Nanticoke captures division crown
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Nanticoke captured the Wyoming Valley Conference Division III girls volleyball championship with a 3-0 sweep of Lake-Lehman.
The game scores were 25-18, 25-16 and 25-18.
Nanticoke’s Kayley Schinski totaled 12 kills, four assists, three blocks and six digs, while Alex Krysiuk tallied 27 assists and four digs. Brittany Sugalski (3 service points, 6 kills) Allie Matulewski (7 kills, 4 digs) Nancy Adkins (4 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills) and Morgan Yohey (7 kills, 1 block) all contributed in the win.
Lake-Lehman’s Carol Mosier tallied 18 assists, while Laura Casterline (2 aces, 6 service points 5 digs, 4 kills) Tiffany Oplinger (3 digs, 9 kills) Bethany Williams (5 service points, 3 digs, 4 kills), Kayla Koziol (3 service points 9 digs) and Emily Leskowski (4 kills) all pitched in for Lake-Lehman.

Trojan Volleyball Capsule
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Coach: Debbie Krupinski

Last year: 14-0

Key players lost: None

Players to watch: Kayley Schinski, Jr.; Kelly Kreitzer, Jr.; Nicole Novakoski, Sr.; Allie Matulewski, Jr.; Brittany Sugalski, Jr.; Alexandra Krysiuk, Jr.; Taylor Briggs, So.

Outlook: The Trojans have so much depth that Krupinski’s only problem may be distribution of playing time. The 5-11 Schinski is arguably the best athlete in the WVC, and perhaps the most talented. Novakoski is a three-year starter and lone senior in the starting lineup. Sugalski is the most improved player, and Matulewski is a force on both sides of the net. Kreitzer missed last year due to a hernia but is tearing up practice so far. Nanticoke is an overwhelming favorite to win another division title and can perhaps challenge Holy Redeemer for the district title.