HEGINS — Lourdes Regional volleyball bounced back from Thursday’s heartbreaking loss to Shamokin with a 3-2 win over Tri-Valley during a Schuylkill League crossover match on Saturday.

The Red Raiders (2-2, 0-1 Schuylkill League, Division 2) recovered from a 15-25 first-set loss to win 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 15-6.

“The girls played absolutely fantastic,” head coach Tara Novak said. “Meryl Czeponis’ back row coverage is what kept us alive. She played smart and was in position at all times.”

Novak also praised libero Doherty Fesniak for managing digs all over the court.

“We were missing our normal outside starter today but Caroline Feese stepped in, along with Lilly Bickel, and together helped us with our victory.”

Frances Czeponis had 17 kills and DaniRae Renno had nine. Anna Gownley and Meryl Czeponis combined for 30 assists.

“I’m proud of the way they pushed back from being down at times and never gave up. This is my 8th season as part of the Lourdes volleyball coaching staff and never have we had a team fight like these girls fight,” Novak concluded.

Lourdes will host Jim Thorpe at 7 p.m. Thursday in a Schuylkill League Division 2 matchup.

Girls Soccer Shamokin 1, Lewisburg 1

COAL TOWNSHIP — Through 80 minutes of regulation and two overtimes, Shamokin and Lewisburg were unable to break a 1-1 tie during Saturday’s HAC-II contest in Coal Township.

Lewisburg scored first on a Sarah Ayers goal just six minutes into the game, but Shamokin’s Andrea Segura responded 12 minutes later on a rebound off a corner kick to tie the contest.

Shamokin 1, Lewisburg 1

Lewisburg 1 0 0 0 — 1 Shamokin (0-2-1, 0-2-1 HAC-II) 1 0 0 0 — 1
L — Sarah Ayres, 34:26 S — Andrea Segura, 22:07 Shots: Lewisburg 8-6. Corners: Lewisburg 8-1. Saves: Shamokin 6, Lewisburg 6.

Southern Columbia 5, Lake Lehman 1

CATAWISSA RR — Five separate Tigers scored during a 5-1 rout of Lake Lehman on Saturday. Freshman Riley Reed scored the first goal of her varsity career and Morgan Marks, Jill Marks, Maggie Morrison and Tori Romania each added scores.

The Tigers are now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in HAC-III play.

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