High school volleyball roundup: Shaler tops Penn-Trafford in quarterfinals
Annie Bozzo recorded 19 kills and five aces, and Shaler recovered from a 25-11 loss in the first game to beat Penn-Trafford, 3-1, on Tuesday in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal at North Hills.
The Titans outlasted Penn-Trafford, 27-25, in the second game before winning the third and fourth by scores of 25-16 and 25-13.
“It was really important for us to win that second game,” Shaler coach Kris Ruppert said.
Bozzo scored four of her aces in the third game when Shaler closed on a 9-0 run.
Shaler will face Bethel Park at 6 p.m. Thursday at Chartiers Valley.
Bethel Park 3, Pine-Richland 0 — The No. 7 seeded Black Hawks swept a quarterfinal contest at North Hills by game scores of 25-19, 25-20, 25-23.
North Allegheny 3, Hempfield 0 — After a quarterfinal-round victory in straight sets, North Allegheny will play Norwin in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chartiers Valley.
Norwin 3, Seneca Valley 2 — Trailing 2-0, the Knights rallied to win the final three sets 25-22, 25-16 and 15-13, to complete the comeback in the Class AAA quarterfinals.
Freeport 3, Central Valley 1 — Zoe Pawlak had 15 kills and nine aces, and Alexis Schrecengost had seven kills and 24 service points to lead Freeport to a win in the Class A quarterfinals at Fox Chapel. Freeport will play Knoch in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday at North Hills.
Hopewell 3, Seton-La Salle 1 — Fourth-seeded Hopewell won 25-21, 25-21, 13-25, 25-23 in its Class AA quarterfinal match at Chartiers Valley. Hopewell will play in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at North Hills.
Indiana 3, Elizabeth Forward 0 — At Fox Chapel, the No. 1 seeded Little Indians swept a Class AA quarterfinal match.
Knoch 3, Thomas Jefferson 1 — Senior Celina Sanks finished with 12 kills and six blocks, while Schaely Renfrew and Mary Zellhart added eight and six kills, respectively, for No. 6 Knoch (16-2), which won the Class AA quarterfinal by game scores of 25-22, 25-23, 18-25 and 25-19. Rachel Stover finished with 18 kills to lead No. 3 Thomas Jefferson (17-1).
Bishop Canevin 3, Serra Catholic 0 — The top-seeded Crusaders swept their way through the Class A quarterfinals with scores of 25-7, 25-19 and 25-18 at Baldwin. Bishop Canevin will play Neshannock in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at North Allegheny.
Greensburg Central Catholic 3, Carlynton 0 — The second-seeded Centurions won in a sweep, 25-22, 25-19 and 25-17, in the Class A quarterfinals at Baldwin. Greensburg Central Catholic will play OLSH in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday at North Allegheny.
Neshannock 3, Shenango 2 — Neshannock, the No. 12 seed in Class A, won in upset fashion, taking the fifth game 15-13 over No. 4 Shenango at Avonworth.
OLSH 3, West Shamokin 1 — At Avonworth, Lexie Yoho had 20 kills to lead No. 3 OLSH to a 25-15, 25-15, 19-25, 25-20 victory in the Class A quarterfinals. Amanda Wensel led No. 6 West Shamokin with 13 kills.