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GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

York Tech 3, Christian School of York 2: At CSY, the Spartans won the won 22-25, 25-19, 25-15, 17-25, 15-8. Erica Sutton led the Spartans with 13 digs. Krista Ruppert had nine aces and 15 digs, D’Shanna Edwards had 13 digs and Brooke Glass had 10 digs and 13 assists.

Eastern York 3, Dallastown 1: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights won, 26-24, 27-25, 24-26, 25-20. Lauren Reichard (24 digs, 24 kills, eight blocks), Hannah Reichard (13 digs, nine kills), Lauryn Snyder (43 assists, 10 digs) and Allie Crumling (26 digs, 11 kills) led Eastern. Dallastown was paced by Sophia Messner (11 kills, eight digs), Kat Forry (37 digs), Toni Cappas (13 digs, 12 kills) and Megan Clinton (36 assists, 11 digs). Dallastown won the JV match, 25-14, 25-22.

York Suburban 3, Dover 0: At Suburban, the Eagles won 25-13, 25-10, 25-10. Maura Brehl led the Trojans with seven kills and 13 digs. Also for Suburban, Jen Seabra had 12 digs and Ciara Buckingham had 11 kills. For Dover, Katie Kann had six digs and four assists and Jordan Crone had six digs.

Hanover 3, Northern York 0: At Hanover, the Hawkettes won 25-22, 25-18, 25-20 behind Kelsey Staub (24 assists, eight digs), Alexa Merrel (10 kills) and Lexi Spangler (12 digs). Hanover won the JV match, 25-15, 25-16.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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MANCHESTER — The addition of Gettysburg into the York-Adams League this season has really made for an interesting landscape in Division II girls’ volleyball.

Reigning Division II champion York Suburban is still loaded, West York is quickly becoming the team to beat, Northeastern has the talent to win on any given night and Gettysburg and Eastern York are perennially strong outfits.

Then throw in 2013 Division I champ Susquehannock into the mix and the coaches really are honest when they say there are no easy nights.

Such was the case when the Bobcats hosted the Warriors Thursday night. While Coach Mike Hoffman’s Northeastern squad is still trying to find its groove, they battled through three tight contests.

In the end, the Warriors’ unique blend of skill and experience were too much. Led by a strong night from outside attacker Abigail Bentz (16 kills, 11 digs) and middle hitter Britney Fitzgerald (nine kills), Susquehannock was able to pull of a 25-19, 25-17, 25-20 sweep.

Susquehannock improved to 3-1 in the division, good for a second-place tie with Suburban. West York leads the division at 4-0. Northeastern fell to 1-3.

“This was good tonight,” said Warrior coach Rob Marrison. “Northeastern was able to keep the ball off the floor, which put a lot of pressure on us, and we didn’t collapse.”

Marrison’s club was able to pull away in all three games because of a strong service run each time. Leading 19-18 late in Game 1, the Warriors were able to use a five-point run, fueled by the serving of Laura Savin (two aces). In Game 2, it was tied at 10-10 when Fitzgerald ripped off a six-point run.

Those moments were big for Marrison and his team because of some uncharacteristic mental collapses he’s seen from his club a few times already this season. Suburban was able to pull out a five-game match last week partially because of some self-inflicted miscues.

“We are continuing to try to work on our mental game,” Marrison said. “In the York Suburban match, Suburban played phenomenally well. We had an awful lot of errors in that match and that’s one thing we’re trying to work on.”

While they didn’t play perfect, Susquehannock was able to squash Northeastern rallies throughout much of the night behind Bentz, Fitzgerald and sophomore middle Gabby Ogude. Their play at the net really paid dividends on the big points, and that’s something that Hoffman is hoping his team can start to emulate sooner rather than later.

“We got off to a really slow start,” Hoffman said. “And tonight they did start to click, but we really need to make some adjustments. Overall I have to feel pretty positive about it because we were in every game. And they never quit.”

