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CANFIELD OH- South Range found themselves hosting an old foe on Thursday as they played United with a sectional title on the line. With one win separating the two team’s records it promised to be a tight competitive match. It definitely lived up to the hype as the Raiders came out on top in a  close four set victory (23-25 28-26 25-9 25-21).

The first two sets of the night were decided by two points. They traded blows back and forth as Tori Tschappatt and Izzy Lamparty both were able to find rhythm for their respective sides. United came out on top of set 1 25-23, while the Raiders finally ended a long set 2 28-26.

The third set is when things turned, and dramatically. The Raiders turned up the aggressiveness from the serve line and gave the Eagles fits. Julia Blasko served for 11 points in a row as the Raiders rolled through set 3 25-9.

Credit to the Eagles for bringing back their toughness in set 4, it would have been easy to pack it in. That’s not what United is about. They fought like crazy to stay in set 4. Lamparty and Ally Sauerwein both proved to be too much for the Eagles to handle out of the middle. The Raiders pulled out the 25-21 win to seal the match.

Lamparty has a tremendous night with 19 kills and 5 blocks. Ally Sauerwein finished with 8 blocks. Julia Blasko served well for the Raiders finishing with 5 aces. Reagan Irons led the defense with 23 digs. Sarah Kuhns ran the offense and set up 14 assists.

Tschappatt led the Eagles with 11 kills on the night. Senior Brooke Smith went out on a high note leading the team with 15 digs. Haley Dees finished with a match high 28 assists.

The Raiders advance to the district semifinals where they will travel to Cardinal the second seed in the bracket. That match will start at 6:00




MINERVA OH- United couldn’t have asked for a better way to close their season. They traveled up to Minerva to play a division 2 team and walked out with a sweep of the Lions (26-24 25-20-25-22).

Tori Tschappatt finished with 9 kills which took her above the 500 kill threshold in her career. Brooke Smith led the Eagles in kills with 10. Smith also finished with 7 digs. Savannah Burton also collected 10 kills. Madison Boyle led the defense with 10 digs. Haley Dees set up 28 assists.

Minutes now looks to tournaments as they’ll play the winner of South Range vs Campbell. If South Range Wins, they’ll travel to the Raiders, if Campbell wins, United will host.


HUBBARD OH- On Monday United made a trip to Valley Christian to sharpen their skills before tournament play starts. They came out with a sweep of the Eagles (25-22 25-20 25-16).

Tori Tschappatt led the Eagles in kills 17. Brooke Smith finished with 8 kills, 9 digs. Haley Dees captured another double double with 30 assists and 11 digs. Hannah Congo finished in double digit digs with 11.

United closes out the season with one more non conference game as they travel to Minerva on Tuesday.


COLUMBIANA OH- Earlier in the season, United got the best of the Clippers in five sets down in Hanoverton. It left a bad taste in Columbiana’s mouth the rest of the season, that is until the Clippers got revenge over United with a sweep on Thursday night (25-18 25-10 25-22).

Maddie Witherow, and Tori Long both led the Clippers offense with 7 kills a piece. Witherow tallied 5 digs, and 3 aces while Long finished with 5 digs, and 2 aces. Maci Linhart led Columbiana’s defense with 16 digs. Grace Witmer put together a strong night with 11 assists, 6 kills, 4 digs, and 2 aces.

Tori Tschappatt led the Eagles finishing with 9 kills. Brooke Smith had double digit digs with 11. Haley Dees has a great day setting up 33 assists.

Columbiana has a big test on Saturday as they host Howland. United will try to bounce back against Valley Christian on Monday.


SALINEVILLE OH- Haley Dees earned her 1,000th career assist on Thursday night against Southern, but it wasn’t enough as the Indians avenged a loss to the Eagles earlier in the season with a five set victory (18-25 25-16 17-25 25-15 15-11).

For Southern, Rylee Melott had a strong night in all statistical categories with 25 assists, 4 kills, 4 aces, 6 digs, and a block. Aleah Bach has 22 digs.

Savannah Burton led the Eagles offense with 13 kills, 8 digs, and 3 aces. Madison Boyle has a great night defensively with a team high 33 digs. Brooke Smith also has a strong night with 29 digs. Smith also added 5 kills, and 2 aces to her total. Dees finished with 26 assists en route to her 1,000th in her career.

Southern improves to 7-8 and will look to continue winning Monday when they host St John’s Central. United hits the road for a tough test against Heartland on Saturday.



