Bobcat Volleyball Participates In Baldwin Varsity Tournament (10/07/17)

(By CSZ sportswriter Kenn Staub)

This past weekend (Saturday, September 30) the Bobcats (A) traveled south to take on a host of AAA and AAAA teams from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) in the Baldwin Varsity Tournament.

(Photos provided by Clarion Area Softball) Maya Thornton

Clarion opened play by defeating Woodland Hills (AAAA) 2-0, winning 25-17 and 25-19.  Ambridge (AAA) swept the Bobcats 2-0, prevailing 25-21 and 25-22 in two tight sets.  The Bobcats proceeded to split the next two matches 1-1, falling in both due to the point differential.  Clarion won the first set against Peters Township 25-19 but fell in the second 25-17.  In their next match the Bobcats claimed victory in the first set against defending WPIAL champion Seneca Valley 28-26 before dropping the second 25-16.  Chartiers Valley (AAA) eliminated Clarion in the first round of bracket play, winning a closely contested set 25-22.

Senior Maya Thornton served for 17 points (5 aces) and recorded 26 kills, all team highs.  Fellow senior Sydney Kiser had 10 service points and 12 kills.  Sophomores Maddie Schill and Kaitlyn Constantino also turned in first rate performances.  Schill had 11 points from the service line with 9 kills, while Constantino contributed 15 service points (2 aces) and 4 kills.  Senior Alexis Constantino served for 14 points, 3 of which went untouched by opponents.

Alexis Constantino

Others making their mark on the offensive stat sheet for the Bobcats were junior Hailey Sintobin with 1 service point and 10 kills, freshman Brenna Campbell who served for 6 points and led the team with 61 assists, senior Maya Miller with 5 points on serve and 1 kill, junior Ali Troese who registered 3 kills, and junior. Kaylie Lutz with an assist.

Defensively, Alexis Constantino led the team with 44 digs.  Also reaching double digits in digs were Thornton (34), Miller (17), Kiser (10), and Kaitlyn Constantino (10).  Troese had a team high 2 blocks.

(Thanks to Kenn Staub for this article.)