CB West girls’ volleyball was bounced from districts with Tuesday’s 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 25-17) setback to visiting Methacton. “They had the eagerness to win,” Bucks senior setter Kayla King said, “and that just wasn’t on our side of the court tonight.” CB West finished its campaign with an overall mark of 16-7. They went 12-6 in the Suburban One League (SOL) National Conference, good for third place. It was also an historic season for Kailey Prall and King. Prall recorded her 1,000th career dig in CB West’s sweep at Lower Merion on Oct. 8. King notched her 2,000th career assist in the Bucks’ 3-0 win at Pennridge on Oct. 14. Both milestones are firsts for CB West. On Tuesday, Prall had 20 digs, second only to Mackenzie Brooks’ 22. King had 25 assists and 18 digs, while Katie Hudson had 14 kills and 17 digs. Grace Manganelli also reached double-digit digs with 12. The Bucks amassed nine aces; Hudson and King each served three. Brooks also tallied eight kills. “You never want to see your seniors leave this way,” head coach Todd Miller said. “You just don’t. It’s tough.”
CB South girls’ volleyball lost its opener in districts to Upper Dublin, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21), on Tuesday. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, six aces, 20 kills, 20 digs; Morgan McCrory, two kills, 34 digs; Alyssa Dallmer, seven kills, 13 digs; Isabel Miller, three aces, five kills, 19 digs; Kelly Danyluk, 36 assists, 10 digs; Julia Dennis, five kills, three blocks, eight digs; and Sydney Hauser, three kills, one block. “These girls fought for every point, not just tonight, but for every single point this season,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said. “I couldn’t be prouder of them. Tonight was a battle and I don’t know if I have ever been involved in a match with such long rallies. The scores were close, but the games were even closer than the scores showed. Upper Dublin is a good team with a great coach and I wish them the best for the rest of their season. Megan Manderson had a huge night for us and racked up 20 kills. This matches her season high, and I know how much this match meant to her and all our other seniors. Morgan McCrory was our backbone tonight, as usual, and she dominated our defensive effort all night long. She will certainly wake up with some bruises tomorrow morning from diving all around. Our juniors had a great night for us, too, and it leaves us really excited. We have some amazing talent coming back and our juniors are already excited to see what they are made of for next season. Alyssa Dallmer had a nice night at the net and on defense for us. Julia and Isabel chipped in with five kills each and added a few aces and digs to go along with their kills. We didn’t get the W tonight, but we played relatively well. We made some big mistakes, but we rallied out of some big holes, as well. We will take all the progress we’ve made this season and build on it for next year.”
CB South girls’ volleyball put itself in a good position to make the District One field by thwarting visiting Council Rock South, 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-7, 21-25, 15-12), on Wednesday. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, 20 kills, 23 digs; Morgan McCrory, two aces, 37 digs; Kelly Danyluk, seven aces, one kill, 30 assists, eight digs; Alyssa Dallmer, three aces, six kills, eight digs; Tara Korch, one kill, one dig; Kayla Dougherty, two kills, two digs; Sydney Hauser, two kills, six blocks; Jessica Shelton, one kill, three blocks, three digs; and Caroline Choromanski, one ace, one kill, six assists. “Tonight was our Senior Night,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said, “and as if that wasn’t enough emotion in the building, we ended up going five with Rock South tonight. Megan Manderson, one of our senior co-captains, came up absolutely huge for us and had her biggest night of the season so far. She seemed to be able to put the ball away for us whenever we needed to get out of a jam. All of those kills would not have been possible without our outstanding serve receive and defense tonight. I am so proud of all the girls who passed for us. Megan decided to help herself out a little bit too with 23 digs. Morgan McCrory, our other senior co-captain, continued her absolutely incredible season and ended up with 37 digs for us. That puts her over 600 digs for the season and it’s just awesome to watch her accomplish that tonight. All of our seniors started tonight and every single one of them helped us get the W tonight. Whether it was Kayla, Sydney or Tara at the net for us or if it was Caroline or Jess back row … each one of them stepped up in a moment we needed them. Rock South is a great team and they play defense really well. They seem to move around really well and it made for a drama-filled night. This National conference has been crazy this season and it really truly makes each match that much more important. Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to continue our season in the playoffs.”
CB South girls’ volleyball downed Pennridge, 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 25-27, 25-13), on Tuesday to stay in the hunt for a district playoff berth. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, three aces, 12 kills, 19 digs; Morgan McCrory, two aces, two kills, 36 digs; Alyssa Dallmer, one ace, 16 kills, six blocks; Julia Dennis, nine kills, two blocks; Kelly Danyluk, five aces, 35 assists; Isabel Miller, five aces, three kills, 17 digs; and Sydney Hauser, three kills, two blocks. “Tonight was a huge win for us,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said. “All of the girls who played tonight contributed in a huge way. This was a game the team had circled on our calendar for a long time and it’s nice to pull out the W. Pennridge is a great team and they make you earn each point you get against them. They are extremely well coached and have some big talent. I thought we served really well and were able to put the pressure on them in serve receive. We were able to move on defense and put the ball away when we needed a big play. Megan, Julia and Alyssa were absolutely on fire tonight at the net. Megan has been amazing for us all season long, Julia has come on so strong in the second half of the season and Alyssa has been our utility player. She (Alyssa) has played almost every position for us at some point and she has handled it all with such poise and confidence. We are lucky to have such a great athlete like her. She was our ‘kills’ leader tonight and it was so nice to see her have such a big night. Isabel Miller also had a strong night for us on defense. I could talk about each player and give you positive things they did to contribute tonight. I am so proud of them and hopefully we can roll this momentum into our Senior Night tomorrow night.”
CB South girls’ volleyball beat Bensalem, 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-19), on Monday. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, one ace, 11 kills, eight digs; Morgan McCrory, one ace, one kill, 30 digs; Alyssa Dallmer, five kills, three digs; Kelly Danyluk, 21 assists, four digs; and Allie Burke, three kills, one ace. “We played a very solid game tonight, and we were able to get some different girls in the line-up,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said. “Allie Burke suited up for varsity tonight and was able to make a contribution with three kills and a bunch of clutch serves for us. She’s a freshman and it was her first varsity match. I think she got one of the biggest cheers of the season when she checked into the game tonight. Our captains, Megan Manderson and Morgan McCrory, continued to be absolutely incredible for us and every single girl who played tonight made a contribution. It was a nice all-around team victory.”
New Hope girls’ volleyball went on the road to sweep Faith Christian, 3-0 (25-4, 25-11, 25-13), on Thursday afternoon. Stats for New Hope: Rachel McMahon, three aces, one kill; Katie Costello, eight kills; Jennifer Sommerfeldt, five kills; Maryna Chuma, two kills; Caleigh Roach, 24 digs, three aces; Gwen Vogelsang, 20 assists; Skylar Sherman, five assists, two aces; and Bella Feishchacker, five aces.
Quakertown girls’ volleyball was swept by Upper Dublin, 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-14), on Wednesday. The Panthers are winless in the SOL Continental at 0-4.
CB East girls’ volleyball couldn’t handle visiting CR North, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-10), on Friday evening. Jenn Krzeminski led the Patriots with six kills, one block and two aces. Devon Hall had five kills and an ace, while Emily Lunny handed out 10 assists.