Julia Nawri returns serve

Senior Julia Nawri returns a serve earlier in the season for the North Penn-Liberty volleyball team.

The North Penn-Liberty volleyball team remained undefeated on Thursday, Oct. 9 when they swept the Wellsboro Lady Hornets at home to hand them their first loss of the season.

The Liberty girls were able to put the Hornets away in straight sets, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-12 in a matchup that was expected to be much tighter.

Liberty dominated throughout to give them their seventh win in as many games, and were led by senior Charisma Grega who notched 12 kills on the night as well as two aces and nine digs.

Other senior standout Ali Koval also turned in her usual strong performance as well, with 14 digs, nine aces and three assists to help lead her team. Julia Nawri also added 24 assists on the nights with five aces.

Wellsboro was led by Kathryn Burnet with six aces and Breighann Kemp and Emma Owlet with five each.

With both teams sitting one and two in the NTL standings, the next matchup will be imperative to Wellsboro if they want to catch the undefeated Liberty team, and with only five days until their next contest against each other Wellsboro will have to play a much better game if they want to hand the Lady Mounties their first loss of the season.

These teams will rematch on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Wellsboro in one of the last games of the regular season for both teams.

In their next contest, the Liberty girls faced one of their toughest challenges of the season, taking on the undefeated Northeast Bradford team on Tuesday, Oct. 13 on the road.

Liberty once again asserted their dominace, taking down another undefeated team in a 3-0 sweep.

In a much closer contest than the sweep discloses, the first two sets were decided by only a few points with Liberty winning 25-23 and 25-22.

Liberty closed the game out on a high note with a 25-16 to close the game out.

Grega and Stetter led the way with eight kills in the effort and Grega also added a game-high 22 digs.

Sophomore Chloe Hatch also was able to add 16 digs in the win.

Liberty is the last remaining undefeated team in the NTL and take on Athens on Thursday, Oct. 15 on the road.