Seemingly ahead by a comfortable 21-10 margin late in Game 3, Marrison subbed out some of his starters to get some experience for his younger players. That experiment, however, didn’t turn out great. The Bobcats — showing that never-quit attitude — were able to close to within 23-19. After a timeout, the starters were back in and three points later the match was over.

Madison Rhinehart led Northeastern with five kills to go with eight digs, while Bayle Sowers tallied four kills and five digs. Setter Whitney Brown dished out 15 assists.

Susquehannock setter Kelly Franz racked up 34 assists to go with 11 digs. Libero Kerrie Defelice led the Warrior defense with 25 digs.

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Gettysburg 3, York High 0: At York High, Myla Manahan (26 assists, five aces, four digs, four kills) paced the Warriors to a 25-7, 25-7, 25-1 victory. Gettysburg won the JV match, 25-7, 25-8.

Eastern 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Wrightsville, Lauren Reichard’s 15 kills, 10 digs, four blocks and three assists helped the Golden Knights to a 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 victory. Also for Eastern, Allie Crumling had 12 digs and seven kills, while Lauryn Snyder had 27 assists. For the Rams, Katie Leftridge had nine kills and three digs, while Brittany Wolf had six digs, three kills and three blocks. Eastern won the JV match, 16-25, 25-23, 15-13.

Red Lion 3, Spring Grove 0: At Spring Grove, Lindsey Blevins pounded 19 kills and served five aces to power the Lady Lions past the Rockets, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22. Brooke Daugherty recorded 27 assists for the winners, and Lauren Enfield supplied seven kills and 10 digs. Karli Glatfelter and Autumn Lease teamed for 13 Spring Grove kills and Becca Keller put up 25 assists. Both teams entered the contest with 2-0 records in York-Adams Division I. Spring Grove won the JV match, 25-10, 25-17.

Delone Catholic 3, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, Delone rolled to a 25-9, 25-6, 25-3 victory. Christina Photiades and Claire Kaufmann combined for 11 Squirettes’ kills, and Kelly O’Boyle recorded nine assists. Kayla Ewart and Lexi Wierman served five aces apiece for the winners. Delone won the JV match, 25-4, 25-18.

York Catholic 3, Hanover 1: At York Catholic, Natlalie Stewart recorded eight kills, 23 assists and three digs for York Catholic, which prevailed, 19-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-15. The Fighting Irish’s Liz Miller pounded 13 kills, and Maggie Allen and Meredith Beecher shared 12 kills. Khadija Bias, Alexa Merrel and Lexi Spangler teamed for 22 Hanover kills and Kelsey Staub supplied 26 assists.

Littlestown 3, York Tech 0: At Littestown, the Thunderbolts swept the Spartans, 25-21, 25-18, 25-11. Emily Staub (17 assists, 14 aces) led Littlestown. D’Shanna Edwards (three aces, four digs) and Brooke Glass (five digs, eight assists) were Tech’s leaders. Littlestown captured the JV match, 25-15, 25-14.

South Western 3, New Oxford 0: At South Western, the Mustangs turned back the Colonials, 26-24, 25-16, 25-20. Hannah McMaster had five kills, 20 assists and nine digs for the Mustangs. South Western’s Tori Sager and Summer Small each had seven kills. New Oxford’s Brooke Krebs hammered 10 kills and the Colonials’ Wren Berry recorded 20 assists. South Western prevailed in the JV match, 25-19, 25-23.

