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Tigers claw Potters in 4

September 5, 2012
Salem News

WELLSVILLE - The Tigers held home court on Tuesday against the rival Potters in four games.

Wellsville remained unbeaten on the early season at 3-0 with a 25-20, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14 victory over East Liverpool.

The loss drops the Potters to 3-2 on the year.

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Wellsville's Angelica Scarabino gets ready to serve on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Jimmy Joe Savage)

"There were some good things and some bad things,"?East Liverpool coach Bob Shansky said. "It seemed like we just couldn't put up a block tonight. We couldn't stop their hitters."

Wellsville coach Dan McKinstry felt much the same as Shansky with a mixed reaction to the win.

"I wasn't real happy with our defense in the first game," he said. "We hit the ball pretty well and got a number of swings in.

"We're a work in progress. Our kids played hard and with controlled emotion. It was a nice win. We'll take it and learn from it."

The victory was No. 601 in the career of McKinstry who picked up the milestone win last week against Southern Local.

For the Tigers, Shayna Hamilton finished with 49 assists, while Maleya Fultz added three aces and 12 kills.

Sarah Skinner had four kills and seven blocks, and McKenna Pierson had two aces, 11 kills and three blocks.

Jayla Martin finished with 19 kills, while Brittany Clendenning added five kills and three blocks.

Angelica Scarabino had two aces and 19 digs.

For East Liverpool, Kyle Golden finished with 11 points, while Taylor Jordan added 43 attacks, 26 kills and 10 assists.

Morgan Campbell had 25 attacks and 16 kills, and Jordyn Adkins had 78 sets and 29 assists.

In reserve action, Wellsville won, 25-20, 25-8.

The Tigers (2-1) were led by Mystic Beatty (8 assists), Ashley Bennett (5 aces) and Rachel Drysdale (6 kills, 2 blocks).

The Potters (0-5) were paced by Madison White (7 points, 6 assists) and Taylor Ward (6 kills).

 
 

 

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