Volleyball

2013 WPIAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS RESULTS
November 3, 2013
The top seeds advanced all the way to the finals where two of the three were able to reach the high expectations the district steering committee set for them. The Tigers claimed girls volleyball gold for the fourth time, the Yellowjackets for the third time and the close but no cigar Crusaders captured their school first ever volleyball title. Here are all of the results after North Allegheny in Triple-A, Freeport in Double-A and Bishop Canevin in Single-A win titles in the 2013 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs.All matches with (MSA) after the result can be heard archived ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network.2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:North Allegheny Tigers 3 - Bethel Park Black Hawks 0  (MSA)

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North Allegheny, Freeport & Bishop Canevin Win WPIAL Girls Volleyball Gold
November 2, 2013
All three top seeds made it to the WPIAL girls volleyball championship finals Saturday at Chartiers Valley High School while a pair of #2-seeds were joined by a #7-seed in the title match thrills. While Bishop Canevin needed five games to knock out the defending champion Greensburg Central Catholic in Class A, Freeport and North Allegheny needed only the minimum three games to add to their golden collection. Here are the recaps from all three title matches.AAA Finals:  North Allegheny Tigers 3 - Bethel Park Black Hawks 0

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/27/2013
October 27, 2013
While others use smoke and mirrors to trick you, we have a week full of various postseason treats this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We open up the Highway to Heinz with exclusive coverage of all 32 First Round WPIAL football playoff games all starting Friday with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show. We also have high school football regular season finale's from District 6 and District 9 with a pair of college football games, the WPIAL girls volleyball Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championships, the WPIAL boys and girls soccer Semifinals and Championships, plus This Week in the WPIAL  and the WPIAL Football Playoff Pairings Show ALL here at MSAsports.net

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MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Salute – FREEPORT YELLOWJACKETS
October 24, 2013
Last 7 years the Lady Jackets section record has been 90-2. In 2013, Freeport finished 11-1 and as co-champs with Knoch in Class AA Section 4. They are the #2-seed in the Class AA playoffs.This years Lady Jackets are anchored by it's 5 senior players. Returning AA all-state and WPIAL first team outside hitter Alexis Schrecengost (2.6 GPA) along with Section 4-AA All-stars libero Brittany Bianco (3.7 GPA), setter Emily Toy (4.0 GPA)and opposite hitter Megan Sweeny (3.4 GPA).

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2013 MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Playoff Recaps
October 23, 2013
Six of the seven teams that were a part of the 2013 MSA Sports Girls Volleyball Program qualified for the WPIAL postseason. Over the next two weeks, anytime Avonworth, Brentwood, South Side Beaver, Blackhawk, Freeport and West Allegheny hit the court, we will recap their playoff performance right here.WPIAL CLASS AA FIRST ROUND:

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoff Teams – 10/20/2013
October 20, 2013
During the regular season, MSA Sports ranked the Top Ten teams in each of the three classifications at the end of each week. NOw on the brink of the district postseason, we throw our two cents on the table and attempt to seed the 55 playoffs teams. Don't miss exclusive coverage of the 2013 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs only here on the MSA Sports Network.Section record in parenthesis.WPIAL CLASS AAA: 1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (12-0)2)   SHALER TITANS  (12-0)3)   CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (12-0)4)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (10-2)5)   BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (11-1)6)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (11-1)

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/20/2013
The 'Stretch Run' of the 2013 high school football regular season concludes this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have a busy final week of the high school football regular season with FORTY ONE WPIAL, District 6, District 9 and District 10 football games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Friday night kicking off with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show.

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2013 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Standings
October 18, 2013
Here are the latest WPIAL girls volleyball standings for the 2013 season, including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings. Standings will be updated daily through the regular season, leading up to MSA Sports EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2013 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs in October. Also, don't forget to click on the Girls Volleyball sports page for information on the 2013 MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program and don't miss the Hometown Girls Volleyball Show every Monday night at 7:00pm here on MSA Sports.Only section record is shown.MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program teams are capitalized and bolded.

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: AVONWORTH ANTELOPES 3 – Quaker Valley Quakers 2
October 15, 2013
In Hometown Volleyball action the Avonworth Antelopes defeat the Quaker Valley Quakers 3-2 in a back and forth match. Game scores were 25-12, 25-22, 14-25, 24-26, and 16-14.It was a non conference match up, and both teams had clinched playoff berths. QV in AA, and Avonworth in single A. This match was a tune up for the playoffs. The Quakers were on a one game losing streak while the Antelopes had lost three straight, two of them section games.The first game was all Avonworth as the girls were firing on all cylinders. The Lopes never trailed and took a close 14-10 game to 23-10 with great serving by Abby Oberdick and Ericka Thomas. QV had all sorts of problems on service receive and Avonworth won 25-12.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/13/2013
October 13, 2013
The 'Stretch Run' of the 2013 high school football regular season continues with a bang this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have a busy eighth week of the high school football season with FORTY ONE WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 football games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Friday night kicking off with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Volleyball – 10/11/2013
October 11, 2013
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls volleyball rankings for the week ending October 11th...including another NEW #1 team in Class AA. You can check out the new rankings every Friday through the regular season with daily updated girls volleyball standings and weekly matches as well all here on the home for the Hometown Volleyball Program, the MSA Sports Network.Section record in parenthesis.WPIAL CLASS AAA: 1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (10-0) (Last Week #1)2)   SHALER TITANS  (10-0) (Last Week #2)3)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (9-1) (Last Week #3)4)   OAKLAND CATHOLIC EAGLES  (9-1) (Last Week #4)

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: Beaver Bobcats 3 – BLACKHAWK COUGARS 1
October 9, 2013
In Hometown Volleyball action between the Blackhawk Cougars and the Beaver Bobcats at Blackhawk high school, Beaver wins the match 3-1. Game scores were, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22, 25-14.Both teams came into this pivotal section 1 AA match tied with identical 7-1 records and tied for first place with section rival Hopewell. All three teams have clinched a playoff berth, but we're tied as Beaver had a win over Blackhawk, and Hopewell over Beaver, and Blackhawk over Hopewell. This match tonite went a long way to determine the section champion and playoff position.The Cougars play Hopewell next week, while Beaver will take on the Vikings this Thursday night.

