Top-Ranked NA Cruises Past North Hills, 3-0
The North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 victory over the North Hills Indians on Wednesday night in Section 1-AAAA action. The Tigers swept the Indians by set scores of 25-21, 25-18 and 25-16.
The underdog Indians jumped out to a 6-1 lead in set one and held a 21-20 advantage late in the set. However, the three-time reigning state champions returned to form and went on a 5-0 run to end the set for a 25-21 victory. Senior Paige Miller spearheaded North Allegheny’s comeback with six kills and two aces. On the evening, Miller finished with 11 kills, a team-best 11 digs and four aces.
In set two, North Allegheny continued the momentum gained in the previous set and grabbed an 18-10 advantage. Despite a late push from North Hills, the Tigers controlled the action for a 25-18 win. Senior Madison Beer posted three of her five kills in the set and junior Jadyn Perkins broke out the big swings for four kills. Sophomore Mia Tuman added three kills and two aces in the second set.
North Hills senior outside hitter Sydney Ryan did her best to keep the Indians afloat in the third set with six kills, but North Allegheny overwhelmed its opponent for a 25-16 victory. Tuman continued her outstanding all-around performance and finished the evening with a team-best 13 kills and nine digs. For her effort, Tuman was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.
Setting up the bevy of North Allegheny big hitters, senior Paige Morningstar dished out a team-leading 34 assists.
With the win, North Allegheny jumps to 9-0 overall and in Section 1-AAAA. North Hills slips to 3-7 in the section. The Tigers will host Shaler in a showdown for first place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Girls Volleyball Summary vs. North Hills, 10-14-20
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