BLOG: York County teams set for PIAA second-round play


Saturday, the season continues for three York County teams in their quests for PIAA state titles.

The Kennard Dale Rams celebrate after winning the District 3 girls lacrosse championship at Hershey Park Stadium, Thursday, May 26, 2016.
John A. Pavoncello photo

The day starts in West Grove at Avon Grove High School, where the Kennard-Dale girls' lacrosse team takes on Conestoga in a second-round contest. The District 3 champion Rams (23-1) advanced to this game by defeating Pine-Richland, 12-9, on Wednesday. Conestoga (21-1) began the season 18-0 before falling early in the District 1 tournament and eventually securing the final state spot out that district.

Conestoga secured a 16-11 victory over Manheim Township during its unbeaten start to the year. The Rams defeated Manheim Township, 17-15, in the District 3 semifinals on their way to securing the first girls' lacrosse district title in York-Adams history.

Their match begins at 11 a.m.

Kennard-Dale girls advance to lacrosse quarterfinals

At noon, at Exeter Township High School in Berks County, the York Suburban boys' volleyball team continues its PIAA Class AA journey against Holy Redeemer.

Suburban is ranked No. 5 in the state in Class AA in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings. Holy Redeemer is ranked sixth.

The Trojans (16-4), the second seed out of District 3, are in the quarterfinals thanks to a 23-15, 25-15, 25-9 victory on Wednesday against The Academy at Palumbo.

Holy Redeemer (16-0) is the top seed out of District 2. The Blazers dropped their first set during a first-round 19-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 state victory against District 3 third seed Lancaster Menonnite on Wednesday.

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL: York County AA teams flex muscles

And last, but certainly not least, at 2 p.m., the District 3 champion Northeastern boys' volleyball team picks up its pursuit of the team's fourth straight PIAA Class AA state crown in a match against Nanticoke, also at Exeter.

The Bobcats are the top-ranked Class AA team in those same PVCA rankings and their opposition sits at No. 8.

The three-time defending PIAA champion Bobcats (20-0) cruised past Crestwood in their opener, 25-6, 25-11, 25-12. Nanticoke (14-2), the second seed out of District 2, scored a 25-15, 25-14, 25-17 victory against Cardinal O'Hare in their opener.

Should both the Bobcats and the Trojans win, they will meet in the state semifinals on Tuesday, June 7, at a site and time yet to be determined — most likely at a nearby York County school.