NA Rolls Past North Hills For 66th Consecutive Win
The North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team extended its winning streak to 66 in a row on Tuesday night with a 3-0 sweep North Hills. The host Tigers earned the Section 2-AAA victory by set scores of 25-8, 25-14 and 25-8. For Indians, the loss was their 26th consecutive section defeat.
Kills by Jack Birch, Caleb Schall, Titus LaMay and Cole Dorn gave NA a 4-3 lead in the early going of set one before a 7-0 run opened up an 11-4 lead for the Tigers. North Allegheny dominated the action enroute to a 25-8 win in the opening set. Schall, LaMay and Dorn all had a pair of kills each in the first stanza.
Despite falling behind 6-1 to start the second set, North Hills fought back and knotted the score at 8-8 thanks in part to a pair of kills by sophomore Dane Fazio. However, North Allegheny reasserted its dominance taking 9 of the next 11 points for a 17-9 lead. The Tigers cruised from there and earned a 25-14 win in the second set. Junior Nico Sfeir pounded out six of his team-leading seven kills in the set and was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Match.
North Allegheny controlled the action in the third and final set and jumped to a 14-6 lead. Sophomore Will Hahn sparked the Tigers to a 7-0 run with his exceptional serves, including a pair of aces, as the NA lead grew to 21-6. Senior Ben Huet finished off the Indians with a tip for the final point of the night, capping a 25-8 win in the third set for a 3-0 sweep.
Along with Sfeir’s team-leading seven kills, Dorn totaled six and Huet added five. In a well-rounded performance for the Tigers, senior setter Jake Koch led with 15 assists, Huet and junior Varun Kaveti tallied a team-best three blocks each, and senior libero Ryan Treser posted 19 digs. LaMay, Koch and Hahn chipped in with two aces apiece.
Following the season opening win, North Allegheny will visit Shaler on Thursday night for a battle of top 10 ranked teams in the state. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m.
Boys Volleyball Summary vs. North Hills, 3-29-22
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