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.
“I can’t be disappointed with the loss,” said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. “Overall we did well. The six seniors all did well tonight.”
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.
“When we’re clicking, we hit the ball well,” said Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey. “Give 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.”
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.