Trojanettes Fall To One Of The State’s Best
DILLSBURG — While winning the District 2 Class 3A championship for the third straight time was certainly a major accomplishment for the Nanticoke Area girls volleyball team, taking on one of the state’s elite teams was something that appealed to coach Debbie Gavin.
Traveling all the way down to northern York County, Gavin and her squad eagerly awaited their PIAA 3A first-round clash with District 3 champion West York.
The Bulldogs, who made it to the semifinals in each of the previous two years, are certainly the caliber of team that the Trojanettes and their coach aspire to become.
While Gavin was proud of her team’s play, the District 3 champs proved that they are at another level as the Bulldogs rolled to a 25-12, 25-16, 25-16 triumph.
“I’m glad that we got the chance to come down here and play some volleyball,” Gavin said. “I knew we were playing against one of the best teams in the state and I think that our girls did the best that they could probably do tonight. They weren’t afraid of anything and they played hard.”
The Bulldogs (25-1) controlled the play throughout the contest behind a bevy of outside and middle hitters. Outside hitter Gianna Krinock led West York with 12 kills while middle hitters Alayna Harris (nine) and Tesia Thomas (eight) proved to be a handful for the Trojanettes.
“I call this volleyball heaven down here,” Gavin said of the District 3 area. “They have so many teams down here that compete and it’s great. Up in our area, it’s a little bit harder to get the competition that you want, so we have to bring our girls out here more often.”
Mya Vnuk led Nanticoke Area (17-3) with five kills while Carley Reakes and Rielly Miller combined for 11 assists.