York Suburban, York Catholic earn berths in District 3 girls' volleyball finals
Two York-Adams League teams will play for District 3 girls' volleyball championships on Tuesday night.
York Suburban and York Catholic advanced to the title games with 3-1 victories on Saturday afternoon. Both of those wins came over other Y-A programs.
In Class 3-A, Y-A Division II champion Suburban defeated D-I co-champion Spring Grove, 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23. The Trojans improved to 16-0, while Spring Grove finished at 11-3.
The No. 2 seed Trojans will now travel to New Holland in Lancaster County to face No. 1 seed Garden Spot (16-1) in the championship match at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Garden Spot won its semifinal over No. 4 seed Fleetwood, 25-21, 25-20, 25-13. Fleetwood finished 14-2.
Suburban will enter that match at No. 4 in the state in 3-A, according to the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, while Garden Spot is No. 2. Spring Grove had been ranked No. 6 in the state in 3-A.
In Class 2-A, Y-A D-III champion York Catholic earned its third victory of the season vs. its parochial rival, Delone Catholic, 21-25, 25-11, 25-15, 25-19.
The No. 2 seed Lady Irish improved to 13-0, while No. 3 seed Delone finished at 10-3, with all three losses coming to the Irish.
The Irish were led by Lindsey Beck (30 assists), Drew Kile (14 digs, four aces), Hope Leavy-Gaskins (22 kills, two aces, four digs), Madeline Walker (13 digs, two aces) and Shannon Toomey (five kills, three blocks).
In the title match at 7 p.m. Tuesday, York Catholic will visit No. 1 seed Trinity, which moved to 13-0 with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-8 victory over No. 4 seed Littlestown, which finished at 8-5. Littlestown was led by Hailey Riley (six kills, eight digs, five assists) and Carli Thayer (eight digs, five assists).
Trinity will enter Tuesday's battle ranked No. 2 in the state in 2-A, while the Irish are No. 4. Trinity is the defending District 3 2-A champion.
Other Y-A teams fall: While Suburban and York Catholic moved to district finals in girls' volleyball, the news wasn't as good for the other Y-A teams involved in district semifinals on Saturday.
Dallastown, Susquehannock and York Catholic lost in boys' soccer action, Bermudian Springs and York Catholic lost in girls' soccer, and Bermudian fell in field hockey. The only other Y-A team to advance to a district final was the Fairfield girls' soccer program, which moved on because of a forfeit.
Dallastown dropped a 4-A boys' soccer semifinal at Manheim Township, 3-0. No. 7 seed Dallastown finished 11-4-1. No. 3 seed Manheim Twp. improved to 14-2-0.
Y-A D-II champion Susquehannock dropped a 3-A boys' soccer semifinal at home to Fleetwood, 2-1. It was the first loss of the season for the top-seeded Warriors, who finished 13-1. No. 5 seed Fleetwood improved to 13-3. Mason Kaifer scored Susquehannock's goal.
No. 3 seed York Catholic suffered a 3-2 loss to No. 2 seed Camp Hill in a 1-A boys' soccer semifinal. The Y-A D-III champion Irish suffered their first loss of the season and finished 11-1-1. No. 2 seed Camp Hill moved to 10-1-2.
In 2-A girls' soccer, Bermudian was no match for Wyomissing, dropping a 7-0 decision. No. 1 seed Wyomissing is 18-1. No. 4 seed Bermudian, the Y-A D-III co-champion, finished 10-2-1.
In 1-A girls' soccer, No. 1 seed Fairfield advanced to the championship when No. 4 seed High Point Baptist was forced to forfeit because of COVID-19 issues. Y-A D-III co-champion Fairfield is now 11-1-1.
In Tuesday's title game, Fairfield will face No. 2 seed Mount Calvary Christian (14-1-0) at 7 p.m. at Gettysburg High School. Mount Calvary downed No. 3 seed York Catholic, 7-3 in the other semifinal. York Catholic finished 9-4.
In 1-A field hockey, Y-A D-IV champion Bermudian dropped its first match of the season to Newport, 1-0. No. 2 seed Bermudian finished 14-1. No. 3 seed Newport improved to 9-2.
— Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.