Wellsboro volleyball team at practice

The Wellsboro Lady Hornets practice before their win at the Central Mountain tournament and season opening victory over Troy.

The Wellsboro Varsity Volleyball team took home a first place finish in the Silver Bracket of the Central Mountain tournament on Saturday, September 1.

“CM puts on a great tournament with teams from all over which creates various levels of competition,” said head coach Sharon Zuchowski. “After a long and very hot day, I am very pleased with what I saw and what they accomplished.”

In pool play the Lady Hornets swept Central Mountain 25-20 and 25-23. In game two they split with St. Marys 25-11 and 12-25. In their third game they fell to Canton 18-25 and 23-25.

In the Silver Bracket Wellsboro was matched up against NTL Large School Division rival Troy in the semi-finals. The Lady Hornets swept the Lady Trojans 25-15 and 25-16 to advance to the finals against Glendale. In the finals Wellsboro won 25-18 and 25-10.

Junior Caitlyn Callahan led Wellsboro with 43 kills and 13 aces on the afternoon. Senior Heidi Zuchowski had 18 kills, and sophomore Shiloh Duff pitched in with 8 kills. Junior Megan Starkweather had 29 assists, freshman Jordan Judlin had 21 assists and 8 aces, sophomore Kathryn Burnett had 13 assists, and senior Alaina Goetsch recorded 6 aces.

After winning the Central Mountain tournament Wellsboro defeated Troy Tuesday night for a 3-0 season opening victory.

Wellsboro dominated the first game of the match winning 25-5. Troy would close that gap in the second but it would still prove not enough against the Wellsboro squad who won the second game 25-19. Finally Wellsboro put Troy away with a 25-14 win in the third game of the match.

Caitly Callahan led the Hornets with 17 kills on the evening. Megan Starkweather had 13 assists in the win Tuesday night.