Tigers Win Shaler Invitation Crown Ahead of WPIAL Playoffs
The North Allegheny boys’ volleyball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday by claiming the title at the Shaler Invitational. The Tigers defeated both Cochranton and Altoona by 2-0 scores before sweeping McDowell and Meadville, 3-0, in the Power Pool. In the tournament playoffs, the Tigers topped McDowell again in the semifinals, 25-18, and defeated Cochranton for the tournament crown, 25-18.
Leading the way for NA was senior Cole Dorn who powered the team with 22 kills. Junior Jax Wilhite tallied 18 kills, followed by junior Nico Sfeir with 17 kills. Senior Jack Birch totaled 16 kills and senior Caleb Schall contributed 14 kills.
At the net, Schall, Sfeir, Birch and junior Varun Kaveti each posted four blocks. Senior libero Ryan Treser led the team in digs with 28 and added a team-high four aces. Sophomore Will Hahn also tallied four aces to help keep NA’s opponents off-balance.
In addition to Treser, LaMay tallied 22 digs, followed by Schall and Hahn with 20 and 19 digs, respectively. Schall distributed a team-best 72 assists and senior Jake Koch chipped in with 24 assists.
North Allegheny will begin WPIAL Class AAA postseason play this week as the No. 2 seed. The four-time reigning WPIAL champs will play host to a quarterfinal matchup on Thursday night. The Tigers will face the winner of the Upper St. Clair/Greater Latrobe meet to be played Tuesday. For a look at the WPIAL Class AAA bracket, click here. All NA playoff games will be broadcast on the North Allegheny Sports Network.