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WPIAL Class AAA girls volleyball championship preview

| Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 5:38 p.m.

WPIAL volleyball championship

CLASS AAA: No. 3 Fox Chapel vs. No. 4 Mt. Lebanon

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Chartiers Valley High School

Serves and volleys: Fox Chapel (18-3) quietly has been one of the hottest teams in the state, winning 17 consecutive matches, including a pair of 3-2 victories over power North Allegheny, the latter in the WPIAL semifinals. The streak also includes a win over defending champion Seneca Valley. The Foxes have one volleyball title — on the boys side — so the girls are looking to make history. The Foxes, who have secured a spot in the PIAA playoffs, have risen to No. 9 in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class AAA rankings. Only one Alle-Kiski Valley girls team has won a title (Freeport in 2010). Left-handed, 6-foot, right-side hitter Riley Hermann has been the Foxes' top front-line player. She posted 17 kills in the semis. ... Mt. Lebanon, which knocked off top-seeded Oakland Catholic in the semifinals, has five WPIAL titles in girls volleyball, the last in 2009. The Blue Devils are led by 6-1 senior outside hitter Caroline Grattan, a Temple recruit. Senior setter Kate Borelli also has been solid after a move to the right side after staring the year at libero.

— Bill Beckner Jr.

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