PREP ROUNDUP: South Western, Spring Grove tie for York-Adams D-I girls' volleyball title

Spring Grove's Angalyn Strouse is seen here in action against Central York earlier this season. Strouse had nine kills on Thursday in the Rockets' win over Northeastern.

South Western and Spring Grove will share the York-Adams Division I girls' volleyball championship.

Both teams cruised to 3-0 victories on Thursday night to finish at 10-2 in division action. Spring Grove looks like a safe bet to get a district berth in 3-A. The Rockets are No. 3 in the latest power ratings. South Western, meanwhile, is a little less secure at No. 6 in 4-A. 

The top eight teams in the final power ratings after Saturday's action will make the district playoffs in 4-A and 3-A.

The Mustangs got their piece of the title with a 25-11, 25-10, 25-4 win over visiting Dover. Emma Filipovits led the Mustangs with 11 kills, 11 digs and six aces. Also for South Western, Makayla Dyson had 20 assists and five digs, Sarah Nicholl had eight kills and Kirby Meyer had 14 digs.

Spring Grove, meanwhile, downed visiting Northeastern on Thursday night. 25-13, 25-9, 25-20. The Spring Grove stat leaders were Maddie Ruhland (30 assists), Hailey Wolfe (15 kills, 12 digs), Nevaeh Wolfe (eight kills, three digs, five aces) and Angalyn Strouse (nine kills). Northeastern's leaders were Ava Hunt (nine kills) and Jade Shellenberger (21 assists).


York Suburban 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Suburban, the Trojans finished off a perfect Y-A D-II season at 14-0 with a 25-7, 25-15, 25-7 victory. Eliana Rodgers led the Trojans with 13 kills, eight aces and five digs. Also for Suburban, Caitlin Springer had 30 assists and three aces, Zoe Haines had five kills and three blocks and Mackenzie Corsa had four aces and nine digs. Suburban is now headed to District 3 3-A action. The Trojans were No. 2 in the latest district 3-A power ratings.

York Catholic 3, York Tech 0: At Spry, the Irish finished off a perfect 12-0 Y-A D-III season with a 25-12, 25-7, 25-12 victory. Individually for the Irish, Shannon Toomey had six kills and three digs. Also for YC, Luisa Stout had three aces and five digs, Lindsey Beck had 10 assists and Drew Kile had four aces. YC had shared the D-III title in 2018 and 2019 with Delone Catholic. The Irish won the outright title this year. The Irish are now headed to the District 3 Class 2-A playoffs. They are the No. 2 seed in the latest power ratings.

Delone Catholic 3, Fairfield 0: At McSherrystown, the Squirettes rolled to their ninth consecutive victory, 25-7, 25-7, 25-15. Delone is now 10-2 overall, with its only two losses to unbeaten York Catholic. The Squirettes are No. 3 in the latest District 3 2-A power ratings. The top four teams in 2-A in the final power ratings will make the district field. Delone's leaders on Thursday were Shalee Clabaugh (10 digs, three aces) and Audrey Sell (15 assists),

Central York 3, Dallastown 2: At Dallastown, the Panthers rallied for the Y-A D-I triumph, 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-9. Central finished 9-3 in the division, while Dallastown finished 7-5. Izzy Ream picked up her 1,800th career assist for Dallastown. Central is No. 9 in the latest District 3 4-A power ratings. Only the top eight in the final power ratings after Saturday's matches will make the district 4-A field.

West York 3, Eastern York 1: At Wrightsville, the Bulldogs triumphed, 22-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-15, to improve to 7-4 in Y-A D-II. Eastern fell to 6-8. The Eastern stat leaders were Sarah Moore (32 digs, 13 kills), Brooklyn Camara (13 kills, eight digs) and Jaide Fochtman (23 assists, four digs).

Bermudian Springs 3, Hanover 0: At York Springs, the Eagles rolled, 25-22, 25-18, 25-9. The Bermudian leaders were Tori Murren (seven kills, 16 digs), Allie Phillips (15 digs) and Jewel Tallman (14 digs, 26 assists).


York Catholic 3, Bermudian Springs 0: At York Springs, the Fighting Irish finished off an unbeaten Y-A D-III season behind a hat trick from Jon Yinger. Ryan Oathout, Dylan Staub and Nathan Anthony had assists. The D-III champion Irish finished the regular season at 11-0-1. They appear headed to the District 3 Class 1-A playoffs. They are No. 3 in the power ratings and the top four in the final power ratings after Saturday's games will make the district 1-A field.

Spring Grove 5, Northeastern 1: At Spring Grove, the Rockets stunned the Y-A D-I champion Bobcats. The Bobcats fell to 11-2, while the Rockets improved to 6-6-2. The loss dropped Northeastern to No. 4 in the District 3 Class 4-A power ratings. Spring Grove moved to No. 11 in the district 3-A power ratings. In both classes, eight teams will advance to the district playoffs.

Susquehannock 2, Gettysburg 0: At Gettysburg, the York County Warriors finished off a perfect Y-A D-II season at 12-0-0. Susquehannock now advances to District 3 3-A action, possibly as the top seed. The Warriors were No. 1 in the latest district 3-A power ratings. 

Littlestown 4, Biglerville 2: At Littlestown, Josh Blose had his fourth hat trick of the season to bring his 2020 goal total to 19. Diego Guzman had Littlestown's other goal. Isiah Kuykendall and Jack Regentin had Biglerville's scores.


Northeastern 4, Spring Grove 2: At Manchester, Logan Jennings led the Bobcats to the Y-A D-I victory by scoring two goals and adding one assist. Also for the Bobcats, Anna Hetherington scored one goal and added one assist, while Jordyn Jennings scored one goal. For the Rockets, Carley Keibler and Ainsley Schwab each scored one goal. Northeastern improved to 9-4-0 and sits at No. 9 in the latest District 3 4-A power ratings. The top eight in the final power ratings after Saturday's games will make the district 4-A field. Northeastern is at Dover (4-9) on Saturday in what is likely a must-win contest for district purposes.

Delone Catholic 2, Hanover 0: At Hanover, Madison O'Brien had a goal an assist to lead Delone. Mary Dizor had the other score.


New Oxford 5, Dover 0: At Dover, the Colonials wrapped up their championship D-II season at 11-1-0. New Oxford moves on to District 3 2-A action. The Colonials were No. 3 in the latest district power ratings.

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