2020-2021 Game Summaries
In a final tune-up before the WPIAL playoffs this week, the North Allegheny Tigers captured the title at the Shaler Invitational on Saturday. The top-ranked team in the state went 5-0-1 at the tournament, including a pair of wins over Northeastern, the second-ranked team in Pennsylvania.
The Tigers were sparked by senior middle blocker David Sanfillipo with a team-best 26 kills and .600 hitting percentage, to go along with a team-leading 13 blocks. Seniors Michael Mosbacher and Garrett Hrvoich helped power the offense as well with 25 and 24 kills, respectively. Mosbacher also tallied a team-best six service aces. Junior setter Caleb Schall posted five aces and facilitated the NA attack with 108 assists. On defense, Peter Carioto led with 33 digs and Ryan Treser contributed 30 digs.
North Allegheny will await the release of the WPIAL Class AAA playoff brackets this week. The Tigers are vying for a fourth straight WPIAL crown and a third straight state championship.
The North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 sweep at Pine-Richland in the Section 2-AAA finale on Thursday night. The Tigers captured their 57th consecutive win by set scores of 25-10, 25-16 and 25-16.
It was a well-balanced performance with most of the Tigers contributing to the win. Junior Titus LaMay paced the offense attack with seven kills, followed by senior Gavin Owens’ five kills. Eight players recorded at least three kills on the night.
At the net, junior Jack Birch stuffed the middle with a team-best three blocks. LaMay tallied a team-leading 12 digs, followed by Ryan Treser with six digs. Setters Caleb Schall and Jack Koch notched 21 and 17 assists, respectively.
North Allegheny finishes section play with a 12-0 record. The Tigers will take part in the Shaler Invitational over the weekend before the start of the WPIAL playoffs next week.
Boys Volleyball Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 5-13-21
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In a battle between the top two-ranked teams in the WPIAL, the North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team locked up the Section 2-AAA title on Tuesday night with a 3-1 home win over the Seneca Valley Raiders. The Tigers won by set scores of 25-23, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-14.
As was the case most of the night, the opening set was tightly contested and Seneca Valley held an 18-17 lead before the senior hitting combo of Garrett Hrvoich and Michael Mosbacher helped NA prevail, 25-23. Both Hrvoich and Mosbacher posted five kills in the set on their way to big offensive nights. Hrvoich finished with a team-best 13 kills and Mosbacher tallied 12 kills.
The second set was tied 14-14 when a North Allegheny timeout halted the momentum of a 4-0 run by Seneca Valley. The middle hitters of David Sanfillipo and Timmy Ditka swung the pendulum back toward the Tigers with their deadly accurate swings and timely blocks. As he did to end the first set, Sanfillipo delivered a kill to conclude set two, giving the Tigers a 25-20 win. Sanfillipo tallied 10 kills and four blocks. Ditka finished with 11 kills and was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Match.
Set three featured five lead changes in the early going but Seneca Valley snapped a 10-10 tie with a 4-0 run and led the remainder of the set, breaking through for a 25-23 win. The Raiders were paced by senior Michael Devlin with 15 kills.
The fourth set was deadlocked 4-4 to start but Seneca Valley had no answer for the middle duo of Sanfillipo and Ditka and the Tigers ran away for a 25-14 triumph to clinch the section title.
Contributing to the victory on defense were Peter Carioto and Ryan Treser with 12 and nine digs, respectively. Junior setter Caleb Schall facilitated the offense with 52 assists.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 11-0 overall and in the section. Seneca Valley slides to 9-2 in section play. The Tigers will cap the section slate on Thursday night with a visit to Pine-Richland.
Boys Volleyball Summary vs. Seneca Valley, 5-11-21
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The North Allegheny boys’ volleyball train kept rolling on Thursday night with a 3-1 road win at Fox Chapel in Section 2-AAA action. The Tigers won by set scores of 25-13, 23-25, 25-9 and 25-15.
Helping the Tigers to their 55th consecutive win, David Sanfillipo paced the ream with 13 kills and added three blocks. Senior Gavin Owens tallied 12 kills and 12 digs, while Michael Mosbacher notched 11 kills. Garrett Hrvoich chipped in with 10 kills and Timmy Ditka led the team with four blocks.
Ryan Treser and Peter Carioto posted 12 digs each on defense. Carioto flummoxed the Foxes with three aces and setter Caleb Schall dished out 46 assists.
The win improves North Allegheny’s record to 10-0 overall and in section play. The Tigers will host Seneca Valley on Tuesday night in battle of the top two-ranked teams in Class AAA. The match will be broadcast on the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
On senior night, the North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team breezed by the Butler Golden Tornado for a 3-0 sweep in Section 2-AAA action. The Tigers won their 54th in a row by set scores of 25-8, 25-17 and 25-18.
Setting the tone for the rest of the evening, the opening set was heavily one-sided with the seniors taking center stage. Seniors Michael Mosbacher and Garrett Hvoich led the charge with 10 and nine kills, respectively. Seniors Gavin Owens and David Sanfillipo tallied five kills each.
At the net, senior Timmy Ditka posted a team-best three blocks. Hrvoich and senior Noah Brown contributed to blocks each. Defensively, Owens notched a team-leading eight digs, followed by senior libero Peter Carioto with seven digs and senior defensive specialist Madhu Vuyyuru with six. Senior Luke Contantatakis chipped in with four digs and two kills. Junior Caleb Schall distributed 22 assists and junior Jake Koch added 11. For their efforts, the nine-player senior class was named the Wright Automotive Player(s) of the Game.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 9-0 overall and in section play. Butler dips to 8-7 overall and 5-4 in the section. The Tigers will visit Fox Chapel on Thursday night.
Boys Volleyball Summary vs. Butler, 5-4-21
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