The girls’ volleyball team’s first foray into PSAA play continues after a dominant 3-0 sweep over Evangel Christian yesterday afternoon in the PSAA quarterfinals in the program’s first home playoff game since 2013. The #1-seeded Bears dispatched their fourth-seeded visitors, allowing just 22 total points in the match, to remain undefeated on the season at 11-0.
The Bears siphoned away any drama from the match-up as they raced out to an 11-0 lead behind three aces from Mercedes Alvarez and five total kills from Bekah Detwiler and Shannuel Lamptey. Detwiler added four more kills in the game, Ava McCormick notched three, and Liz Robbins added a pair of aces as the Blue and White emphatically grabbed game one, 25-9.
Set two followed a similar script as the Eagles could do little to stem the Bear assault. A Detwiler spike gave the Brook a 12-1 advantage, one of her four kills in the frame, and Robbins added three aces and two kills as the Bears won set two, 25-5.
The first tie of the match was achieved early in set three at 1-1, but in a blink the Bears were ahead, 10-3. Leslie Kang won four straight points on her own with three service winners and an ace to stretch the lead to 15-4. Four Niamh Scanlon aces fueled an 8-0 run that moved the Brook within a point of victory before closing off the win, 25-8.
The Bears are back on the court this afternoon in a PSAA semifinal home match-up with #2 Martin Luther.