Cecelia Isenberg had 18 kills and 9 digs Tuesday when Berwick opened defense of its Wyoming Valley Conference girls volleyball title with a 25-22, 25-12, 25-13 sweep of Crestwood in a match between ranked teams.
The Lady Bulldogs are first and Crestwood is eighth to begin the season in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings.
Camille Pinterich added 12 digs while Morgan Nevel had 24 assists.
Erin Hess contributed 11 service points, 7 aces, 5 kills and 4 digs.
While the defending champs were winning their opener, the team from the strongest program in the league’s history was becoming the first to reach 2-0.
Holy Redeemer got there by also sweeping three sets from Wilkes-Barre Area.
Kaylee Gryboski had 12 kills and 2 blocks in the 25-17, 25-7, 25-12 victory.
Eve Kilburn had 22 assists, 7 service points and a kill.
Eva Szura had six kills while Skylar Voytko added five kills and two blocks.
In other WVC matches: Nanticoke beat MMI Prep, 3-0; and Delaware Valley topped Hazleton Area, 3-1.
Myla Vnuk’s 20 kills led Nanticoke to a 25-12, 25-11, 25-11 win.
Brooklyn Biehl had 20 assists and 15 service points. McKenzie Ball had a team-high 16 service points, 6 of them on aces.
Emily Henn had 13 kills, 19 digs and 4 aces for Delaware Valley in the 25-15, 25-16, 22-25, 25-14 victory.
Lackawanna Trail won in three sets over Mountain View in the only Lackawanna League match.