PREP: Suburban drops showdown of state v-ball powers
Two of the top Class 2-A boys' volleyball teams in Pennsylvania went toe-to-toe on Monday night in a five-game thriller.
When the dust cleared, visiting Manheim Central escaped with a 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 15-8 triumph at York Suburban.
Suburban entered the game ranked No. 4 in 2-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, while Manheim Central is ranked No. 2.
Jack Schultz (14 kills, six digs), Nick Bowman (20 digs), Zach Weinstein (eight kills, eight digs, 17 assists) and Noah Chojnacki (17 assists) were Suburban's statistical leaders.
Hershey 3, Spring Grove 1: At Hershey, the Rockets dropped the non-league match, 25-13, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19. Noah Wilson led the Rockets with eight kills and four digs. Also for Spring Grove, Luke Hoffnagle had 13 assists, four digs, three kills and four blocks, while Mason Staub had seven kills. Spring Grove won the JV match, 2-1.
Chambersburg 1, Spring Grove 0: At Chambersburg, despite pitching a combined no-hitter, the Rockets still fell to the Trojans after giving up the game’s only run in the bottom of the seventh. Buzz Schuchart walked two Chambersburg hitters with one out in the inning and then reliever Alex Shaffer hit the first man he saw to load the bases. The winning run was driven in on a sacrifice fly by Chambersburg’s Spencer Hockensmith. Schuchart was credited with the loss for the Rockets, allowing eight walks in the start.
Dover 9, Eastern York 5: At Wrightsville, the Eagles broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth, plating six runs to take the lead for good. Wil Fetrow led the Eagles by going 3 for 3, including a triple, with two RBIs. Also for Dover, Andrew Chronister went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs, Jeremy Bentzel went 2 for 4 with a triple and two runs scored, Trevor Staub went 2 for 5 with one run scored and Trey Neiman doubled. For the Golden Knights, Bren Taylor tripled with two RBIs and Emmit Silar went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and one run.
Red Lion 8, Red Land 5 (9 innings): C.J. Czerwinski's three-run triple in the top of the ninth lifted Red Lion to the non-league win. Czerwinski also finished up on the mound. Red Lion improved to 8-1 overall. Cole Delp homered for the winners.
Kennard-Dale 4, York Suburban 3: At Fawn Grove, the Rams rallied to knock off the Trojans in the bottom of the seventh, winning on a walk-off walk to Ben Lowe. The RBI walk was one of two RBIs on the day for Lowe, while Joey Thomas and Ben Stewart each drove in a run for K-D. Lucas Richardson drove in two runs for Suburban, while also belting a double.
Northern York 6, West York 1: At Dillsburg, the Bulldogs trailed 5-0 after two innings and were unable to recover, dropping the non-league contest. Zion Neuman led the Bulldogs with a triple and one run scored.
Northern York 17, West York 11: At Dillsburg, the Bulldogs led 8-1 going into the bottom of the second but were unable to hold the lead and dropped the non-league contest. Gabrielle Ilyes led the Bulldogs by going 3 for 5, including two doubles, with three runs scored one RBI. Also for West York, Alexis Colon went 2 for 2 with three RBIs, Leah Jameson went 2 for 3, including a double, with four runs scored, Paige Weekly went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs and Skylar Sweitzer went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Central York 4, Chambersburg 3: At Central York, Courtney Coppersmith led the Panthers by throwing a complete game, striking out six and walking two. Briana Smith doubled with three RBIs for Central, while Delaney Boylan went 2 for 3. Central is now 9-1 overall.
Eastern York 4, Susquehannock 3: At Glen Rock, the Golden Knights erased a 2-1 lead with a three-run top of the seventh to beat the Warriors. Eastern got two hits apiece from Morgan Winter, Morgan Dobbeck and Amber Forry, while Winter also doubled. Tyler Williams, Anna Bryan and Kendra Gemmill led the Susquehannock offense with two hits each.
York Tech 8, Wyomissing 7: At Spry, Mariah Hilbert led the Spartans to the non-league victory by throwing a complete game, striking out one and walking none. Teammate Brooke Glass went 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
West York 4, York Country Day 1: At West York, the Bulldogs received singles victories from Augustine Citrone and Tim Pickard. Noah Sanderson and Jack Citrone captured the No. 1 doubles match, while Jacob Landis and Aaron Stover won the No. 2 doubles match. For the Greyhounds, Kilian Schaffer won the No. 1 singles match.
Red Lion 4, Susquehannock 1: At Glen Rock, the Lions swept all three singles points behind Alec Shue, Riley Krout and Cameron Wheeler. The Red Lion team of Kyle Palmieri/Phil Zeidman won at No. 2 doubles. Susquehannock’s only point came at No. 1 doubles, courtesy of a three-set win by Zachary Beam and Colton Mumley.
York Suburban 3, Dover 2: the Trojans received a singles victory from Tyr Abendshoen when he captured the No. 1 match. Teammates Tom Platts and Shobhit Khurana combined to win the No. 1 doubles match, while Robbie Bell and Liam Waterbury combined to win the No. 2 doubles match. For the Eagles, Michael Kozuch and Truman Metz each won a singles match.
South Western 4, York Catholic 1: At Hanover, T.J. McGraw and Nicholas Anzalone picked up York Catholic's only point with a straight-sets win at No. 1 doubles.