Warwick overcomes Ephrata in volleyball

By on April 11, 2012

After losing the first game Tuesday, Warwick responded to capture the next three games to overcome a hot Ephrata start and defeat the Mounts by a 3-1 score.

Ephrata (1-4) won Game One by a 25-23 score before the Warriors came back to win a tight 25-20 decision to even things up. Warwick then put it away with a pair of 25-18 wins.

Jordan Shultz had a big night for the Mounts, recording a match-high 21 kills. Logan Kopp chipped in with six blocks while Adam Witmer served up a pair of aces.

Warwick was led by Colby Weit, who collected 13 kills on the evening. Gavin Schaffer added four blocks and Zac Riddick chipped in with an ace for the winners.

Last Thursday, Ephrata also was in action where the Mounts fell to Manheim Township in three straight games.

Township won by scores of 25-16, 26-24 and 25-19. Kopp had 13 kills and four blocks to pace Ephrata, which also got four blocks from Shultz. Witmer added three aces while Ryan Zeager also contributed seven digs for the Mounts.

Cocalico was also in action Tuesday night where the Eagles dropped a 3-0 decision to visiting Lancaster Mennonite.

The Blazers earned the sweep with wins of 25-23, 25-11 and 25-22.

Wes Rathman had 10 kills for the Eagles while Mike Carty contributed one block and an ace. Alex Genova also contributed nine digs for the Eagles (2-3).

Last Thursday, the Eagles did earn an exciting 3-2 victory over host Elizabethtown.

After losing the first two games (21-25, 24-26), Cocalico responded to win the next three (25-20, 25-19, 15-9) to take the match.

Rathman led the way for Cocalico with 10 kills and four blocks. Carty also collected 10 kills on the night for the winners.

Up next, Ephrata will host Cedar Crest Thursday evening (7 p.m.) while Cocalico is off until next Tuesday when the Eagles host Lebanon (7 p.m.). More VOLLEYBALL, page B-2

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