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: CHARTIERS-HOUSTON BUCCANEERS 3- Avella Eagles 0
The Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers (3-7 in section play) hosted the Avella Eagles (2-8) in a late season section matchup on a cool Tuesday night in October. The Bucs came out with a solid 3-0 victory to add another win to their section resume.The first game stayed close the entire time with each team trading barbs back and forth for a quite a while. At one point in the game, both teams were tied 11-11. This proved to be an important part in this game and each one after. All 3 games saw this 11-11 similarity and that was the point where the Bucs took over. Sophomore right side hitter and co-captain Kylee Levers led the way with a team high 6 kills in game one. She also added an ace in service to catapult the Bucs to an early 1-0 lead.

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: SOUTH SIDE BEAVER RAMS 3 – Beaver County Christian Eagles 1
October 8, 2013
The South Side Beaver Rams had little trouble with the Beaver County Christian Eagles Monday night in Hookstown coming away with a solid, if not inspiring 3-1 on their home floor, in a non-section match.The Rams rolled in game one behind the setting of senior Samantha Gibson and the kills of Cheyenne Seik and sophomore Toni Yacoviello rattling off nine straight at one point to build the lead to 20-8 before finishing 25-18.The Eagles responded in game two with a pretty convincing 25-12 win behind some great play from Emily Havrankek, Mia Padgett, and Dalashay Whitehead, never allowing South Side to string together more than two points in a row in the game.

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MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Salute – WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS
October 7, 2013
Now in their second year in Class AAA, the West Allegheny Indians look forward to competing for a playoff spot in this 2013 season.The Indians returned 4 starters, led by all WPIAL junior setter Tara Savisky. "Tara is in my opinion the best setter in the WPIAL and a fantastic competitor", said head coach Brian Begor.Also leading the charge Is senior Alexi Hamm who has worked very hard to develop into a quality player. Also playing key roles are seniors Jenna Reilly, Lizzie Murn, and juniors Rachel Buck and Nicole Ostrander. Sophomore Alyssa Placha continues to improve every day in the libero position and sisters Sam and Lauren Schaupp have provided some good play in serving and defensive roles.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/06/2013
October 6, 2013
The 'Stretch Run' of the 2013 high school football regular season begins with a bang this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have a busy seventh week of the high school football season with FORTY WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 football games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Friday night kicking off with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show.

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Girls Volleyball – 10/04/2013
October 4, 2013
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls volleyball rankings for the week ending October 4th...including a NEW #1 team in Class AA. You can check out the new rankings every Friday through the regular season with daily updated girls volleyball standings and weekly matches as well all here on the home for the Hometown Volleyball Program, the MSA Sports Network.Section record in parenthesis.WPIAL CLASS AAA: 1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (8-0) (Last Week #1)2)   SHALER TITANS  (9-0) (Last Week #2)3)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (7-1) (Last Week #3)4)   OAKLAND CATHOLIC EAGLES  (7-1) (Last Week #4)

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: Bethel Park Black Hawks 3 – WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS 1
At West Allegheny High School the Bethel Park Blackhawks win a AAA Section 5 match over the West Allegheny Indians by a 3-1 match score.It was Dig Pink Nite at West A. The girls all wore tye dye warm ups with the statement "two teams, one cause" as the night was a way to raise funds for fighting breast cancer. Youth cheerleaders were in attendance and formed a gauntlet for the Indians as they were announced to the crowd, there were raffles, and bake sales and the whole West Allegheny community supported the cause.

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: Knoch Knights 3 – FREEPORT YELLOWJACKETS 2
The Freeport Yellowjackets' Girls' Volleyball team had been running roughshod over all of its competition going into the return match with the Knoch Knights.  The two squads met back on September 10, and the Yellowjackets embarrassed the Knights, 3-0, on Knoch's own home court.  The Knights had quite a bit of time to think about revenge since then, and they jumped on the unbeaten Yellowjackets in Game 1, winning 25-21, on huge kills from Celina Sanks and Mary Zellhart. The Jackets pulled to within one at 22-21, but could get no further than that.  

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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap: Serra Catholic Eagles 3 – BRENTWOOD SPARTANS 0
October 1, 2013
The Brentwood Spartans Girls' Volleyball team came into their matchup with the Serra Catholic Eagles tied for 3rd place in Class A Section 2 with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at 4-3.  The Eagles have run over all of their competition en route to a perfect 7-0 record in the section.  The first meeting between these two teams resulted in a 3-0 win for the Eagles back on September 11 in McKeesport.  Even thought the venue for this matchup was different, the result was just the same as Sera Catholic continued to demonstrate their continuity throughout the floor thanks to the service games of Melanie Mills,Gabriella Piccolino, Erin Thomas, and Michelle Alfer, and the killing abilities of freshman Lauren Kolenik and senior Christina Pici.  

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