HOLLIDAYSBURG — Greencastle-Antrim did not have all of its game working on Tuesday night.
And that led to trouble in a first-round Class 3A match of the PIAA State Tournament in girls volleyball.
Hollidaysburg, the host, scored a three-game win over the Blue Devils (scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-20), thus eliminating Greencastle from the playoffs with a fine 19-2 record. The Tigers (15-2) will play North Catholic (17-2), 3-1 winners over Greater Latrobe, in a quarterfinal match Saturday.
“It was a tough loss, but Hollidaysburg played great in their own gym,” G-A coach Corry Eagler said. “We started sluggish, were rarely in system and couldn’t keep the pressure on.
“We did have some strong blocking, but it just wasn’t enough.”
Kiley Burkholder came through with 9 kills, 7 digs and 3 blocks for the Blue Devils, who were making their first appearance in the state tournament.
Also for Greencastle, Lily Kauffman had 5 kills and 3 blocks, Ryleigh Davis came up with 13 digs and 2 aces, and Madie Eagler recorded 19 assists.
Corry Eagler said, “This was not the way we wanted the season to end, but I’m still very proud of all that the team has accomplished.”