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Miles, Chichester best defending champ Academy Park

Julia Miles and Caitlyn Jones led a balanced attack that powered Chichester to a 3-1 victory over four-time defending Del Val League champion Academy Park.

Miles had nine kills, nine assists, four aces and three digs as the Eagles won 25-11, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23. Jones contributed 12 assists and two aces. Samantha Falcone chipped in with nine digs and two kills, while Mackenzie Troutman added five kills, three blocks and one assist.

In the Central League:

Radnor 3, Harriton 0 >> Junior Becca Goldberg (nine kills, two blocks) and senior Brianna Ellis (nine kills, nine assists, five digs) helped the Raiders pull out a tough 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 victory.

Junior Carleigh Goldstein added 10 assists, four kills and five digs, while sophomores Sammy Scannapieco and Yana Flores led the defense with 10 and five digs, respectively.

Garnet Valley 3, Ridley 0 >> Nicole Loan and Sydney Portale smashed 10 kills each, and Lizzie Herestofa added 15 digs and two aces as the Jaguars (7-0 overall, 5-0 Central League) topped the Green Raiders 25-14, 25-21, 25-7. Gabby Davis paced the offense with 33 assists.

Jackie Kelly had eight digs, three kills and two aces, while Jess Tait added eight assists and eight digs for the Green Raiders.

Lower Merion 3, Marple Newtown 0 >> Alex Muggler and Hannah Roberts combined for six kills and five aces as the Tigers fell, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21.

Penncrest 3, Haverford 0 >> Diana Balta collected 15 kills and 17 digs to pace the Lions over the Fords, 25-23, 25-9, 25-19. Nikki Gargiule added 27 assists and 15 digs.

Carly Venit (eight kills), Jordan Schuller (six kills) and Thy-Lan Gale (15 digs) also came up big for Penncrest (6-2, 4-1).  

In nonleague action:

Bonner & Prendergast 3, Sacred Heart 1 >> Caroline Goggin (24 digs, four aces) and Caroline Mandre (seven kills) led the way as the Pandas (4-1, 3-0 Catholic League) pulled out a tough 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24 victory over the Lions.

Natalie Claffey also was strong on defense with 20 digs, while Danielle Davis pounded six kills. Juliana Michniak (13 kills, 13 digs) and Jaycee Webster (10 kills, 13 digs) paced Sacred Heart.



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