Emily Hopkins was a force at the net Thursday with six kills, and she kept the ball alive with 11 digs, as Andrea Hartman scrambled for a dozen digs and Nikki Gargiule recorded three kills and eight assists, sending host Penncrest to a 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of Central League rival Springfield.
Sam Hunt added three kills and three blocks for the Lions (11-3 overall, 8-2 league).
In the Catholic League:
Archbishop Carroll 3, St. Hubert 0: Sarah Layfield (eight kills) and Sam Convoy (six kills) finished on attack while Sabrina Noel supplied the defense in the middle with five blocks as the host Patriots cruised, 25-10, 25-12, 25-16.
In the Ches-Mont League:
Downingtown East 3, Sun Valley 0: Chelsea Jones nearly posted a triple-double, finishing with nine kills, 11 assists and 11 digs, and Madison McCunney delivered a dozen kills, served three aces and made a pair of blocks for the host Vanguards (8-4, 5-3), who battled hard but came up short, 18-25, 17-25, 20-25.
In a nonleague match:
Notre Dame 3, Sacred Heart 1: Kristen Rogers and Shannon Quigley combined for 13 kills and Ali Rae contributed 14 assists and five aces, helping the host Irish (5-6) prevail, 25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18.