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GIRARD OH- This first round volleyball match up on Wednesday saw the third meeting this season between Girard and Poland. The two teams split the regular season matches, but it was Girard who came out on top to advance in the tournament. The Indians took the match in four sets (25-14 22-25 25-14 25-17).

Bree Latell was on fire tonight for the Indians. The freshman finished with a season-high 24 kills. She completed a double double with 10 digs to go along with her season high kill total. Lauren Pallone also recorded a double double with 18 kills, and 22 digs. Ali Durkin set up 27 assists to lead the team.

Poland was led by Morgan Kluchar with 9 kills. She also played good net defense with 3 blocks. Alyssa Glaros had a wonderful defensive day with 32 digs. Maddie Wess set up 9 assists.

Girard moves on to the sectional finals on Saturday where they’ll host Streetsboro, the eleven seed in the bracket. That match is set to start at 4:00.


GIRARD OH- Girard had a pivotal week of league play ahead of them coming in to Tuesday night, at 12-3, the Indians have games against Hubbard, who took them to five sets earlier this season, and league leading Lakeview, who swept them earlier this season. Well step one complete as Girard left no doubt who the better team was against Hubbard with a sweep. 25-21 25-16 26-24).

Lauren Pallone was on fire tonight. She led the team with a match-high 20 kills. Lauren also served up 2 aces, and 2 blocks. Ali Durkin led the offense in assists, setting up 17 of them, and earned a double double with grabbing 12 digs as well. Bree Latell finished with 7 kills, 7 digs, and 4 aces.

Emily Filicky led Hubbard with 9 kills. Senior Sydney Bowser Player well in the back row leading the Eagles in digs with 14. Karissa Fahndrich put together a double double with 14 assists, and 13 digs.

Girard will try to carry this momentum in to their next league game on Thursday against Lakeview in Cortland. Hubbard needs to bounce back quickly as they host Bristol on Wednesday.


NEW MIDDLETOWN OH- Last year the Tigers and Indians opened up the season facing each other, and it was a dominating 3-0 Springfield sweep. Girard flopped the script Monday night opening the season with a 3-1 win over the Tigers (25-12 25-17 23-25 25-17).

Girard completely dominated sets one and two. Springfield opened each set with some promise, leading set one 6-2, and leading set two 4-1. Those were the only leads the Tigers would acquire in those sets however as the power of the Indians offense was too much for Springfield to handle.

Set three seemed to be going the same way as the Indians marched to a 17-12 lead. The Tigers found some momentum however and stormed to an 8-0 run to lead 20-17. The Tigers then were able to come away with clutch plays in the final points to steal set three 25-23.

The Indians regrouped in set four and made another big rally to take a big enough lead to cruise to the match clinching 25-17 win in the set.

Lauren Pallone led the Indians with a double-double. She racked up 21 kills and 14 digs. She also served up 4 aces. Bree Latell also had a strong double double with 14 kills and 10 digs. She gathered 3 aces. Ali Durkin led the Indians in assists with 22, Sophie Griffith added 20.

Jacey Mullens led the Tigers with 8 kills, Madison Lesnsak was a force at the block with 8 rejections from the net. Sara Pontius had 6 blocks.

Springfield plays Tuesday the 25th against Lowellville, Girard plays Jefferson on the 25th as well.