The Johnsonburg Ramettes volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 3-0 setback Thursday on Senior Night for St. Marys Area.
The Lady Dutch seniors, along with their parents, were recognized in pre-match ceremonies.
The Ramettes won the first set by a 25-19 margin. They took the second set 25-22 and won the third set 25-23 to win the match 3-0.
â€śI canâ€™t be disappointed with the loss,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. â€śOverall we did well. The six seniors all did well tonight.â€ť
Johnsonburg took a 4-0 lead in the first set behind the serving of Kiesha Dornish. Dornish had two aces. A kill by Chelsie Gaton gave St. Marys the serve at 4-1. With Sami Hanes serving, St. Marys made it 4-2. Johnsonburg opened a 9-4 lead on a block by Brittany Watts. With Kiana Myers serving, the Ramettes took an 11-4 lead. A block by Kiana Hoohuli gave the serve back to St. Marys. The teams traded sideouts. A kill by Watts gave the Ramettes the serve leading 13-6. They opened a 16-6 lead before St. Marys got the serve back. Johnsonburg was leading 24-15 when Gaton began serving for St. Marys. She recorded three aces, 24-18. Johnsonburg was called on the net, 24-19. The next serve was short as Johnsonburg won 25-19.
The second set saw Johnsonburg take an 8-0 lead with Brianna Fabris serving. Johnsonburg would maintain the eight-point lead for most of the set as they led 21-13 when St. Marys got the serve back. With Lauren Dalessandro serving, Hanes got a kill with Taylor Bellina recording two kills, 21-17. Dalessandro recorded an ace with Taylor Schutz getting a block, 21-19. An ace by Dalessandro made it 21-20 before the Ramettes got the serve back. They went on to win 25-22.
The third set saw Johnsonburg move out to an 11-6 lead. A kill by Hanes gave St. Marys the serve, 11-7. The Lady Dutch would get the serve back on a kill by Abbey Cribbs. With Hanes serving, the Lady Dutch closed to 17-14 on an ace by Hanes. St. Marys would make the score 24-23 on a block by Hanes. The St. Marys serve went out of bounds, giving the Ramettes the 25-23 victory.
â€śWhen weâ€™re clicking, we hit the ball well,â€ť said Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey. â€śGive St. Marys credit, they kept fighting. We quit hitting and our passing game left us late and we gave St. Marys some free balls and they took advantage.â€ť
The St. Marys junior varsity squad won in two over the Ramettes.
St. Marys, now 7-7 on the season, will travel to Bradford next Tuesday.
Johnsonburg, now 9-5 on the season, will host Kane next Tuesday on Senior Night.