DUNCAN FALLS -- Behind strong team play, visiting Shenandoah swept both ends of a volleyball triangular match Saturday defeating Newcomerstown 25-10, 25-20 and then besting host Philo 20-25, 25-15 and 25-17.

"I was very pleased with how the girls played as a team," Shenandoah coach Jill Parks stated.

Against the Lady Electrics, Samantha Goodhart paced the Shenandoah offense with 11 points, including three aces, while Caralee Wukelich added four aces and eight points. At the net, Carissa Wukelich led the way with four kills, with Morgan Diehl and Jaira Parks each adding three stops. Diehl also contributed four blocks.

Parks handed out five assists and Goodhart dished out three. Caralee Wukelich led the passing with 11 digs and Renee Schwieterman added eight.

For Philo, Kelsey Lawver, Augusta Mershon and Amy Evans recorded six points each.

It took the Lady Zeps (5-1) just two games to get past the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans. Schwieterman paced the offense with 13 points and Carissa Wukelich followed closely with 12 points as each had a service ace. Savannah McPeek and Parks added five points each with Parks recording an ace. Schwieterman and Parks each dished out five assists.

Diehl, Schwieterman and Parks each had a pair of kills in net play with Carissa Wukelich recording three digs.

Newcomerstown (3-3) was led by Cydney McMillan with five kills and seven digs, while Allison Snyder added four kills and five points. Taylor Crossman dished out eight assists and Erica Roberts picked up eight digs.

The Lady Trojans defeated Philo 25-18 and 25-20 to bounce back.

Snyder led the Newcomerstown squad with six kills, 12 points, six digs, and three aces. McMillan added six kills and five blocks; Crossman directed the offense with nine assists; and Meghann Mullane recorded six points, four aces, and six digs.

Newcomerstown head coach John Dupke was less than satisfied with his team's play Saturday.

"Overall, we did not have a very good day, and we were lucky to get away with the split," Dupke stated.

Lady Tigers beat Lady Trojans

STRASBURG -- The host Strasburg Lady Tigers completed a three-match Inter-Valley Conference sweep of the visiting Newcomerstown Lady Trojans Monday by scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-13.

Cydney McMillian led the Newcomerstown (3-4, 1-3 IVC) offense with 12 points, including five aces, while Falon Botsford added five points with two service aces. Taylor Crossman handed out 11 assists, while Meghann Mullane led the defense with 18 digs and McMillian added seven.

At the net, Allison Snyder hammered 10 kills to go with four blocks, while Erica Roberts added four kills.

Nc'town sweeps Conotton Valley

Behind what head coach John Dupke tabbed an "all-around team effort," the Newcomerstown High volleyball swept visiting Conotton Valley team in three sets on Tuesday, 25-16, 25-14, 25-20.

Newcomerstown (4-4, 2-3 Inter-Valley Conference) was led by Allison Snyder's 10 kills, nine digs, and three blocks. Lexi Cross added four kills; Taylor Crossman dished out 16 assists; Meghann Mullane scored 13 points on five aces; Cydney McMillan racked up 12 points on seven aces; and Erica Roberts led the defense with 14 digs.

Conotton Valley (1-4, 1-4 IVC) got direction from Allie Leggett's eight digs and Chelsea Russell's eight assists. Kearstyn Moore chipped in seven kills and seven blocks, while Bryn Belknap scored seven points with one ace.

Ridgewood beats Nc'town

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Newcomerstown High was swept in Inter-Valley Conference action, losing to arch-rival Ridgewood 25-10, 25-18, 25-11 on Thursday.

Allison Snyder recorded five kills, while Taylor Crossman had 10 assists for the Lady Trojans (4-5, 2-3 IVC). Erica Roberts compiled five kills, seven points and two aces, with Meghann Mulane having 17 digs in the loss to the Lady Generals (7-3, 4-2 IVC).