Girls Volleyball

G-A tastes 1st defeat in District 3 girls volleyball semifinals

GREENCASTLE — Greencastle-Antrim finally met its match Tuesday night, in the District 3 Class 3A girls volleyball semifinals.

Ryleigh Davis

The previously unbeaten Blue Devils, playing at home as the No. 1 seed, dropped the first two games to Northern Lebanon by the barest of margins (28-26 and 30-28).

G-A won the next game 26-24 after rallying from an 18-23 deficit, but the Vikings took the fourth 25-21 to earn a 3-2 victory.

Greencastle (18-1) will take on No. 3 seed York Suburban (15-4) to determine third place on Thursday at Greencastle at 7 p.m. Only the winner gets a berth in the PIAA State Tournament.

The Vikings (17-0), the No. 4 seed, face No. 2 Twin Valley (16-3) in the final on Thursday for the championship. Twin Valley won in five sets over York Suburban.

“Northern Lebanon played great defense and their middles really took control of the game,” G-A coach Corry Eagler said. “The first two sets could’ve gone to either team.”

Addie Kagarise

Kiley Burkholder put up some good numbers for Greencastle, including 13 kills, 15 service points, 6 aces and 18 digs. Brianna Woodring led in points with 17, with 2 aces, and had 12 digs.

Abby Eagler piled up 13 kills, 12 points, 2 aces and 9 digs, and Lily Kauffman had 12 kills and 2 blocks.

Also for the Blue Devils, Addie Kagarise had 6 kills and 2 blocks, Madie Eagler racked up 42 assists and 12 points, Kate Furnish had 7 kills and 11 points and Ryleigh Davis put up 12 points and 18 digs.