Freeport Volleyball Ends Redbank Valley’s Season

Chris Rossetti

Chris Rossetti

Published November 7, 2018 5:19 am
Freeport Volleyball Ends Redbank Valley’s Season

DUBOIS, Pa. (D9Sports) — Despite a strong effort from Taylor King, District 9 champion Redbank Valley got swept 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-20) by the WPIAL fourth-place finisher, Freeport, in the PIAA Class 2A first round Tuesday night at DuBois Area High School.

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Relisten to the broadcast of the match.

“They were just a better team than us,” Redbank Valley head coach Matt Darr said of a Freeport squad that went into the WPIAL playoffs as the top seed but was upset in the semifinals. “We can give 20 reason why, but they outplayed us. Coaches say sometimes they lost because they played bad. You play bad because the other team puts you in situations to make you play bad.”

King paced the Lady Bulldogs with 10 kills and a block while Montana Hetrick tallied three kills. Becca Kunselman had an ace and Jordan Milliron and ToriLynne Nelson each had two kills apiece. Redbank Valley was without leading hitter Josey Rupp for a second straight match because of disciplinary reasons.

Ally DeJidas led Freeport with nine kills, two blocks and an ace. MacKensey Jack added eight kills and three aces and Isabella Russo added nine kills.

“It was a great season,” Darr said of his team going 17-2 with the losses coming in match No. 1 and match No. 19. “If you told us at the beginning of the year we’d lose one game in the regular season and win a district title and play the defending state champion, I think all of us would’ve signed up for that right away.”

GIRLS’ SOCCER

VILLA MARIA 5, KARNS CITY 0

CLARION, Pa. — Sarah Fails scored with just four second left in the first half to break a nil-nil tie, and Villa Maria added four second-half goals on its way to a 5-0 rout of District 9 champion Karns City in the PIAA Class 2A first round at Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium.

Fails goal seemed to spark the Victors, who scored twice in the first seven minutes of the second half to put the game away.

First, Abby Grychowski made it 2-0 two minutes into the second half and then three minutes later Kailey Orlando scored to make it 3-0.

Cambrie Longo and Ella Raimondi then added goals late to finish off the scoring.

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