HANOVERTON OH- United was coming off a tough five set loss to Poland when they stepped into the gym on Tuesday night to face Leetonia. The Eagles regrouped and got back to winning with a four set victory over the Bears (25-15 25-19 18-25 25-7).

Tori Tschappatt led the Eagles with 12 kills, and 9 digs. Brooke Smith hit the ball well too with 7 kills. She also finished with 10 digs. Haley Dees had a strong double double with 24 assists, and 17 digs. Madison Boyle led the Eagles defense with 20 digs, she served up 4 aces.

United will return to action Thursday as they travel to Southern.


POLAND OH- If you looked at the records coming in to Monday night in the match between United and Poland, you’d think it might be a mismatch. Then, if you also knew Poland was down two starters, you might not give the Bulldogs a shot. Well, Poland took a huge step in the growth of their program with a gritty five set victory (25-15 23-25 25-16 18-25 15-13). 

United took some time to find a rhythm. The first set was full of out of system points, and attack errors. Poland took advantage of the unsteady Eagles and dominated set 1.

The Eagles regrouped however, it was a much cleaner set two, but the Bulldogs has momentum. Kenzie Szolek had a great set swinging from the left side, and the back row. Sarah Forsyth also took some points from the right. United was up to the test as they started to get their big hitter Tori Tschappatt involved in the offense. They scrapped to a two point victory in set two.

The story of the third set was front row adjustments by Poland. Their blocks started to consistently get their hands on the Eagles swings. They either blocked the ball, or got enough of it to make life easier on their back row. When United tried to adjust to the big blocking, more attack errors followed. Poland would take another lopsided set 25-16.

United finally rolled on all cylinders in the fourth set when they needed it to keep the match alive. The started to get consistent contributions from multiple spots on the floor, making it much harder for the Bulldogs block to anticipate the United offense. United won their best played set of the night 25-18.

By the fifth set both teams had adjusted multiple times in the match. Both teams looked sharp, and it made for a thrilling finale. Down 11-8, Poland rattled off four in a row to take a 12-11 lead. Both teams traded points back and forth, until Poland finally made the push to clinch the match 15-13.

Lexi Kalicatzaros was a problem for the Eagles totaling 17 kills on the night. Maddie Wess led the way setting up 9 assists. Alyssa Glaros patrolled the back row leading the Bulldogs with 26 digs. Katie McDonald was big stepping up with 5 blocks. Sophia Dedo served 4 aces.

United was led by Tschappatt who finished with a double double with 11 kills, 12 digs, and 2 blocks. Taylor Cope was also strong in the middle, collecting 10 kills. Haley Dees also grabbed a double double with 33 assists, and 12 digs. Madison Boyle led the defense with 23 digs.

Poland will try to use this momentum and carry it to Girard on Tuesday. United will get back to league play on Tuesday as they host Leetonia.


HANOVERTON OH- United kept their winning ways going on Thursday night as they made quick work of Warren JFK in a sweep (25-4 25-11 25-17).

Leading the Eagles was Tori Tschappatt who had another double digit night in kills. She finished with 15 kills, and 4 digs. Madison Boyle led the Eagles in digs with 11. Savannah Burton was solid with 8 kills, 7 digs, and 4 aces. Brooke Smith had a nice night with 7 digs, 3 aces, and 3 kills. Haley Dees set up 25 assists. She also collected 7 digs.

United will take the weekend off before they travel to Poland on Monday for a non conference match.


LISBON OH- More than just a volleyball game was on the line Tuesday night as United and Lisbon played “Volley For Melina” night fighting against childhood cancer. United took home the win on the court, but everyone won off the court. The Eagles took the match in four sets (25-15 25-15 26-28 29-27).

Tori Tschappatt had a stellar night for the Eagles tallying 16 kills, and 6 aces. Savannah Burton, and Hannah Congo both finished with 7 kills. Haley Dees was crucial to the Eagles offensive success. She set up 33 assists.

United looks to keep their momentum and moves on to host Warren JFK on Thursday. Lisbon will have a day to regroup before they host East Palestine on Thursday.


LORDSTOWN OH- United got their ninth win of the season Monday night with a sweep of Lordstown on the road (25-21 25-21 25-21).

Tori Tschappatt once again led the Eagles in kills with 15. Savannah Burton served well racking up 4 aces, and also finishing with 5 kills. Taylor Cope had 3 aces, and she totaled 4 kills. Haley Dees ran the offense to perfection as she set up 25 assists.

United will look for double digit wins on Tuesday as they travel to Lisbon.