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NORTH ALLEGHENY VARSITY GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL
PINE-RICHLAND STOPS LADY TIGERS, 3-1
The Pine-Richland Rams defeated the Lady Tigers, 3-1, at Pine-Richland on Thursday night. The Rams won the first two games, 25-23 and 25-8, before NA came back to win game three, 25-21. Game four went down to the wire with PR pulling out a 27-25 victory.
The NA record fell to 1-1 in section, 3-1 overall. The Lady Tigers will host the NA Invitational tomorrow beginning at 8:30 am. The varsity tournament will be held in the Senior High gym while the JV tournament will be in the Baierl Center.
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LADY TIGERS BLANK SHALER, 3-0, AS SECTION PLAY BEGINS
Coach Dan Schall's Lady Tigers knocked off the Shaler Area Titans, 3-0, as they opened defense of their section title at Shaler on Tuesday night. NA won the first game, 25-16, dropped game two, 27-25, but came back to win the final two games, 25-13 and 25-22.
Senior MH Rachel Schillinger paced NA to the victory with 16 kills and 12 perfect passes to target. Senior MH Julienne Moots added 10 kills while sophomore Michele Osterrieder posted nine. Sophomore setter Allyson Hodnik assisted on 26 kills while senior Amanda Posteraro was right behind with 25 assists. Junior Ellen Howarth led with six blocks while senior setter Cara Davies had 14 passes to target. Senior DS Marie Trombulak record 12 perfect passes and two aces while senior opposite Caitlin Krepp recorded 11 perfect passes.
The win gave NA a 1-0 mark in section and a 3-0 overall record in dual match. The Lady Tigers will travel to Pine-Richland tomorrow night to meet the Rams in a tough early season section match. The scheduled starting time is set for 7:00 pm.
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LADY TIGERS FALL IN SECOND ROUND OF SHALER INVITATIONAL
Coach Dan Schall's Lady Tigers advanced to the second round of the Shaler Invitational on Saturday but were eliminated by losses to Seneca Valley and Maplewood. Twenty-four of the top teams in Pennsylvania participated in the tournament. NA advanced to the second or Gold Pool by winning four of six games against Cambridge Springs, Norwin, and Spring Grove.
Senior middle hitter Rachel Schillinger tops the statistics for NA with 22 kills, 11 digs, 4 blocks, and 4 perfect passes to target. Sophomore OH Michele Osterrieder posted 16 kills, along with 3 passes to target, while senior MH Julienne Moots came through with 12 kills. Defensively, senior setter Cara Davies had 17 digs, senior DS Marie Trombulak and senior setter Amanda Posteraro had 13 each, while senior opposite Caitlin Krepp had 11. Davies served six aces while Posteraro served five aces and had 18 assists. Sophomore setter Allyson Hodnik set 10 kills.
The Lady Tigers return to Shaler tonight for a Section 2 match against the Titans. Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY (NA ONLY)
NORTH ALLEGHENY RESULTS
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LADY TIGERS BLANK HAMPTON, 3-0
Coach Dan Schall's Lady Tigers won their second straight non-section match with a 3-0 victory over Hampton at the Senior High gym on Wednesday night. The Tigers downed the Talbots 25-14 in game one, 25-20 in the second game, and put away the match with a 25-19 victory in game three.
Leading the way for the Lady Tigers were senior Rachel Schillinger with 10 kills, senior Julienne Moots with seven kills and two blocks, and sophomore Michele Osterrieder with six. Senior setter Amanda Posteraro had 12 assists along with three serving aces while sophomore setter Allyson Hodnik also set 12 kills. Senior DS Marie Trombulak led with 11 perfect passes to target, 5 digs and two aces. Senior Cara Davies had 10 perfect passes along with two aces while senior Caitlin Krepp chipped in with 8 passes to target.
NA will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Shaler for the Shaler Invitational. Matches will begin at 9:00 am.
(Thanks again to Steve Elmore for the statistics used in this report!)
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LADY TIGERS EDGE LEBO IN FIVE, 3-2
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Coach Dan Schall's Lady Tigers came up big in game five with a 15-7 win to give them a 3-2 victory over Mt. Lebanon at the Senior High gym on Tuesday night. Strong play at the net by seniors Rachel Schillinger and Julienne Moots paced the non-section win.
In game one, the Tigers started quickly when senior setter Amanda Posteraro served a pair of aces as NA built a 4-0 lead. After a Schillinger kill made it 7-3, Lebo rallied behind junior OH Juliana Traut to score five straight points and take an 8-7 advantage. The teams traded points until a kill by Moots put NA on top, 11-10. Senior DS Marie Trombulak came in to serve four straight points, including two aces. Once again, Mt. Lebanon came back. With Sara Waller serving, the Blue Devils picked up five straight points to go back on top, 17-14. Schillinger and junior MH Ellen Howarth led a Tiger rally that tied the game at 18. After sophomore OH Michele Osterrieder picked up a kill and Lebo committed an error, NA was back ahead, 21-20. The Blue Devils, however, scored the final five points behind the serving of Juliana Traut as Mt. Lebanon won game one, 25-21.
