GREENCASTLE — The Greencastle-Antrim girls volleyball team reached a milestone Thursday evening.
The Blue Devils slammed the door on York Suburban in three games in a home match and the reward was third place in District 3 Class 3A, which qualified G-A for the PIAA State Tournament for the first time ever.
“The girls played relaxed and loose and it showed in the outcome,” Greencastle coach Corry Eagler said. “I’m very proud of these girls for accomplishing what no other G-A volleyball team has done — first time qualifying for the state tournament!”
The Blue Devils (19-1) will play the District 6 champion, Hollidaysburg, in the first round of the PIAA event on Tuesday at Hollidaysburg.
No. 1 seed Greencastle won games of 25-18, 28-26 and 25-18 to swamp York Suburban, which finishes 15-5.
Brianna Woodring and Ryleigh Davis were strong at the serving line for the Blue Devils — Woodring had 13 points and Davis 12, and both knocked in 3 aces. Kate Furnish (11 points), Madie Eagler and Abby Eagler (6 each) also contributed.
At the net, Kiley Burkholder (13), Abby Eagler (11), Furnish (6) and Addie Kagarise (5) led the way in kills.
Madie Eagler executed 35 assists, while on defense, digs leaders were Woodring (10), Olalla Sanchez (10), Abby Eagler (8), Burkholder (8) and Furnish (8).