Lady Crusader volleyball blanks Sheffield 3-0

The Elk County Catholic volleyball team raised their record to 4-1 with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.The Lady Crusaders won the first game 25-7, took the second game 25-14 and won the third game 25-11.“It was good to get a win at home and it was good to get everyone in and see people in different situations,” said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.“We’re looking forward to playing the Elkers at home on Thursday. We’re looking to give them a better match this time,” she said.Elk Catholic was led by Carli Schneider with 11 service points, while Helen Danz had nine. Lexie Meholic and Taylor Schlimm both had three kills.In the first game, Elk opened a 3-1 lead. With Hayley DaCanal serving, the Lady Crusaders moved out to a 7-1 lead before Sheffield got the serve back. With the score 8-3 and Schneider serving, Elk opened a 20-3 lead. Schneider had three aces in that stretch, while Meholic had two kills, Schlimm one and Kirstie Wehler one. The Lady Crusaders would win the first game by a 25-7 score on a point by Danz.The second game was tied at 2-all when Schneider began to serve as Elk opened a 9-2 lead. The Lady Crusaders maintained a five-point lead. With Marissa Cunningham serving, Elk went up 20-12. Schlimm and Meholic each had a kill in the stretch. ECC would win the game 25-14.The third game was close early, as Elk held a 9-8 lead. With Meholic serving, ECC opened a 14-8 lead. With Danz serving, ECC would open a 24-9 lead. Schlimm and Taylor DaCanal had kills, while Danz had three aces. ECC won the game 25-11 to win the match 3-0.The ECC junior varsity squad won in three games.Elk Catholic returns to action Thursday when they play host to the Ridgway Lady Elkers. Junior varsity action gets underway at 6 p.m., with the varsity to follow.