 points, and senior Heidi Zuchowski had 6 kills. Sophomore Breighanna Kemp added 8 digs, 7 points, 6 assists and 2 blocks and sophomore Bailey Monks had 3 kills.
For Liberty Brooke Harvey had 10 kills, 18 digs, 2 aces, and 7 points; Charisma Grega had 8 kills, 15 points, and 1 ace; Savannah Doney had 11 points, 2 aces, and 11 digs; Mariah Kshir tallied 4 kills, 5 points, 1 ace, 5 blocks, 10 assists; Maddison Minyo recorded 4 kills, 5 blocks, 4 points; and JoAnne MacNamara had 15 assists, 3 points, and 1 ace.
North Penn-Liberty also won the JV game 2-1 (25-27, 25-17, 15-9) to drop the Lady Hornets to 4-5.
The loss in the Varsity game drops the Lady Hornets' record to 8-1 (6-1 NTL Large School Division). The team will be back in action on Thursday, September 27 at home against Troy.