The Lady Tigers regrouped to win game two. After falling behind 3-0, NA rallied to go ahead 7-5. Schillinger and Moots combined for a block, Osterrieder another kill and senior setter Cara Davies an ace during the run. NA extended the margin to 11-6 with sophomore setter Allyson Hodnik picking up a block to go with several Lebo errors. Schillinger's kill made it 17-12 before the Blue Devils made another run. Once again, Waller served five straight points before Schillinger's tip put NA back ahead, 18-17. A kill by Schillinger down the middle, an Osterrieder blast and an ace served up by Schillinger extended the NA margin to 24-19. Lebo closed to within two before Moots' kill ended things with NA winning game two, 25-22.
After an early 3-3 tie in game three, the Lady Tigers went on a run. Moots picked up three straight points on two blocks and a dink to push NA ahead 7-3. After Juliana Traut brought Lebo back into a 7-7 tie, Osterrieder's kill and an ace by Schillinger gave the Tigers a 10-7 advantage. Once again, Lebo came back. With Alicia Revitsky and Rosemary Calland leading the way, the Blue Devils jumped out to a 15-13 lead. Posteraro came off the bench to serve four straight points with Schillinger scoring on a dink and Hodnik dropping in a left hand tap. Lebo again came back to tie the game at 19 before NA took control. Down the stretch NA outscored Lebo, 6-1, to win the third game, 25-20. Schillinger's ace finished off the Blue Devils as the Tigers took a 2-1 advantage into game four.
After Waller served two aces to start game four, the Tigers came back behind Schillinger, Osterrieder, and Moots, along with a pair of aces served by Davies, to build an 8-3 advantage. Lebo continued to come back with the Traut sisters, Juliana and Kathryn, combining for four points as Lebo went on top 10-8. With the teams tied at 13, senior OH Katie Elmore blocked for a point and followed with a kill to give NA a 15-13 lead. A kill by Schillinger and a block by Howarth pushed the lead to 18-14. Kills by Osterrieder and Moots, along with another left hand tip by Hodnik, gave the Tigers a 24-20 lead with match point at hand. Lebo would not give up, however, and scored the final six points to win game four, 26-24.
Early in game five, the teams exchanged points. With the game tied at 4, a kill by Moots pushed NA ahead for good. With NA ahead 7-6, the Tigers went on an 8-1 run to win the game and the match. After Elmore picked up a point on a kill, Posteraro served six straight points including two aces. After a violation brought Lebo back to 14-7, the match ended when Posteraro's tip hit the net, rolled over and was touched by a Lebo player for the game and match winner. The Lady Tigers won a hard-earned 3-2 victory.
Schillinger led the statistical parade with 17 kills and 17 passes to target. For her efforts, the North Allegheny Sports Network selected Rachel Schillinger as the Player of the Match. Osterrieder pitched in with 13 kills while Moots added eight. Posteraro picked up 26 assists that led to kills while Hodnik was good on 18 passes for kills. At the net, Moots blocked three and assisted on four while Howard had two blocks and five assisted blocks. Senior Kelly Scherer had 17 passes to target, Davies picked up 14, and Trombulak 12. Posteraro served up five aces, Schillinger four, and Davies three as NA put together a good team effort in the victory.
The Lady Tigers will be back in action tonight when they host the Hampton Talbots in a non-section contest. Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
(Thanks to Steve Elmore for the statistics used in this report)
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LADY TIGERS DEFEATED BY SENECA VALLEY IN QUARTERFINALS
Coach Dan Schall's Lady Tigers fell to Seneca Valley, 25-23, in the quarterfinals of the Montour Tournament on Saturday. Seneca went on the the finals where they were defeated by Hopewell in the championship game. NA finished in 5th place, winning six games and losing four.
In pool play, NA finished in third place with a record of 5-3. The Lady Tigers defeated Quaker Valley twice, McDowell twice, split with Peters Township and lost two to Hempfield. In the playoffs, NA edged Moon, 25-23, in the first round before dropping the close decision to Seneca Valley in the quarterfinals. With the Lady Tigers trailing 21-16, the serving and defense of senior Marie Trombulak sparked an NA rally that fell short.
Leading NA in the tournament was outstanding defensive play by Trombulak and seniors Cara Davies and Caitlin Krepp. NA used solid setting by sophomore Allyson Hodnik and senior Amanda Posteraro. The leading offensive contributors were senior middle hitters Rachel Schillinger and Julienne Moots along with sophomore OH Michele Osterrieder.
The Lady Tigers return home tonight when they host the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils at the Senior High court. The North Allegheny Sports Network will be there to broadcast the game LIVE on the internet beginning with the pre-game show at 6:50 pm. Be sure to join Don Vandergrift and Bob Caldwell for all the action. Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
(Thanks to Coach Schall and Steve Elmore for information in this report!)
TOURNAMENT RESULTS - NA ONLY
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