Ambridge Kings Again in WPIAL AA Boys Volleyball by Beating Derry
Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 8:18 AM
Ambridge won their fourth WPIAL Class AA championship in the past five years in dramatic fashion defeating Derry in a comeback victory 18-25, 14-25, 25-12, 25-23, 15-8. on Friday night at Chartiers Valley High School.
In the first two games Ambidge never led by more than two points early. Ambridge led 5-3 in the first game when Derry went on a 12-5 run to take control of the game.
In game two Ambridge led 4-2 and Derry scored the next 7 and cruised to victory. Matt Vasinko had numerous kills for the Trojans.
Game three Lee Smith for Ambridge came alive and pretty much was unstoppable.
Game four Ambridge jumped to a 17-11 lead and Derry was able to make a comeback and cut the lead to 23-22 but Dan Zajac for Ambridge came up big to make it 24-22. Derry's Jeremy Hauser made it 24-23 and Derry was serving to tie but Lee Smith made sure it would go to game five with a kill.
It was all Smith in game five kills. He had five kills and a block to lead the Bridgers to the championship. Smith ended with 26 kills and 4 blocks unofficially. Matt Vasinko led Derry with 15 kills unofficially.
Both teams qualify for the PIAA tournament which starts Tuesday.
Ambridge : 18 – 14 – 25 – 25 – 15
Derry : 25 – 25 – 12 – 23 – 8
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