Tigers Batter Rams For Section Win, 3-0

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In their first home section match of the season, the North Allegheny Tigers punished the Pine-Richland Rams in a 3-0 sweep of their neighborhood rivals. The Tigers ransacked the Rams by set scores of 25-7, 25-15 and 25-18.

The Tigers set the tone for the entire contest with a 10-0 lead to begin the night. Senior setter M.J. Barton tallied four aces in the opening set and North Allegheny breezed to a 25-7 victory.

Pine-Richland made set two a bit more competitive and held an 8-7 lead early on. However, North Allegheny caught fire with an 11-2 run to take an 18-10 advantage. Senior Eric Visgitis, a University of Mount Olive recruit, picked apart Pine-Richland with four kills to help NA claim a 25-15 victory in the second set. Visgitis finished with six kills and four blocks.

The Tigers systematically dismantled the Rams in the final set, 25-18, with the blistering swings and devastating serves of Canyon Tuman.  The junior outside hitter totaled a team-high 11 kills and six aces on the  night, capturing Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.

Demonstrating the team’s great depth, several Tigers checked in off the bench to make contributions to the win. Junior Josh LaMay posted four kills, while junior Jake Barber and senior Josh Duch totaled three kills each.

North Allegheny improves to 2-0 in section play while Pine-Richland slips to 0-1 in the section. The Tigers will compete in the Derry Invitational on Saturday.

Boys Volleyball Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 3-30-17

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