Indians, Bears and Raiders notch volleyball victories
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Sam Klingel wins the girls race in 20:17.
Lehighton, Pleasant Valley and Tamaqua all came up with wins in girls volleyball on Tuesday night.
Lehighton swept its MVC counterpart Eastburg South on the volleyball courts, winning 25-7, 25-12, 25-15.
The Indians were paced by Debra Lobien and her nine digs and nine assists. Lauren McCullion and Jessica Lobien played great defense as well, as they had 21 and 14 digs respectively.
Rachel Inghram chipped in with eight digs, while Madeline Zurn helped out with seven assists and five kills.
Lehighton also won the JV match, 25-19, 25-12.
The Crimson Tide rolled to a 25-16, 25-16, 25-12 Division I victory over the Olympians.
Megan Powers recorded 15 service points, five aces and 19 assists for Pottsville. Olivia Brinich added six service points, two aces and four digs, while Hayley Dunkel had 13 kills and six blocks.
Marissa Cantelmi had 10 assists and Brittany Holland added 24 digs for the Olympians.
Pottsville won the JV match 25-28, 25-13.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Despite losing the first two games, Pleasant Valley bounced back and beat MVC foe Pocono Mt. West in five, 20-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-17, 15-7.
Kayla Dorney led the Bears with 22 kills and 16 digs. Teammate Priya Patel helped out with 29 assists, 14 digs and three aces.
Fellow Bear Breanna Joseph had ten kills and four blocks, while Justine Maresca chipped in with 12 digs and two aces.
Pleasant Valley is now 16-9 overall and 7-2 in the MVC.
Weatherly was blanked at home by Lourdes, losing 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 in Schuylkill League play.
The Lady Wreckers (6-9, 4-7) did play well defensively. Brittany Hinkle led the team with 14 digs, while teammates Sam Strizak and Sara Dolinsky each added 13. Alyssa Kephart had 12 digs and Alicia Panzarella had 11.
Tamaqua swept Pine Grove, 25-22, 25-16, 25-23 in Schuylkill League action.
Sarah Paluck had a strong all-around game for the Raiders with nine kills, six service points, four aces and two digs. Also playing well for Tamaqua were Paige Baddick (20 assists, four service points, two kills); Sarah Lesisko (10 service points, three aces, three kills, two digs); and Tiffany Billman (five service points, six kills, three blocks)
Tamaqua won the JV match, 2-0.
Lehighton-Pocono Mt. East-East Stroudsburg South-East Stroudsburg North-Pocono Mt. West
Lehighton' cross country teams took part in a five-team Mountain Valley Conference meet on Tuesday.
Alli Sabol was the only local to finish in the top ten. She placed sixth on the girls' side with a time of 23:12.
Lehighton did not have five girls running in the meet, therefore they did not post a team score.
ES South 21, Lehighton 35
ES North 25, Lehighton 30
1. M. Manzo (W) 18:07, 2. A. Price (E) 18:22, 3. J. Favini (S) 18:46, 4. K. Wilson (S), 5. J. Spies (E), 6. J. Ayers (E), 7. C. Gleason (E), 8. G. Decker (N ), 9. J. Rigotti (N), 10. D. Transue (E).
1. A. Ross (E) 21:06, 2. J. Schickling (W) 21:19, 3. S. Conklin (E) 21:45, 4. B. Werbell (E), 5. M. Snyder (E), 6. Alli Sabol (L), 7. J. Benjamin (E), 8. S. Donahoe (W), 9. M. Lapp (W), 10. D. Harley (E).
With the rest of the conference in Pocono Summit, Stroudsburg and Pleasant Valley got together for their own cross country meet.
The Mounties took both meets, winning 25-34 on the boys' side and 25-33 on the girls' side.
Although her team lost, Sam Klingel took top honors with a time of 20:17. She was nearly a minute ahead of the second place finisher. Teammate Althea Ross placed third.
