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Posts tagged "Cochranton volleyball"
Posted: August 21st, 2014

Cochranton Cardinals
Coach: Marci Malliard (17th season)
2013 overall record: 19-1
2013 region record: 14-0 (champion)
2013 playoff results: Swept Maplewood and Cambridge Springs to win the District 10 Class A championship. Cochranton then defeated Neshannock in the PIAA first round, Clarion in the quarterfinals and Bishop Carroll in the semifinals before falling to Marian Catholic in the PIAA Class A championship.
Top players lost: Kendell Dickson, Tristan Knauff, Madison Bernarding, Katie Boeckenhauer
Top returning players: Morghan Egli, Sam Kinter, Kassidy Dickson
Outlook: Cochranton was one of the best girls volleyball teams in the state last fall as the Cardinals made a run to the PIAA Class A championship match. Cochranton dominated region play, going undefeated to win another region title. The Cardinals didn’t lose a game in the District 10 playoffs and swept two of their first three matches in the PIAA playoffs. Cochranton ran into a talented Marian Catholic team to end the season in Central York. The Cardinals lost four talented seniors to graduation in Kendell Dickson, Tristan Knauff, Madison Bernarding and Katie Boeckenhauer. Dickson was named to the all-district team and voted to the all-region first team as well as the Region 1 player of the year. She was a big presence in the middle, while Knauff was a second-team outside hitter. Bernarding was an emotional leader on the floor and Boeckenhauer contributed as well. Cochranton may struggle a little bit to start the season with new players and Kassidy Dickson being sidelined with an injury. The Cardinals will have to almost start over but look for them to keep getting better as the year goes on. In addition to the return of Kassidy Dickson, Cochranton also has all-region selections Morghan Egli and Sam Kinter back. Egli was voted to the all-region first team as a setter and Kinter was a first-team libero. Cochranton’s biggest problem this season could be rival Maplewood with Cambridge Springs losing a few players. Cambridge and Maplewood made the top playoff bracket in the Fort LeBoeuf team camp, while Cochranton was in the lower bracket. The Cardinals have a strong program and although they have graduation losses and injuries to worry about, they are the top Class A team in District 10 until another team can knock them off.

9 Maplewood* 7:15
11 Youngsville* 7:15
16 at Union City* 7:15
18 Saegertown* 7:15
25 Cambridge Springs* 7:15
30 at Eisenhower* 7:15
2 at Maplewood* 7:15
7 at Youngsville* 7:15
8 at General McLane 7:15
9 Union City* 7:15
14 at Saegertown* 7:15
21 at Cambridge Springs* 7:15
23 Eisenhower* 7:15
*Region 3 match

Up next: Commodore Perry

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: August 5th, 2013

Cochranton Cardinals
Coach: Marci Malliard (16th season)
2012 overall record: 13-3
2012 region record: 12-2 (second)
2012 playoff results: Swept West Middlesex in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals before losing to Sharpsville in three games in the semifinals.
Top players lost: Aubrey Hering, Carli Gledhill
Top returning players: Kendell Dickson, Madison Bernarding, Tristan Knauff, Katie Boeckenhauer, Kassidy Dickson, Morghan Egli, Samantha Kinter
Assistant coaches: Laurie McClain, Amanda Esmond
Outlook: Cochranton had another impressive season last fall before running into Sharpsville in the District 10 Class A semifinals. The Cardinals lost Aubrey Hering and Carli Gledhill to graduation but everyone else is back. Hering was voted to the all-region first team as a middle hitter and is a big loss along with Gledhill, who was a second-team libero. The Cochrantons are loaded with experience, including Kendell Dickson, Madison Bernarding, Tristan Knauff, Katie Boeckenhauer, Kassidy Dickson, Morghan Egli and Samantha Kinter. Kendell Dickson was voted to the all-region second team as a middle hitter, while Bernarding is a second-team outside hitter. Knauff and Boeckenhauer are returning hitters, while Eglie is a setter, Kinter is a defensive specialist and Kassidy Dickson is an opposite hitter. While those seven all saw plenty of playing time last year, coach Marci Malliard is stressing that nothing is guaranteed heading into camp. Cochranton has plenty of talent and experience this year and could receive contributions from the lower levels. Look for the Cardinals to not only use their talent and experience to contend for the Region 2 title but for District 10 as well.

