WVHS Spikers Fall in Finale
The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team fell one win short of qualifying for the District Four playoffs with a 3-2 loss at Wellsboro on Oct. 26.
In their regular-season finale, the Lady Rams rallied twice against Wellsboro in an effort to win their eighth match of the year and a spot in the Class A post-season tournament.
Wellsboro jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a 25-18 first-game win. Wyalusing answered, taking the second game, 25-19. In the third game, Wellsboro edged the Lady Rams, 25-22. Wyalusing outlasted Wellsboro, 26-24, to win the fourth game. Wellsboro closed out the match with a 15-6 win.
Wyalusing senior Erin Dean-Swank closed out her career with 15 kills, 12 points, four digs and three blocks.
Elesha Schulze, also a senior, had 13 points, 17 digs, seven kills and four blocks.
Laci Holdren, another senior, made 14 digs and served 11 points, while adding four kills and a pair of blocks.
Erika Huffman dished out 17 assists to go with seven digs, six points, five kills and a block.
Jessica Carr made five kills, three points, a block and nine digs. JoAnna McGee added three digs, blocks and kills. Veronica Morrison also had three blocks and three kills to go with five points and four digs. Christina Hons handed out six assists and had five digs. Cassie Nedley had five digs.
For Wellsboro, Hannah Zuchowski dominated at the net with 39 kills to go with 17 digs. Tarah Doty served up 22 points. Marsissa Cornell handed out 20 assists as did Mackenzie Marple, who also had 13 points and four aces. Erika Wilson made 20 digs.
Wellsboro also won the junior varsity game, 2-0 (25-19, 25-18).
Delana Szemple had four points, four digs and three kills for Wyalusing, which ended the year with a 4-12 record. Mackenzie Krewson had four digs. Keon Copp had six digs and three points. Sarah LaFrance added five digs, two points and a kill. Danielle Salsman had three points, two aces and an assist. Adrianna Vaskas had four digs and two kills. Bailey Smith added two points, three digs and a kill. Jessica Cantale had three digs, two points and a kill. Madison Eberlin had four assists and a kill.