Fort LeBoeuf, Linesville and Maplewood are representing District 10 today in PIAA girls volleyball pool play at Central York High School. LeBoeuf is competing in Class AA, while Linesville and Maplewood are in Class A.
The goal for each is to win at least two of their three matches in pool play in order to advance to Saturday’s state semifinals.
We’ll post updates today as they become available:
8:30 p.m.: According to our blog source in York, Fort LeBoeuf falls short of the PIAA semifinals with a 25-22 loss to Freeport in a pool tiebreaker. Freeport will play Susquehannock for a spot in the semifinals. After a 3-0 sweep of the first match against Freeport, LeBoeuf lost 3-0 to Susquehannock and 2-1 to West Allegheny before falling to Freeport. Still, what a year for the Bison.
8 p.m.: We’re still waiting on word from the tiebreaker matches. What a long, exhausting day for the Bison.
7:27 p.m.: Fort LeBoeuf lost, but Freeport beat Susquehannock. Apparently, that means that LeBoeuf will be involved in a match vs. Freeport. The winner of that will play Susquehannock to see which team advances to the semifinals. More details to follow. It’s a crazy pool.
5:30 p.m. – Maplewood and Linesvile move on to the PIAA Class A semifinals. The Tigers swept Sacred Heart 25-19, 25-11, 25-7 and Linesville beat North Star 25-14, 25-13, 25-13. Linesville and Maplewood will meet in the semifinals Saturday at 8 p.m. with the winner playing for a state title at 1:30 p.m.
2:25 p.m.: Bad news from York. Susquehannock swept Fort LeBoeuf 25-19, 25-19, 25-18 in the second match of pool play. That means the Bison are 1-1 with a match coming against a very tough West Allegheny team at 4:40 p.m. It’s unclear what LeBoeuf must do to advance, but Susquehannock’s sweep probably means that LeBoeuf needs a win and Freeport must beat Susquehannock for the Bisons to have a chance.
2:08 p.m.: We should be getting results shortly from LeBoeuf’s second Class AA pool play match. The Bison, who swept their first-round match, are playing District 3 champion Susquehannock, which lost its opening match to West Allegheny 25-22, 27-25, 25-19. If the Bison were to sweep Susquehannock, they would almost certainly advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
1:45 p.m: Good news for Linesville and Maplewood in their second games of pool play. Linesville beats District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle 25-20, 23-25, 25-18 to move to 2-0 in Pool A. They probably have locked up a berth in semifinals, but it’s not certain.
Two other teams, North Star and Bishop Guilfoyle, are 1-1. Linesville will play North Star in its final match of pool play. If the Lions win, they’re definitely in. If they lose, there could be three 2-1 teams in the bracket, leaving which two advance to a tiebreaker on sets.
Maplewood kept alive its chances in Pool B by beating District 1 champion Nativity BVM 25-23, 24-26, 25-15. That moved the Tigers to 1-1 in pool play. They could earn a berth in the semifinals if they beat Sacred Heart in the pool finale at 3:20 p.m. Sacred Heart is 0-2. There still is a chance that three teams could tie at 2-1, leaving the two advancing teams to a tiebreaker.
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