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The ECCHS Lady Crusaders volleyball team kept their slate perfect on Thursday evening when they defeated the Kane Area Lady Wolves by a 3-1 score in a match held at the Kane Area High School.
"This was a very good win for our program tonight," said Diane Gies, ECCHS head coach. "Kane has improved, as I knew they would. In the second game, they got up early and we struggled with a defensive answer. Towards the end of that game, we started to gain control of our defense, which got our offense running again."
"I am very proud of each player, as they all contributed to the win tonight," added Gies. "We are now off until Thursday, which is our Senior Night."
Lexie Meholic, Anna Hawkins and Taylor Schlimm led the Lady Crusaders in service points on Thursday with eight each.
In the first game of the night, the Lady Crusaders won by a 25-18 score, in control most of the game.
The second game found the Kane Lady Wolves taking control as they breezed to a 25-15 victory over the Lady Crusaders to even up the match at a game each.
Elk Catholic regained their form in the third game, as they came on strong and won another closely contested game by a 25-20 score to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
The fourth game proved to be a real thriller, as the Lady Crusaders managed to hang on for a 25-23 victory to take the match by a 3-1 score.
The Lady Crusaders are now 11-0 on the season and will take on the Sheffield Lady Wolverines on Thursday. This will be Senior Night for the Lady Crusaders. The J.V. game is scheduled for 6 p.m., with the varsity match to follow.
J.V.s lose to Lady Wolves
Elk Catholic's Junior Varsity squad lost a 2-1 match to the Kane Lady Wolves J.V. squad in the preliminary match. The loss dropped the Lady Crusaders to 5-6 on the season.
The Kane girls took the first game of the best-of-three match by a 25-16 score, with Elk County Catholic coming back to take the second game by a 25-10 score. Kane then went on to win the third game by a 15-9 score to win the match 2-1.