SALEM - The Salem volleyball team improved to 3-1 Thursday with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-5 win over East Palestine.
For the Quakers, Maria Shivers had 12 kills along with seven kills from Mackenzie McKee, and Kelly Barley had 32 assists and six aces.
Salem also won 25-16, 25-6 in junior varsity action. Laci Ewing led the Quakers with seven aces and two kills, along with Allee Davidson-Chuck with five kills.
The Quakers host Minerva on Wednesday.
Western Reserve 3, Mineral Ridge 0
BERLIN CENTER-Western Reserve blew past Mineral Ridge 25-10, 25-14, 25-18 in volleyball action Thursday.
Rachel Maslach filled up the stat sheet for the Blue Devils (3-0) with 17 points, 10 kills, 13 digs, 18 assists and two aces.
Also for Western Reserve, Alexis Hughes had 14 points and Aleah Hughes had 19 kills.
Peyton Allen had 10 kills for the Rams.
Western Reserve takes on Wellsville Tuesday.
United 3, Lisbon 1
HANOVERTON-The United volleyball team notched its first win for new coach Don Conser, beating Lisbon 25-20, 26-28, 25-18, 25-19 Thursday.
Logan Daggy led the Eagles (1-3) with eight aces, 11 kills and two blocks, while Kassie Chestnut had seven aces and Claudia Rockhold had 12 kills.
For the Blue Devils (0-2) Kimmi Wiggers had eight kills and 24 digs, Taylor Siefke had four aces and 12 blocks and Hannah Hiscox had seven kills.
The Eagles travel to West Branch Saturday for a tri-match with the Warriors and Canton Central Catholic.
Crestview 3, Columbiana 1
COLUMBIANA - The Crestview volleyball team put in extra work in the fourth set Thursday to beat Columbiana 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24 at Crestview High School.
For the Rebels (1-1), Brooke Harper had 12 kills, two aces, six digs and 11 points. Lauren Harold had 14 kills, Abbie Gallagher had 12 kills, four aces, nine digs and 12 points, and Bri Cope had 48 assists, three kills and 17 digs.
For the Clippers (2-1), Shayla Ray had two aces, 10 digs and seven points. Hannah Hum had one ace, 21 digs and 11 points, Haley Tohm had four dig and five points, and Lauren Schlueter had 20 assists and 12 digs.
Columbiana won the junior varsity match 25-16, 25-15. Dee Dixon led the Clippers with five kills and three aces, while Emma Bailey had five kills for the Rebels.
The Clippers travel to Leetonia on Monday, while the Rebels head to Lisbon on Tuesday.
500 for Shansky
CADIZ-When Bob Shansky took over as East Liverpool's volleyball coach, the program had barely gotten off the ground. He never dreamed he'd stick around long enough to reach 500 wins.
"It was only our second year of having a team at East Liverpool," Shansky said. "I think there were 20 people in the stands. A lot has changed since then."
Thirty-nine years later, Shansky-who is also the school's athletic director- notched career win number 500 as the Potters blew out Harrison Central 25-12, 25-12, 25-7 Thursday.
"No coach can get to five hundred wins without a lot of good players," Shansky said. "The first thing I thought about was all of the good players that went through here."
Shansky has enjoyed a number of highlights over his long career, including a Div. II regional final apperance in 2011.
"Each team I've coached had its own identity," Shansky said. "It's tough to pick out one thing that really stands out. I've enjoyed every team."
SALEM-The Salem jayvee volleyball team beat United 25-8, 27-25 Wednesday. Elizabeth Aukerman led the Quakers (2-1) with nine aces, five kills and six assists, while Chole Cheresne had six kills and Ashley Foster had 14 assists.