NA Invitational Title For Top-Ranked Tigers
The North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team laid claim to its third NA Invitational title this season, defeating Fox Chapel on Saturday, 25-14.
The Tigers cruised to an 8-0 record during pool play to earn the No. 1 seed. In the tournament semifinals, NA topped Ambridge 25-10 before its championship victory against the Foxes. Also competing at the event was Latrobe and Cochranton. For complete tournament results, click here.
Individually, senior Gavin Owens paced the offense with 26 kills, followed by senior Garrett Hrvoich’s 24 kills. Also touching double figures in kills were Cole Dorn (16), Luke Constantakis (13) and Timmy Ditka (10). At the net, Ditka stuffed opponents with a team-best seven blocks. David Sanfillipo contributed five blocks and Jack Birch posted four.
Defensively, senior Peter Carioto led the team with 23 digs, while Owens and Dorn added 22 and 20 digs, respectively. Junior Ryan Treser notched 15 digs and a team-best seven aces. Junior setters Jack Koch and Caleb Schall distributed 61 and 38 assists, respectively.
The top-ranked Tigers will return to section play on Tuesday night with a home date with the Butler Golden Tornado. The match will be broadcast live via the North Allegheny Sports Network.