WHS girls knock off Cedar Crest, 3-1

By on September 13, 2017
Warwick’s Cassi Sellers spikes the ball over the net in the Lady Warriors’ win over McCaskey last Thursday. Photo by Steve Heydt

Warwick’s Cassi Sellers spikes the ball over the net in the Lady Warriors’ win over McCaskey last Thursday. Photo by Steve Heydt


Showdown set with Hempfield

The Warwick girls volleyball team got an early-season boost of confidence last Saturday.

Competing in the Garden Spot Tournament, they took a set from the number one-ranked team in the State, knocking off Bishop Shanahan 25-17.

“We came out and just played amazing,” Warwick coach Brad Glouner remarked.

On Tuesday night, the Lady Warriors carried their momentum into Cedar Crest, where they improved to 2-0 in Section One with a 3-1 win in Cornwall.

McKenzie Cossette had a team-high 10 kills and Maddy Glouner added four blocks, as the Warwick girls prevailed 25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17.

That set the table for a key showdown with unbeaten Hempfield (2-0 L-L) on Thursday in Lititz.

“It’s our energy level and our focus (that are key),” Glouner said. “If we have energy up and we’re focused on what we need to do, we’re pretty solid.”

Setter Olivia Gregory handed out 37 assists and Rachall Adams served up three aces.

Hailey Miller stepped up big on defense, leading the way with 37 digs.

“I would say defensively, we made some nice plays that that kinda kept rallies going,” Glouner remarked.

That was important, given that the Warwick girls committed 27 unforced errors in four sets.

“Way too many unforced errors,” Glouner said.

Last Saturday, the Warwick girls were 4-4 in pool play, placing in a tie for second with Archbishop Carroll, the fifth-ranked team in the State. Unfortunately, Warwick fell to the Patriots in a one-game tiebreaker for the right to go to the playoffs.

“Not a bad day,” Glouner said. “We have stuff to work on we did work on some stuff (Monday) and we’ve got a big practice (Wednesday) to get ready for Hempfield at home. We should have a good crowd, so it should be fun.”

The Lady Warriors had fun on Saturday with their 25-17 win over Bishop Shanahan. Even after dropping the second set 25-17 to the Lady Eagles, they went on to claim two games from Delone Catholic, who was earlier ranked third in the State in Double-A. They also split with Southern Lehigh by scores of 25-19, 24-26.

“We played well at times — just inconsistent,” Glouner said. “That’s going to be our thing all season. We need to be consistent.”

Last Thursday, the Warwick girls opened their season with a 3-0 shutout of McCaskey. winning 25-7, 25-15, 25-11, in Lititz.

Glouner and Cossette each had five kills, Gregory had seven kills and 17 assists, and Miller finished with six digs.



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