Dallastown 3, Dover 0: At Dover, Sophia Messner and Toni Cappas combined for 24 kills as the Wildcats swept the Eagles, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17. Megan Clinton assisted on 34 points for Dallastown and Kat Forry recorded 17 digs. Karsyn Blauser delivered four kills, four aces and four blocks for Dover, and Katie Kann furnished 10 assists. Dallastown won the JV match, 25-14, 27-25.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

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West York 3, York Suburban 0: At Suburban, Dixie Miller’s 13 kills helped lead the Bulldogs to the 25-18, 25-20, 25-21 victory. Both teams entered the match at 3-0 in York-Adams Division II. Shaina Robinett had 10 kills and seven digs for the winners, while Meryssa Love had 30 assists. For the Trojans, Ciara Buckingham had seven kills and five blocks, while Georgia DuMars had 19 assists and eight digs. West York won the JV match, 20-25, 25-13, 15-11.

Susquehannock 3, Trinity 0: At Glen Rock, the Warriors won the non-league match, 25-22, 25-19, 25-16. Abigail Bentz led the home team with 17 kills, 12 digs and four aces. Kelly Franz had 29 assists and eight digs for the Warriors, while Kerrie Defelice had 11 digs. Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-8, 25-20.

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York Suburban 3, Eastern York 2: At Suburban, the Trojans stormed back for a dramatic 22-25, 17-25, 27-25, 27-25, 16-14 victory. Maura Brehl (20 kills, six digs), Georgia DuMars (34 assists), Macy Jordan (10 kills), Mikala McBride (10 digs, five assists) and Jordan Landis (10 digs) led Suburban. Lauren Reichard (23 kills, 17 digs, six blocks), Allie Crumling (17 kills, seven digs) and Lauryn Snyder (41 assists, 12 digs, five aces) powered Eastern. Suburban won the JV match, 25-15, 25-21.

West York 3, York High 0: At West York, the Bulldogs rolled, 25-7, 25-5, 25-8. Amanda Sides (10 kills, seven aces), Meryssa Love (15 assists, four aces) and Shaina Robinett (nine aces, four kills, four digs) paced the winners. West York won the JV match, 25-9, 25-11.

Red Lion 3, South Western 0: At Red Lion, the Lions grabbed a 25-13, 25-21, 25-16 victory. Lindsey Blevins (12 kills, 11 digs), Lauren Enfield (10 kills, 10 digs, five aces) and Brooke Daugherty (25 assists, four digs) led the winners. Hannah McMaster (10 assists, four digs) and Tori Sager (11 digs) paced the Mustangs. South Western won the JV match, 2-0.

Gettysburg 3, Northeastern 0: At Gettysburg, the Warriors won, 25-11, 25-14, 25-17. Jess Sandoe led the home team with 12 kills. Gettysburg won the JV match 2-0. No Northeastern stats were available.

New Oxford 3, Dover 0: At New Oxford, Brooke Krebs led the Colonials to the 25-10, 25-23, 25-10 victory with 10 kills and four digs. For Dover, Karsyn Blauser had seven kills, while Jordan Crone had five digs and Katie Kann had 10 assists. Dover won the JV match, 25-12, 25-19.

Central 3, Dallastown 0: At Dallastown, the Panthers won, 25-21, 25-8, 25-12. Allison Rife led the Panthers with 14 kills and three digs. Julia Terpak had 24 assists, while Andrea Quartey had seven kills. For Dallastown, Sophia Messner had six kills and three digs, Paige Childs had seven kills and four digs and Kat Forry had 16 digs. Central won the JV match, 25-14, 25-11.

York Tech 3, Fairfield 1: At Spry, Kayli Shoff led the Spartans to the 25-20, 14-25, 25-19, 25-18 victory with eight aces, 19 digs and 16 assists. Abby Yerger had four kills, 13 digs, six assists and three blocks, while D’Shanna Edwards had six aces and nine digs.

Delone Catholic 3, Bermudian Springs 1: At McSherrystown, the Squirettes triumphed, 25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17. Maddie Comly (16 kills, seven digs), Katie Laughman (28 assists) and Kayla Baadte (16 digs) led Delone. Delone won the JV match, 25-22, 25-9.

