Bobcat Volleyball Competes At Bulldog Invitational (09/10/2018)
(By CSZ Sports Writer Kenn Staub) This past weekend the Bobcat volleyball team headed east to play in the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Wilson High School on Saturday, September 8. One of twenty teams competing, Clarion had the distinction of being the only Class A school in a field of primarily Class AAA and AAAA squads. Currently ranked fifth in Class A, the Bobcats went 0-4 in the tournament, though Head Coach Shari Campbell noted her team competed “very well” against some stiff competition in its pool.
Clarion split sets with the second ranked team in Class AAA, Bishop Shanahan, losing the first set 25-14 and taking the second 28-26. The Bobcats also split sets with Class AAAA Pennsbury, winning the first 25-21 but falling 25-13 in the second. Clarion fell in straight sets to the fourth ranked Class AAA team, Southern Lehigh (25-19, 25-18). The young ladies in black and orange played a tight match against the tenth ranked team in Class AAAA, Exeter Township, falling 25-23 and 25-20.
Brenna Campbell led the Bobcats with 13 points from the service line (two aces), followed by Hailey Sintobin with 11 and KK Girvan’s 10 (one ace). Korrin Burns served for eight points, while Maddie Schill and Jordan Best both had seven. Best recorded two aces.
Schill notched 17 kills and Buns smashed down 12. Kaitlyn Constantino had seven kills. Campbell recorded 43 assists.
Girvan hit the floor for 26 digs. She was followed by Campbell with 16, Schill with 15, Constantino with 14, and Burns with 9. Dorothy Kalinowski led the way at the net with five blocks, three solo and assisting on two. Sintobin had three, one solo and two assists. Schill and Campbell each assisted on two blocks.
Despite having two seniors out of the line-up, Coach Campbell saw a lot of positive things happening on the course. She was pleased with the Bobcats’ improved offensive and blocking game, but noted the team struggled receiving tough serves.
“The goal is for this team to take the big matches we’ve played and apply all that has been learned through those experiences,” said Coach Campbell.
She added, “I am looking forward to what this team looks like with a healthy roster.”
The Bobcats host Karns City on Tuesday, September 11 and then travel to play North Clarion on Thursday, September 13.