10 Youngsville* 7:15
12 at Saegertown* 7:15
17 Union City* 7:15
19 at Rocky Grove* 7:15
24 Cambridge Springs* 7:15
26 Maplewood* 7:15
1 at Eisenhower* 7:15
3 at Youngsville* 7:15
8 Saegertown* 7:15
10 at Union City* 7:15
15 Rocky Grove* 7:15
17 at Cambridge Springs* 7:15
22 at Maplewood* 7:15
24 Eisenhower* 7:15
*Region 2 matches

Later today: Commodore Perry

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted: December 11th, 2012

Maplewood’s Emily Merritt and Madalyn Nicols were among five District 10 girls named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class A All-State Team today.

Cochranton’s Aubrey Hering and Sharpsville’s Paige Scurpa and Kristen Scurpa also claimed spots on the team.

Merritt is a 5-foot 6-inch senior libero who recently was named to the District 10 All-Star Team. Nicols, just a sophomore, is a 5-foot 8-inch outside hitter. The duo helped the Tigers to a District 10 Class A title.

Hering, a 5-foot 10-inch senior, was a standout middle hitter for the Cardinals.

Kristen Scurpa, a 5-foot 7-inch senior setter, and Paige Scurpa, a 5-foot 9-inch senior outside hitter, helped Sharpsville to a runner-up finish in D-10 Class A. Kristen Scurpa recently was selected to the District 10 All-Star Team.

Last week, McDowell’s Danielle Hayes landed a spot on to the Class AAA all-state team.

The PVCA has not released its Class AA all-state team.

Check out the entire Class A all-state team.

Posted: September 20th, 2012

Kendell Dickson

Dickson has become a leader for the Cardinals this season. The junior middle hitter has starred in three Region 2 matches. She helped Cochranton go 3-0 and grab a share of first place while piling up 
38 kills, 
22 digs and 
22 aces in those three matches.

A talented all-around player who has a strong serve, Dickson was particularly effective in a five-game win over Saegertown last week and a win over Youngsville on Sept. 11. Her contributions also were key to the Cardinals winning the Grove City Tournament on Saturday.

“This year, she’s really stepped up into the leadership role,” Cochranton coach Marci Malliard said. “Just the way she carries herself out on the floor, she somebody that we can go to and count on.”

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Posted: August 7th, 2012

Cochranton Cardinals
Coach: Marci Malliard
2011 overall record: 7-7
2011 region record (place): 7-7 (tied for fourth)
2011 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class A playoffs.
Top player lost: Ashleigh Bridge
Top returning player: Aubrey Herring

Note: Full preview not submitted by head coach.

11 at Youngsville* 7:30
13 Saegertown* 7:30
18 at Union City* 7:30
20 Rocky Grove* 7:30
25 at Cambridge Springs* 7:30
27 at Maplewood* 7:30
2 Eisenhower* 7:30
4 Youngsville* 7:30
9 at Saegertown* 7:30
11 Union City* 7:30
16 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
18 Cambridge Springs* 7:30
23 Maplewood* 7:30
25 at Eisenhower* 7:30
*Region 2 matches

Later today: Commodore Perry

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted: July 26th, 2011

Cochranton Cardinals
Coach: Marci Malliard
2010 overall record: 10-9
2010 region record (place): 7-7 (fourth)
2010 playoff results: Lost in the District 10 Class A semifinals to Saegertown.
Top players lost: Sarah Jacobs, Kellilynn Dickson
Top returning player: Ashleigh Bridge
Outlook: Cochranton’s strong program seems to produce a playoff team every fall. The Cardinals finished .500 in Region but made the playoffs and beat Farrell in a play-in match. Cochranton survived pool play before running into a red-hot Saegertown team in the semifinals. The Cardinals will have to replace all-region middle hitter Sarah Jacobs and outside hitter Kellilynn Dickson after both graduated in the spring. Cochranton returns senior Ashleigh Bridge. Bridge made the all-region second team as a setter last year and could be counted on to lead the young Cardinals this season. Cochranton competes in one of top Class A regions in the state with several ranked teams each year. The Cardinals will be a little inexperienced and will need to come together in camp in order to survive a brutal schedule.

13 Cambridge Springs* 7:15
15 Linesville* 7:15
20 at Maplewood* 7:15
22 Conneaut Lake* 7:15
27 at Conneaut Valley* 7:15
29 Saegertown* 7:15
4 at Union City* 7:15
6 at Cambridge Springs* 7:15
11 at Linesville* 7:15
13 Maplewood* 7:15
18 at Conneaut Lake* 7:15
20 Conneaut Valley* 7:15
25 at Saegertown* 7:15
27 Union City* 7:15

Wednesday: Conneaut Lake and Conneaut Valley

– Tom Reisenweber

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