WINTERSVILLE - The Indian Creek volleyball team was facing a 20-15 deficit in Tuesday's first set against visiting Steubenville Big Red.
The Redskins finished the set with a 10-2 run for a 25-22 win and captured the next two, 25-18, 25-11, for a three-set sweep.
"This season we have been plagued with a lot of injuries and we have had to ask a lot of our kids to step into different roles," said Indian Creek veteran head coach Crystal Hammack. "In Game 1, we called upon our seniors to step it up and get us going.
GETTING AIRBORNE — Indian Creek’s Kiarra Kamarec (12) and Jessica Furda go up to block the spike attempt of Steubenville Big Red’s Abby Taylor during the second set of the Redskins’ 25-22, 25-18, 25-11 victory Tuesday.
-- Mike Mathison
"We are constantly asking our girls to play with a lot of intensity and energy and tonight they played that way."
The Redskins finished with 20 blocks, and senior Kiarra Kamarec had 11. She added eight kills in the 2-1 start to the season.
"Volleyball is a game of momentum and we had it early and they had it at the end of that first set," said Big Red coach Lynn Meyer. "We started playing not to lose instead of playing to win that set. Our kids still do not believe in themselves. Once we believe we'll be all right."
Bre Berryman added 13 kills and Jessica Furda 27 assists, 14 digs, seven kills, five blocks and four aces.
Bethany Davis contributed seven digs, three kills and three assists; Alexis Fithen three kills, two blocks and three digs; Brooke Spence eight digs; Mallorie Sullivan five digs; Kaylee LaRue six digs; and Martina Marko three digs and two kills.
Abby Taylor paced Big Red (2-2) with eight points, eight assists, seven kills and two blocks. Taylor Young added seven points, seven assists, five kills and two blocks. Annie Nehrbas had eight points, two blocks and two kills and Brittany Bodo four points, four digs and two kills.
Mytia Barker totaled 14 points, three digs and two kills as her first-set serving helped Big Red take that lead.
"I give a lot of credit to Lynn Meyer's team, they are aggressive and kept us out of sync with their tough serving," said Hammack.
Carmie Biasi totaled 16 digs and 10 points.
"Carmie was phenomenal defensively," said Meyer.
"We are pleased with where we have come, but we have to get over that hump. We have to work harder."
Both are in action today with Indian Creek traveling to East Liverpool and Big Red visiting Beaver Local.
Red Knights take 5 to win
CADIZ - The Toronto volleyball team defeated host Harrison Central 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 17-25, 15-3 Tuesday.
Katie Spadafora led the offensive attack for the Red Knights with 14 kills and 13 points. She added five blocks and four digs. Amber Fuller chipped in with 27 points, five assists, five digs and three kills, while Josey Jones had 27 points, four kills three digs and two assists.
Chelsea Anderson totaled 14 points, seven kills, five digs and three blocks; Miranda Robinson 11 points, three digs and four assists; Emily Anderson nine points; and Mykia West a block.
"Chelsea Anderson Mykia West and Katie Spadafora maintained impressive net presence and body control, they were a force," said Red Knights coach Chelsey Fletcher. "I have asked my setters to set the tone and lead and that is exactly what they did. Both ladies play all the way around and fulfilled right side hitter needs and did so tonight with power.
"Robinson had key hits and a key block. Fuller made some strategic set calls with authority. Emily Anderson did exactly what I asked - she dug her heart out and maintained stellar court awareness.
"Jones and Spadafora had some clinch kills and kept swinging like I asked. This was a big mental and OVAC win for these ladies. The amount of pride I have for their mental game is immense."
Toronto visits Bridgeport Tuesday.
Big Red blanks Bears
NEW MANCHESTER - The Steubenville Big Red girls soccer team scored twice within nine minutes in the first half for a 2-0 victory Tuesday over host Oak Glen.
Farrah Marcino scored in the 16th minute off a corner kick via Allie Zimish.
Elayna Andres made it 2-0 in less than nine minutes later and Sierra Porter got a foot on the ball in the box and slipped it past a defender and goalie.
"Oak Glen played us very strong and for most of the game the teams battled back and forth," said Big Red coach Jared Robinson.
"In the end, our girls were able to capitalize when it counted. Our girls are coming along and improving with every half that they play."
Big Red's Loren Gray totaled 10 saves.
Oak Glen's Casey Highfield had seven.
Steubenville entertains Morgantown Trinity at noon Saturday. The Golden Bears host Beaver Local at 1 p.m. Saturday.
"Our program would also like to congratulate coach Greg Bowers who netted his 100th victory tonight for the Big Red boys program," said Robinson.
Bruins down Red Riders
WEIRTON - Logan Lojszczyk was the medalist with his even par 36 at Williams Country Club Tuesday as the Brooke golf team defeated Weir High, 188-236.
Also for the Bruins, Noah Teaff and Michael Petrosky each shot 50 and Trey Gilham totaled a 52.
Tyler Warrick led Weir with a 47. Austin Paul-Orecchio had a 57, Eric Patterson a 62 and Joe Patterson a 70.
Redskins beat Edison
UNIONPORT - Adam Freshwater's 42 gave him medalist honors as the Indian Creek golf team defeated Edison, 179-184, Tuesday at Red Oaks Golf Course.
Aaron Foldi carded a 43 and Jesse Rouse and Justin Dailey each shot 47 for the Redskins.
Ben Boyd's 43 led the Wildcats. Shane Pendleton shot 45, Clay Woodward 46 and Jimmy Marsh 50.
Lady Dons blank Magnolia
WEIRTON - The Weirton Madonna girls soccer team blanked visiting Magnolia, 9-0, Tuesday at the J.C. Williams Complex.
The Lady Dons have yet to give up a goal in three matches.
Rachel Grubbs scored quickly again off a pass from Anna Westfall in the second minute. She scored 14 minutes later off a corner kick by sister Leanne Grubbs and then assisted Alayna Macaluso one minute later.
Madonna had a 6-0 lead at the break after Gabrielle Kotten scored from Westfall in the 20th minute, Rachel Grubbs getting the hat trick four minutes later from Macaluso and Mia Antinone five minutes before halftime from Lizzy Conforti.
In the second half, Leanne Grubbs and Westfall scored unassisted and Conforti from a helper by Mikayla Lenhart.
The Blue Dons visit Linsly at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Patriots edge Bruins
WELLSBURG - Carly Collins scored for Wheeling Park eight minutes into the second half and the Patriots girls soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory over host Brooke on Tuesday.
"We just couldn't put one in the back of the net," said Bruins coach Lee Weppler, whose squad fell to 2-2 and hosts Fairmont Senior on Tuesday.
Payge Farmer had three saves for Brooke and Devyn Nickerson eight for Wheeling Park.