Susquehannock 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, the Warriors cruised, 25-10, 25-10, 25-17. Abigail Bentz (13 kills), Kerrie Defelice (17 digs) and Kelly Franz (29 assists) led the winners. K-D was paced by Brit Wolf (five kills), Adfiana Hoke (11 assists) and Katie Leftridge (six kills). Susquehannock won the JV match, 2-0.

Hanover 3, Littlestown 0: At Hanover, the Hawkettes triumphed, 25-18, 25-17, 25-10. Kelsey Staub (20 assists, six aces), Lexi Spangler (10 digs, five aces) and Saranda Gerlach (nine digs, six kills) paced the winners. Hanover also won the JV match, 25-13, 27-25.

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West York 3, Dover 0: At Dover, the Bulldogs grabbed a 25-10, 25-16, 25-9 victory. Dixie Miller (eight kills, four digs), Meryssa Love (23 assists, five kills), Shaina Robinett (eight kills, seven digs) and Alexis Harbold (10 digs) sparked West York. Dover was paced by Katie Kann (13 assists, six digs) and Jordan Crone (11 digs). West York won the JV match, 25-7, 25-16.

McCaskey 3, York High 0: At York, the Bearcats fell, 25-12, 25-9, 25-19. Paola Ramos had five kills and three digs for York High. McCaskey also won the JV match, 25-21, 25-8.

Delone Catholic 3, South Western 0: At McSherrystown, the Squirettes rolled, 25-18, 25-11, 25-19. Cheyenne Altland (10 kills, four blocks), Katie Laughman (31 assists, four kills), Kayla Baadte (23 digs, six aces, three assists) and Maddie Comley (14 digs, four kills) led Delone. South Western was paced by Hannah McMaster (10 assists, six digs), Tori Sager (12 digs, five aces) and Kaitlyn Chell (13 digs, three kills). Delone won the JV match, 2-0.

Bermudian Springs 3, Boiling Springs 0: At York Springs, the Eagles cruised, 25-12, 25-20, 25-14. Gabby Emeigh (16 assists, four aces), Madyson Whitcomb (11 kills, four aces) and Alexa Frey (eight digs) led Bermudian. Boiling Springs won the JV match, 2-1.

Kennard-Dale 3, York Catholic 0: The visiting Rams won, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20. Brittany Wolf (seven aces, seven kills), Makenzie Feyerherm (seven aces, seven digs, five kills) and Adriana Hoke (15 assists) led the way for K-D. The Irish were paced by Natalie Stewart (nine assists, four kills) and Anna Deibec (seven digs). York Catholic’s JV team won, 25-10, 25-22.

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Central York 3, South Western 1: At Hanover, the Panthers won 26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16. Hannah McMaster (20 assists, 14 digs, six kills), Tori Sager (10 kills, 24 digs), and Kaitlyn Chell (25 digs) paced the winners. Central was led by Julia Terpak (32 assists, eight digs, five aces), Andrea Quartey (11 kills) and Alison Rife (10 kills, six digs). Central won the JV match, 25-11, 25-21.

Hanover 3, York Tech 0: At Hanover, Kelsey Staub (10 assists, nine aces), Saranda Gerlach (eight aces), Lexi Spangler (six aces, four kills) and Alexa Merrel (six aces, three kills) led the home team. Tech was paced by D’Shanna Edwards (five digs) and Mayson Kile (five digs). Hanover won the JV match, 25-12, 25-9.

Delone Catholic 3, York Catholic 0: The visiting Squires won, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16. Sarah Senft (eight kills, six digs, five aces) and Katie Laughman (29 assists, seven digs) paced Delone. The Irish were led by Natalie Stewart (10 assists, three digs), Meredith Beeche (five kills, five digs, three aces) and Brooke Ricks (10 digs).

West York 3, Gettysburg 0: The host Bulldogs won, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20. West York was led by Meryssa Love (31 assists, five digs, three kills) and Amanda Sides (10 digs, seven kills). Myla Manahan (12 assists, three kills) and Shaye Whiteman (20 digs) paced Gettysburg. West York also won the JV match, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11.

