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COLUMBIANA, OH- Two teams came into the gym, only one could leave continuing their season.  For Lisbon, they were the hot-hand after their upset victory of Heartland Christian earlier in the tournament, but in the end it was the experience of the youthful Wellsville Tigers that walked away to play another day.  Coach Dan McKinstry’s Tigers took the four-set victory 25-13, 25-27, 25-17, 25-11 on Wednesday, it was the third meeting this year-all going the way of Wellsville.

Jenna McNicol paced the EOAC Champions with 42 digs and a trio of aces on the night.  Meaghan Nixon had 9 kills and a pair of aces, while freshmen phenoms Aubri Ramsey and Alana Amato teamed up for 15 kills in the front row.  Emma Smith also was a front-row threat with 8 kills.  Emily McNicol had 4 aces and 15 assists while Greta Cartwright had 17 helpers in the victory.

For the Blue Devils, Maddie Liberati had 16 digs, 12 kills and 6 blocks for Lisbon.  Justyce Vrable had 14 points and a half dozen blocks, while Callie Steed had 9 kills, 5 points, and 14 digs.

Congratulations to Lisbon on a great year, and good luck to the graduating seniors in all their future endeavors.  Good luck to Wellsville as they continue their stellar year.

YSN will have you covered as Wellsville will face-off against Springfield in Columbiana on Saturday at 4pm.  Abiding with OHSAA regulations, the game will be on tape delay.


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