West Shamokin Volleyball Wins Home Opener Over Homer-Center


The West Shamokin girls varsity volleyball team improved to 2-0 last night as they defeated Homer-Center in three straight sets. (Pictured: Sophie Fusaro)

by Jake DeLuca

The West Shamokin Wolves girls varsity volleyball team had its fair share of impact players that were on the team from last season that graduate, but the team hasn’t missed a beat yet, picking up their second win on the early season.

“We had a lot of power last year, actually if you look at the team we had out there – there’s only one girl who is playing the same position as last year. Everybody else either is in a new position or they haven’t had varsity experience until this season. It was interesting, but they gelled together no matter what age. I’m very pleased with how team oriented this group is,” Head Coach Malinda Oesterling said.

The Wolves took all three sets Monday night – winning the first two sets 25-12 and the final set 25- 12.

The offense was clicking for West Shamokin last night, and their coach took notice.

“What I liked from my team did tonight is that we hit from all along the net. I thought getting everyone involved offensively is a big goal and I thought we did okay with that,” Oesterling said.

The Wolves served well also, with Sophie Fusaro recording 18 serves, Olivia Fusaro finished with 14, and Abigail Osterling had 13. In the kills department, Olivia Fusaro and Bailey finished with a team high 9 and Rylee Riggle finished with 5.

The Wolves will be back in action Tuesday, September 12 as they travel to Northern Cambria in the first of three road games in a a row.