Spring Grove 3, Dallastown 1: The host Rockets won, 16-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-16. They were led by Mia Bennett (12 kills, three blocks) and Becca Keller (27 assists, seven kills). Sophia Messner (10 kills, four digs) and Kat Forry (14 digs, five assists, three kills, three aces) paced the Wildcats. Spring Grove also won the JV match, 19-25, 25-13, 15-5.

York Suburban 3, Susquehannock 2: The visiting Trojans won, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-11. Jordan Landis (18 digs), Maura Brehl (19 kills, eight digs) and Georgia DuMars (18 assists) led the way for Suburban. The Warriors were paced by Abigail Bentz (27 kills, 23 digs, one block, one ace), Kelly Franz (42 assists, 19 digs, three aces, one block) and Laura Savin (19 digs, eight kills, two aces, one assist).

Bermudian Springs 3, Littlestown 0: The visiting Eagles won, 25-17, 25-9, 25-9. The Lady Bolts were led by Emily Staub (11 assists, three kills) and Hanna Riley (six assists, three blocks). No stats were provided for Bermudian. The Eagles won the JV match, 25-17, 25-23.

Red Lion 3, New Oxford 0: The host Lions won, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20. Brooke Daugherty (32 assists), Lindsey Blevins (15 kills, 16 digs) and Lauren Enfield (10 kills) led the Red Lion attack. Wren Berry (16 assists, four digs) and Kortni Krzysko (14 digs) paced the Colonials.

Kennard-Dale 3, York High 0: The visiting Rams won, 25-7, 25-12, 25-13. Katie Leftridge (eight kills, three aces) and Makenzie Feyerherm (12 aces, seven kills) paced K-D. No stats were provided for York High. The Rams won the JV match, 25-6, 25-12.

Eastern York 3, Northeastern 1: The visiting Golden Knights won, 25-10, 22-25, 25-18, 25-15. Lauren Reichard (16 kills, 14 digs, six blocks) and Allie Crumling (12 digs, four kills) led the way for Eastern. The Bobcats were paced by Bayle Sowers (11 digs, seven kills, three blocks) and Whitney Brown (16 assists, four digs).

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York Tech 3, Steel High 2: At Steelton, the Spartans won the non-league match, 23-25, 26-24, 26-28, 25-18, 17-15. Kayli Shoff led the Spartans with six kills, four aces and four assists. Erica Sutton had eight aces and six kills, while Judy Barton had two kills and two blocks. Steel-High won the JV match, 12-25, 25-9, 15-11.

Susquehannock 3, Dover 0: At Dover, the Warriors won, 25-6, 25-12, 25-12. Laura Savin had six kills and six digs to lead the Warriors. Abigail Bentz had six kills and five digs, while Kerrie Defelice had four aces and nine digs. For the Eagles, Karsyn Blouser had three kills and three blocks, while teammate Jordan Crone had 19 digs. Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-21, 25-16.

Red Lion 3, Garden Spot 1: At Red Lion, Lindsey Blevins led the Lions to the 25-21, 25-5, 20-25, 25-20 victory with 19 kills and seven digs. Lauren Enfield had 15 kills and five digs, while Brooke Glatfelter had 31 assists. Garden Spot won the JV match, 25-11, 25-12.

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Central York’s Andrea Quartey slams the ball past the Dover front line in girls’ volleyball action on Tuesday night. Quartey finished with

Central York’s Andrea Quartey slams the ball past the Dover front line in girls’ volleyball action on Tuesday night. Quartey finished with eight kills. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
Central York’s Kayla Resh makes a diving dig against Dover on Tuesday. The Panthers rolled to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-9 victory.

