Tigers Reach Semifinals At Derry Invitational

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The North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team was a semifinalist this weekend at the Derry Invitational Tournament.  Following pool play, the Tigers defeated West Shamokin, 25-9, in the first round of the tournament playoffs and topped Norwin, 25-18, in the quarterfinals.  In the semifinals, NA narrowly fell to Penn-Trafford, 25-23.  The Warriors went on to beat Fox Chapel in the tournament championship.

North Allegheny had several sterling performances at the Derry Invitational, including senior Nikola Topich who tallied a team-high 42 kills and added 16 digs.  Freshman Canyon Tuman posted 24 kills and was strong at the net with eight blocks. Setter Jeremy Best not only led the Tigers with 113 assists but notched a team-best nine blocks. Senior Ethan DeRubbo led defensively with 38 digs, helped by senior David Henderson’s 25 digs. Henderson also paced the Tigers with six aces. Adding to the big swings of Topich and Tuman, senior Alex Treser collected 22 kills and posted five blocks.

North Allegheny returns to section play on Tuesday night with a visit to Butler at 7:00 pm.

Pool F
NA defeated Hempfield 2-0 (25-13; 25-17)
NA defeated Fort LeBoeuf 2-0 (25-13; 25-18)
Pool V 
NA split with Shaler 1-1 (25-12; 23-25)
NA defeated Fox Chapel 2-0 (25-23; 25-23)
1st round, NA defeated West Shamokin 25-9
Quarters, NA defeated Norwin 25-18
Semis, NA lost to Penn-Trafford 23-25