Bishop Canevin Crusaders Hometown Volleyball Broadcast Recap

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 10:50 PM

Behind an early run and tremendous serving, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic defeated Bishop Canevin 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 28-26) in a non-section tilt on Monday night at Bishop Canevin High School.

The Trojanettes racked up 15 aces in the match, as five different players had at least three service winners.Sarah Parey set the tempo for CWNC with four first set aces and two of her team-high six kills in the match.

Parey was responsible for the early separation between the two squads, as the Trojanettes started the match on a 10-0 run behind Parey’s serves. That, combined with a young Crusaders squad making eleven unforced errors in the opening set, resulted in a 25-14 victory.

The second set was more competitive, with Bishop Canevin holding an early 6-5 lead. Canevin was able to get their serves rolling, racking up four aces in the second frame, including three by Sophomore Kylie Airesman. However, a pair of 4-0 runs and a 6-0 run that led to a timeout by Bishop Canevin coach Kevin Walters allowed the Trojans to pull away for a 25-18 game win.

But the third set was an entirely different story. It would be Bishop Canevin that would spring out to a huge lead, starting on a 9-0 run. The Crusaders would push their lead to 15-5, as Freshman Alexa Malloy began to dominate at the net, racking up seven of her match-high nine kills. However, as young teams often do, Bishop Canevin struggled to put away the more veteran Trojanettes, who got back into the match with a 4-0 run to bring it to 15-9. The Crusaders would respond with the aggressive play of Malloy and Airesman to build their lead back to 23-15 before CWNC would go on an impressive 9-0 tear. A large part of their comeback revolved around services, as the Trojanettes racked up eight final set aces, including three by Sammi Robb and Erin Porter respectively.

Up 24-23 and on match match point, CWNC would then get into a back-and-forth battle with the Crusaders, pushing the set into extra points. However, Robb would spike down the winning marker, giving the Trojanettes the 28-26 set victory and 3-0 match win.

In addition to Malloy, Airesman added 6 kills and four aces for Bishop Canevin, who are still rebounding from major losses from their 2015 WPIAL and PIAA Class A Championship team that featured seven All-WPIAL Class A members. This group, with just three seniors, are mainly paced by underclassmen. Bishop Canevin remains 4-0 in WPIAL Class 1A Section 3 and will meet Avella (2-2) on Tuesday before what could be an extremely important game against undefeated Fort Cherry on Thursday.

Parey had six kills and four aces, Porter had five kills and five aces, Robb had five aces and Shannon Spangler added five kills and three aces for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, which moved up to Class 2A Section 2 this season. CWNC remains at 2-1 behind Avonworth (4-0) and Beaver (4-0). The Trojanettes travel to Hopewell Tuesday.

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