Central York’s Kayla Resh makes a diving dig against Dover on Tuesday. The Panthers rolled to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-9 victory. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

EMIGSVILLE — Serving is one aspect of volleyball that isn’t dependent on a player’s size.

That’s why Central York girls’ volleyball coach Nate Ocasio has spent the majority of his four-plus seasons coaching the Panthers on that one fundamental.

It showed up positively in Tuesday night’s York-Adams League Division I opener against Dover. The Panthers tallied 14 aces against the Eagles and rode that strong serving to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-9 sweep.

“That’s the one thing that we’ve focused on the past three or four years,” Ocasio said. “Our identity has become that of a tough serving team.”

Laura Fahs led Central’s attack from the service line with a match-high five aces, while Karah Slow, Emily Poole and Andrea Quartey each collected two aces.

While the Panthers were dominating at the service line, the other reasons that the Panthers could be poised to capture their first Division I title since 1985 are their size and skill at the net. Quartey (a first-team Division I all-star a year ago), Poole and Allison Rife can each present problems for the opposition when the ball is set to them.

Quartey, the only senior of the trio, started out the match on fire, collecting three kills and a block in leading her club to an early 7-0 advantage in Game 1. While the gifted Quartey can take over matches, Poole and Rife offer Ocasio the balance that every coach looks for.

“They all can definitely be terminal,” Ocasio said. “And we have a couple of other ones that can do the same.”

Poole finished tied with Quartey with eight kills, while Rife smashed down five more. That trio also combined for five blocks.

“It’s good to establish those middles early and get them going,” Ocasio said. “That really makes life easier for our other attackers.”

Marissa Krinock led Dover with six kills, while libero Jordan Crone finished with 13 digs.

Central setter Julia Terpak dished out 28 assists. Fahs added six kills while Hannah Rishel collected 12 digs in the victory.

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York Suburban 3, Gettysburg 2: At Suburban, after dropping the first two games, 21-25, 19-25, the Trojans rallied to win the final three, 25-16, 25-20, 15-12. Individually for the Trojans, Maura Brehl had 12 kills, three aces and six digs, while Jordan Landis had 15 digs and four aces and Sabrina Geary had seven kills and seven blocks.

York Catholic 3, York Tech 0: At Spry, the Lady Irish grabbed a 25-5, 25-3, 25-15 win. Natalie Stewart (16 assists), Meredith Beecher (six kills, three aces), Katie Isherwood (10 aces) and Anna Debiec (14 assists) paced York Catholic. Tech was led by Brooke Glass (seven digs, five assists), Erica Sutton (eight digs) and Krista Ruppert (seven digs). Catholic won the JV match, 25-17, 25-6.

Susquehannock 3, York High 0: At Glen Rock, the Warriors rolled, 25-4, 25-5, 25-9, behind Kelly Franz (19 assists, five aces) and Abigail Bentz (seven kills, eight aces). Susquehannock also won the JV match, 25-3, 25-10.

Dallastown 3, South Western 0: At Dallastown, the Wildcats triumphed, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22. Megan Clinton (21 assists, 12 digs), Toni Cappas (13 assists, nine kills, 12 digs), Sophia Messner (12 kills, 12 digs) and Kat Forry (36 digs, five aces) led Dallastown. Kaitlyn Chell (23 digs), Bonna Sheehan (10 digs) and Hannah McMaster (eight digs, seven assists, four kills) paced the Mustangs. South Western won the JV match, 25-13, 25-19.

Bermudian Springs 3, Fairfield 0: At York Springs, the Eagles won 25-6, 25-5, 25-14. Madyson Whitcomb led the home team with 10 kills, eight aces and three blocks. Bermudian won the JV match, 25-5, 25-14.

Spring Grove 3, New Oxford 1: At New Oxford, Lindsey Altland led the Rockets to the 21-25, 25-9, 25-17, 25-23 victory with 10 kills. Autumn Leese had seven kills, three aces and three digs for the winners, while Becca Keller had 31 assists and three aces. Spring Grove won the JV match. 25-15, 25-12.

