Huskies Take Down Big Red

Photo by Joe Catullo Harrison Central’s Shelbie Mitchell bumps the ball as Steubenville’s Taylor Williams looks on.

STEUBENVILLE — Harrison Central was not happy with its performance Monday night at St. Clairsville, a loss in four sets to the Red Devils. The Huskies erased the disappointment of that by coming into Steubenville on Tuesday and sweeping Big Red in impressive fashion.

“We played (Monday) at St. Clairsville and didn’t really show up and play our game completely,” Huskies coach Sarah Hawthorne said. “It was really good to have a turnaround on back-to-back nights and beat these guys, who just beat St. Clairsville last week. We had some new girls we were throwing in and out of there, and we were very happy with how they did. (Steubenville) is a great team as well. They definitely gave us a run for our money.”

Lyndsey Hennis had 16 digs and nine kills for the Huskies (6-3). Sarah Fink had 10 kills, seven digs and two aces. Shelbie Mitchell had 26 assists, two kills, four digs and an ace. Katie Heavilin finished with 17 digs.

“It’s amazing,” Hennis said of sweeping Big Red. “I’m glad we came out and played our game. It felt really good since they beat St. C.”

The first two sets of the match were very tightly contested. Steubenville (3-6) started things off with a 3-0 run, which Harrison Central followed up with a 7-2 run. The sides went back and forth and were tied at 15-15.

Harrison Central started taking over. The Huskies went on another 7-2 run, forcing Big Red to call a timeout, and eventually fended off a late Steubenville rally to take the opening set 25-22.

“It took us a little while to play our game and do everything we wanted to,” Hennis said. “Once we got warmed up, we were ready to go. All the saves and all the hustle points helped a lot.”

Big Red did everything but win the second set. They started off with a 4-0 run and led the majority of the way. Harrison Central battled back to pull even eight times, and every time but the final deadlock Steubenville pulled back ahead. The Huskies pulled even at 24-24 after Big Red, who at one point led 20-15, had gotten one point away from evening the match, and then scored the next two points to pull off the comeback for a 2-0 lead in the match by taking the second set 26-24.

The third set was all Huskies right from the start as they raced out to a commanding 11-1 lead. Big Red battled back and got to within six points at 18-12, but Harrison Central tallied seven of the last eight and finished on a 6-0 run to complete the sweep with a 25-13 third set victory.

For Big Red, Anna Taylor had 12 points, three kills and six digs. Sidney Snider had eight points, three kills and three blocks. Leah Ferguson registered eight points with 11 assists and four digs. Jaliyah Hubbard finished with six points, seven kills and four digs.

Paden City d. Cameron

25-16, 25-12

Paden City d. Trinity

20-25, 25-10, 25-18

Trinity d. Cameron

25-14, 25-18

PADEN CITY–The Wildcats swept a tri-match at Cameron over the Dragons and Trinity.

Aubrey Neff tallied 10 points and 14 assists over Cameron and teammate Mallory Yeater turned in 11 points, 11 assists and five kills in the win.

In a three-set win over Trinity, Jenna Ferrebee tallied nine points and 14 kills, Hope Weber recorded eight points and 19 kills and Katrina Heasley added 11 points for Paden City (7-1).

Cameron was led by Kelsie Meintel with three kills.

Monroe Central d.

Union Local

25-14, 25-17, 25-23

WOODSFIELD–Elaina Swallow handed out 20 assists and tallied 22 points to lead Monroe Central past the visiting Jets.

McKinzey Dierkes recorded 15 kills, Marlee Miller supplied six blocks and seven kills and Shyla Schneider added seven points in the win.

Union Local was led by Alexis Logan’s five kills and Casey Kildow’s eight assists.

Tyler Consolidated d. Parkersburg Catholic

25-14, 15-25, 25-12, 25-9

SISTERSVILLE–Josey Jones accounted for nine kills, 11 points, 12 digs and four aces as the Silver Knights rolled past visiting Parkersburg Catholic.

JoLee Walton dished out 38 assists, along with 12 points and six digs, Emily Lancaster tallied 11 kills and six blocks and Alexa Johnson added 10 kills for Tyler Consolidated (7-2).

Magnolia d. Madonna

25-15, 25-16, 26-28, 25-14

NEW MARTINSVILLE–Ashley Kelly paced the Blue Eagles with 20 points, five aces and seven kills and Magnolia defeated visiting Madonna.

Kyndra Pilant turned in five points and 17 kills in the win, while Kennedy Parsons delivered 10 points and Via Anderson and Kayna Anderson each gathered 15 digs.

Barnesville d. Bridgeport

25-18, 25-27, 25-20, 25-10

BRIDGEPORT–Lauren Neer delivered 26 assists and 11 points and Kamden Dulesky added 23 digs, 12 kills and 11 points but it wasn’t enough, as Bridgeport fell to visiting Barnesville.

River d. Valley

25-17, 25-13, 25-15

PINE GROVE–Allison Bennett provided 19 points, nine aces and 22 assists and Lauren Flannery added eight points, five aces, six kills and four digs as River upended Valley in straight sets.