Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Friday/Saturday. (Photos provided by North Penn girls volleyball)
NORTH PENN 3, DOCK MENNONITE ACADEMY 0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-7)
Friday night’s non-league match against Dock Academy was significant for reasons that went well beyond the Knights’ sweep. Honored at the match were the team’s six seniors – captain Charlotte Patterson (setter), Kate Hanley (outside hitter), Emily Yun (defensive specialist), Kylie Voeks (middle hitter), Olivia Quallet (defensive specialist) and Isabella Koch (defensive specialist), and all six seniors were able to play the entire match.
One of the seniors – captain Charlotte Patterson - put her name in the program’s record books when she handed out her 1,000th assist - a set to teammate Kate Hanley, who finished it off with a kill.
“An assist is the most collaborative stat in volleyball,” NP coach Jynell Brunt said. “In order for a setter to earn an assist, not only does she have to set well, but she also has to depend on her teammates.
“The defense has to put up a good pass to even be in a position to set and then the offense also has to get a kill. It was really special that Charlotte had all of her fellow seniors on the court with her to help her achieve this milestone.”
SOUDERTON 3, NESHAMINY 1
The Indians earned a non-league win over the visiting Redskins.
Alexa Mazzeo’s 25-dig efforts led the Indians’ defense. She also had one kill and one ace. McKenna Murawski led the Indians at the net with eight kills, and she also had 10 digs, one ace and one block. Alli Sauerwald contributed seven kills, nine digs and one ace. Setter Nikki Hamilton dished out 23 assists and also had four digs. Izzy Feliciani contributed 12 digs and six aces.
UPPER MERION 3, ABINGTON 0 (25-21, 25-23, 27-25)