Hanover 3, West Shore Christian 0: Hanover rolled to a 25-11, 25-6, 25-10 non-league win. Kelsey Staub led Hanover with 11 assists and seven aces. Hanover also won the JV match, 25-10, 25-9.

Delone Catholic 3, Littlestown 0: At McSherrystown, Delone rolled, 25-15, 25-8, 25-10. Katie Laughman (19 assists, five aces) and Maddie Comly (six kills) led the Squirettes. Delone also won the JV match, 25-11, 25-11.

Northeastern 3, Kennard-Dale 1: At Fawn Grove, the Bobcats triumphed, 25-12, 24-26, 25-18, 25-19. Bayle Sowers (17 kills, five aces, 15 digs), Alissa Wertz (16 digs) and Alivia Crerand (21 assists) led the winners. Megan Gereny (20 digs) and Katie Leftridge (seven kills, four blocks) led K-D.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

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There are few higher honors for a volleyball coach than to be inducted into the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Friday, two local men, former Red Lion High School girls’ volleyball coach Scott Musselman and girls’ club administrator Chip Reiley, will be enshrined in a ceremony in State College.

Musselman, who spent more than 31 years on the bench helping the Lions to six division and three league titles, is probably the more recognizable name of the two. His clubs qualified for the District 3-AAA playoffs in 29 of his 31 years. Musselman also led the Lions into the PIAA playoffs on four occasions, including a third-place finish back in 1993.

“Scott has been a major force in building the sport of volleyball in the York area,” said Dave Morton, a former Dallastown High School coach and past president of the PVCA. “We recognize Scott’s commitment to the Red Lion volleyball program and to the PVCA. Scott is a major contributor to Pennsylvania volleyball.”

Musselman ran through a series of emotions when he was delivered the good news of his induction.

“Surprised,” he said. “Happy and proud, too. If you look at the members of the PVCA Hall of Fame, it is a very humbling experience to be a part of this group.”

The pinnacle moment of Musselman’s career was undoubtedly his 1993 squad, which made Red Lion history with its third-place state finish.

“(That) was the highest finish of a Red Lion team in the history of the school. It was a finish that stood alone until a few years back when the Red Lion girls’ basketball team also made it to the semifinals, he said.”

On-court success, however, is only part of the game for a coach such as Musselman. Development and education is also a big part of being a complete coach.

“More importantly, I truly believe in the character building qualities one gets from participating in high school athletics,” Musselman said. “Perhaps what happens after high school is the true test of how successful the program is. Watching graduates compete on the volleyball teams at the collegiate level, watching Red Lion graduates graduate from college and watching those graduates become volleyball coaches is what make me most proud.”

Reiley: While Reiley may be lesser known than Musselman, he’s been heavily involved with the sport as a an event administrator as well as a parent.

“Chip has labored tirelessly for volleyball and for our junior players,” Morton said. “He has always wanted to do what was best for the players. Chip has made a huge impact on the growth of junior volleyball in Pennsylvania over the last years.”

Much like Musselman, Reiley felt “humbled” when he was alerted of his induction.

“I thought of all the people who worked with me over the years to make our events great,” he said.

Reiley has helped run some of the biggest volleyball tournaments around.

Perhaps the biggest reason for Reiley’s involvement over the years has been family. With a daughter who played the sport, Reiley feels that aspect is one that may be missed when discussing the game.

“In my true opinion, the special value this sport offers is how it pulls the family together,” he said. “Both with adult players and, in particular, with our youth. When we conduct an event with 900 teams, we have over 25,000 people in attendance. Those are (not only) players, but parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, too. I feel like no other sport can compete with volleyball in this regard.”

Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

Four York-Adams League girls have been named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class AAA All-State Team.

A total of 50 players were honored overall, including 13 from District 3.