Curran Kneebone led the boys with a second place finish. He came in with a time of 17:15. Fellow Bears Evan Makuvek and Dan Rose finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Stroudsburg 25, Pleasant Valley 34
1. M. Pfaeffle (S) 17:00, 2. Curran Kneebone (PV) 17:15, 3. M. Stuart (S) 17:24, 4. Evan Makuvek (PV), 5. Dan Rose (PV), 6. M. Koch (S), 7. M. Valentin (S), 8. T. Shaw (S), 9. K. Osman (S), 10. A. McLynch (S).
Stroudsburg 25, Pleasant Valley 33
1. Sam Klingel (PV) 20:17, 2. T. Strekel (S) 21:12, 3. Althea Ross (PV) 21:18, 4. H Perez (S), 5. S. Myles (S), 6. S. Gardner (S), 7. Kayla Kishbaugh (PV), 8. N. Gilbert (S), 9. L. Joyce (S), 10. Brittany Dunay (PV).
Tamaqua-Pocono Mt. West
Tamaqua posted three singles wins and went on to defeat Pocono Mt. West, 3-2 in non-league tennis play.
Kristina Zwolenik and Cassie Martin each earned straight set victories for the Lady Raiders. Teammate Lauren Androkitis needed three sets to win after losing a second-set tie-breaker.
Tamaqua 3, PM West 2
Kristina Zwolenik (T) def. Gina Romano, 6-3, 6-2; Cassie Martin (T) def. Katelyn Colyer, 6-3, 6-2; Lauren Androkitis (T) def. Karen Laclav, 6-0, 6-7 (1-7), 7-5.
Sarah Henry/Jessica Dziadas (PM) def. Jordan Nowacki/Vanessa Wagner, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-4; Sandra Dziadas/Courtney O'Connell (PM) def. Ally Kurek/Brittany Clouser, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9).
Notre Dame ES-Palmerton
Garrett Scott scored a pair of goals to lead Palmerton to a 3-1 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.
Adam Berger also scored for the Bombers (4-12) while Derek Furry had an assist.
Notre Dame had a slight 23-22 edge in shots, but Bomber goalie Zach Huber came up big with 20 saves.
PM East-Pleasant Valley
Matt Lutz's second half goal gave Pocono Mountain East a 1-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.
East finished with a 12-9 edge in shots. Pleasant Valley goalie Mike Cimino had 10 saves while Josh Lee made seven stops to post the shutout for the Cardinals.
The loss drops the Bears to 11-5-1 overall and 7-3-1 in MVC.
The Blue Raiders lost on the road at Pine Grove, falling 3-0 in Schuylkill League play.
Matt Hoffman scored twice for the Cardinals. Teammate Zach Bloch added the third.
Zach Lakitsky had three saves in goal for Tamaqua. The Cardinals had a 6-4 edge in shots.
Upper Dauphin-Jim Thorpe
Dillion Smith's late goal lifted Jim Thorpe into a 3-3 Schuylkill League tie with Upper Dauphin.
Smith scored a pair of goals, including one with just 9:40 remaining that deadlocked the game. John Mazzella added a goal and an assists for the Olympians. Kyle Bradley and Zack Ligenza added assists.
Upper Dauphin held a 23-8 advantage in shots on goal, but Jim Thorpe goalie Matt McCauley came up with 20 saves.
Lehighton-Pocono Mt. West
The Indians recorded a 5-0 shutout over the Panthers to remain undefeated.
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PM East-Pleasant Valley
Felicia Domenici knocked in the game-winner with just three minutes remaining as Pleasant Valley edged Pocono Mountain East, 2-1, in Mountain Valley Conference action.
Kelsey McGarvey got the assist on Domenici's clutch goal.
Jess Sanbeg scored the Bears' other goal off an assist from Alanna Liptak.
Pleasant Valley held a 12-5 advantage in shots. Jordan Berger made four saves in goal for the Bears (8-6-2 overall, 7-3-1 in the MVC).