The Susquehannock boys' volleyball team got its District 3 Class 2-A journey started in impressive fashion on Thursday night.
The next step, however, promises to be a whole lot more difficult.
The ninth-seeded Warriors (6-7) swept to a 25-19, 25-15, 25-23 victory over eighth-seeded Wyomissing (8-7) at Cocalico High School.
That advanced Susquehannock into the District 3 2-A quarterfinals on Monday, at top-seeded Northeastern (16-0). The Bobcats are ranked No. 1 the state in 2-A by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association and have won five straight PIAA 2-A state titles.
In Thursday's victory, Susquehannock was led by Tanner Bonitz (eight kills, nine digs), Jacob Williams (eight kills, five digs) and Jon Lippy (17 assists, six digs).
Central York 3, Conestoga Valley 0: At Central York, the defending District 3 Class 3-A champion Panthers kicked off their quest to defend their crown with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-18 sweep of the visitors.
Cole Johnson posted 12 kills, seven digs, two assists, a block and an ace to lead the Central attack. Brock Anderson added 34 assists and 10 digs to the victorious effort.
The fourth-seeded Panthers moved to 13-2 on the season and advance to the quarterfinals on Monday, when they’ll face No. 12 Chamberburg (10-7), which upset No. 5 Exeter (11-3) on Thursday, 3-2. The quarterfinal will take place at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Valley High School.
Conestoga Valley finished 8-8.
Cocalico 3, Dover 1: At Manheim Central, Dover's season ended with a 25-14, 18-25, 25-17, 27-25 loss in a District 3 Class 2-A first-round match.
The 10th-seeded Eagles finished 7-8. Seventh-seeded Cocalico improved to 11-7.