Tigers Upended By Central York In PIAA Title Game

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North Allegheny’s quest to repeat as state champions fell just short on Saturday afternoon as Central York defeated the Tigers, 3-0, in the PIAA Class AAA title match. Central York claimed the state crown with set wins of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-19.

As they have all season long, the Tigers talented group of seniors provided NA’s firepower despite the defeat. Senior Mitch Higgins paced the Tigers with a team-high 17 kills and added four digs. Senior David Haus chipped in with nine kills, three digs and a block. Senior Brendan Brown notched a team-high four blocks and provided four kills. On defense, Ethan DeRubbo collected 14 digs and setter Antonios Balouris amassed 29 assists.

North Allegheny’s season ends with a 22-2 overall record and another WPIAL title under its belt. Congratulations to the NA players and coaches for a tremendous season.