SHANKSVILLE — Marissa Denner's rock-solid performance led Shanksville to a 25-22, 25-16, 25-19 sweep over visiting Rockwood in a varsity volleyball season opener Tuesday.
Denner reeled off a team-high 16 service points to go along with nine aces and five kills. Teammate Amanda Struky added 11 service points and dished off 12 assists while Kayla Stockenus totaled six kills.
"I was pretty happy with the way the girls played," first-year Shanksville coach Kelsey Rice said. "It was good to get the first-game nerves out of the way."
Samantha Emert led Rockwood with six kills, 19 service points and eight aces. Page Mustello-Bryant and Nicole Snyder combined for 15 service points and Raven Wilson added 12 service points.
Shanksville travels to Meyersdale for a WestPAC showdown Thursday.
NS spikes Ferndale
JOHNSTOWN — Eight-time defending District 5 Class A girls volleyball champion North Star opened its season with a 3-1 victory over Ferndale on Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-21, 16-25, 25-16, 25-14.
Lauren Walker led the way with 13 kills while Hannah Schrock and Ellie Fleegle scored seven kills apiece. Krista Valentine directed the offense with 15 assists.
Coach Tony Crisafulli's Cougars host Windber on Thursday night.