The local girls honored were:

Abby Bentz, a 5-8 junior setter/outside hitter from Susquehannock.

Erin Dobbeck, a 5-7 senior setter from Central York.

Erin Harman, a 5-7 senior outside hitter from South Western.

Bayleigh Hoffman, a 5-7 senior setter from Dover.

Following is the complete list, in alphabetical order:

Hailey Adler, 5-9 junior outside hitter, West Chester Henderson.

Melann Amory, 5-10 senior outside hitter, Southern Lehigh.

Samantha Amos, 6-2 sophomore middle hitter, Upper St. Clair.

Abby Bentz, 5-8 junior setter/outside hitter, Susquehannock.

Annie Bozzo, 5-10 junior setter/outside hitter, Shaler.

Erin Dobbeck, 5-7 senior setter, Central York.

Eliza Donahue, 6-3 senior middle hitter, Hempfield.

Danielle Faust, 5-11 junior outside hitter, Exeter.

Kelly Friers, 6-2 senior setter, Cumberland Valley.

Caitlin Fitz, 5-8 senior outside hitter, Cardinal O’Hara.

Maddy George, 5-10 senior middle hitter, Garden Spot.

Rachael Graham, 5-7 junior setter, Downingtown East.

Erin Harman, 5-7 senior outside hitter, South Western.

Danielle Hayes, 6-0 senior middle hitter, Erie McDowell.

Bayleigh Hoffman, 5-7 senior setter, Dover.

Courtney Horace, 5-10 junior outside hitter, Easton.

Jenna Hostetler, 5-5 junior libero, Garnet Valley.

Melanie Ingram, 5-8 senior outside hitter, Upper Merion.

Christine Irwin, 5-10 senior outside hitter, State College.

Stacey Kazalas, 5-10 senior outside hitter, Bethel Park.

Alyssa Kelly, 6-2 senior opposite hitter, Delaware Valley.

Haley Kleespies, 5-10 junior setter, Bishop Shanahan.

Liz Kline, 5-5 junior libero, Shaler.

Veronica Koval, 5-8 senior setter/outside hitter, Parkland.

Taylor Leath, 6-3 senior outside hitter, State College.

Ashley Leto, 5-10 senior outside hitter, North Allegheny.

Karleigh Lutz, 5-11 senior outside hitter, Cumberland Valley.

Meg Morningstar, 6-2 junior middle hitter, North Allegheny.

Lauren Mueller, 5-10 junior outside hitter, Downingtown East.

Moira Mulholland, 5-9 senior outside hitter, Mount St. Joseph.

Mackenzie O’Brien, 6-0 junior outside hitter, Emmaus.

Gabby Olson, 6-3 senior middle hitter, Pine-Richland.

Brooke Priestas, 5-11 senior outside hitter, Liberty.

Shannon Restrepo, 5-11 junior setter, Exeter.

Alice Roberts, 6-1 senior outside hitter, Strath Haven.

Tara Savisky, 5-6 senior setter, West Allegheny.

Elizabeth Scott, 5-11 senior outside hitter, Cumberland Valley.

Angela Seman, 5-7 senior libero, Seneca Valley.

Emily Shannon, 5-7 junior outside hitter, Upper Merion.

Taylor Solo, 5-6 senior setter, Penn-Trafford.

Gabby Stick, 5-10 junior middle hitter, Exeter.

Josie Swenson, 5-10 senior opposite hitter, Spring-Ford.

Brienna Tankesley, 5-4 sophomore libero, Hempfield.

Alexandra Traynor, 5-11 senior outside hitter, Emmaus.

Cayla Veverka, 6-3 sophomore outside hitter, Perkiomen Valley.

Danielle Wall, 5-11 senior opposite hitter, North Allegheny.

Anna Wenger, 6-0 senior outside hitter, Hempfield.

Nicolette Yates, 5-6 senior libero/setter, Southern Lehigh.


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