As they have in every match this season, the unbeaten Squirettes needed only three games to win their match against the South Western Lady Mustangs.
Getting contributions from 10 different players, the Squirettes defeated South Western 25-15, 25-7, 25-17.
The Squirettes trailed only one time all night, with that being in game three when the Lady Mustangs scored the first point of the game.
Otherwise, it was all Squirettes as they used quick starts in games one and two to put the Lady Mustangs in holes they couldn't escape.
In game one with junior Allie Mondorff on the serving line, the Squirettes jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Leading the Delone attack was 6-foot-1 senior middle hitter Faith Athey, who took over the middle of the net and had three kills during the initial surge.
After South Western cut the Delone lead to 6-4, thanks to three Delone hitting mistakes, the Squirettes went on a 9-3 run that gave them a 15-7 lead.
The Lady Mustangs were able to stop Athey in the middle, but had no answer when the Squirettes moved their offense to the outside hitters, junior Madalyn Greth and sophomore Cambria Wierman.
The game winner came on Greth's kill. She got the final two points in a 25-15 Delone win.
Another quick start by Delone in game two had the Lady Mustangs trying to catch up the whole game. Mondorff and Greth both used the jump serve to keep the Lady Mustangs off guard. Deep, hard serves forced South Western to make a good pass to set up their hitters. Too often, the South Western return set up points for the Squirettes.
"Their jump served caused us some problems," South Western coach Cathy Harman said. "Their serves were low and very aggressive. We also spent too much time on blocking the middle. That left the outside hitting one-on-one and we didn't handle it very well. I thought we palyed better in game two. Their offense was very fast and it took some time to adjust to it."
Delone eventually built its lead to 18-4 in game two. Greth had five kills in the game while senior Courtney McMaster added three kills and a block.
The one constant in the Squirettes' attack was the play of Mondorff. Leading the offense from her setter position, she finished with 29 assists for the match.
"I think we came together as a team pretty well tonight," Mondorff said. "We communicated well and we were able to get the ball to the open player really well. We work a lot in practice getting the ball off the block to our outside hitters. Our goal is to distract the other team in the middle. I think this team can go pretty far. I really do."
South Western prevented the Squirettes for jumping out to a big lead in game three and was only trailing 19-15 late in the game.
Greth had a kill for point number 24 and Athey picked up the game-ending point on a kill.
"We played well and hard," Delone coach Jason Leppo said. "Our goal is to be playing well at the end of the year and we seem to be doing that. We have a lot of young kids who have played a lot of volleyball. There isn't much they haven't seen. Our girls seem to communicate really well on the court and that is entirely to their credit."
Greth led the Squirettes with 11 kills and two blocks. Athey added eight kills while Wierman had seven kills.
Defensively, Athey had five blocks. Senior Katie Harman lead South Western with four kills while Sarah Bortner had 17 digs.
at Delone Catholic
DELONE CATHOLIC 3, S. WESTERN 0
(25-15, 25-7, 25-17)
South Western stats -- Katie Harman (4 kills, 1 block, 10 digs), Mariah Krumrine (3 kills, 10 assists, 2 digs), Erin Harman (1 kill, 1 block, 9 digs), Holly Arey (3 kills, 1 block, 1 dig), Nicolette Bonagura (2 kills, 1 ace, 4 digs).
Delone Catholic stats -- Madalyn Greth (11 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks), Allie Mondorff (5 kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks, 3 digs, 29 assists), Courtney McMaster (5 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs), Cambria Wierman (2 aces, 7 kills, 8 digs), Faith Athey (8 kills, 5 blocks, 1 dig).
J.V. score -- Delone Catholic def. South Western, 25-14, 25-11.