For the first time since 2007, Ridley knocked off perennial Central League power Strath Haven.
Melanie June led the way with 31 digs and three aces as Ridley scored a 3-1 triumph over Haven Wednesday.
Jackie Kelly dished 27 assists to go with a pair of aces. Maria Brown led the attack with 12 kills, while Angela April had a stellar all-around outing with eight kills, 13 digs and five aces for Ridley, which recovered from losing the first set, 25-19, to take the last three, 25-14, 25-23 and 25-21.
Also in the Central League:
Garnet Valley 3, Penncrest 1 >> The Jaguars opened their defense of the PIAA Class 4A title by dropping the first game only to rally, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-15. Erin Patterson deposited 11 kills. Samantha Mann added nine and
Emma Roskosky buried eight. Rachel Cain dished 35 assists and served five aces.
Carly Venit was near a double-double for Penncrest (1-2, 0-1) with seven kills and eight blocks. Lily Mallon (20) and Emma Pasnak (12) were in double-figures for digs, as was Jordan Schuller (10), who added five kills. Kristina Balta handed out 25 assists.
In the Del Val League:
Academy Park 3, Chester 0 >> Taylor Eiserman paired six aces with five kills, and Cinia Mobley was responsible for 17 services points as the Knights (2-1, 1-0) rolled. Tyligah Lockman added three blocks and nine kills.
In the Catholic League:
Cardinal O’Hara 3, Conwell-Egan 0 >> Breanna Hickey put away kills on all three of her swings, and freshman Isa Kirchner added four kills and two blocks for O’Hara. Breanna Hickey handed out 11 assists.