LANGHORNE — In a battle of previously unbeatens, Neshaminy drew first blood Tuesday night, April 22 on it's home court, outpacing defending Suburban One League (SOL) National Conference champion Pennsbury three games to one on its home court.
The win gave the Redskins (10-0, 8-0 SOL National) sole possession of first place while the Falcons, who claimed a District One Class AAA championship a year ago, fell to 7-1 in the SOL.
Ranked seventh in the state in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, Neshaminy must travel to Pennsbury on May 6 for the rematch.
The Redskins hammered Pennsbury early and won the first two games, leading the way throughout a 25-21 victory in game one then cruising to a 25-13 triumph in game two.
The Falcons fought back in game three however, winning 29-27 in overtime. Neshaminy won game four 25-19 and the match, 3-1.
The Redskins were led by senior Ryan Jamison, a Loyola University commit who registered 20 kills and 13 digs for the winners. Classmate Chase Fullen added 32 assists and eight kills while Steve Compton came through with nine kills and six digs and J.P. Fay contributed with nine digs and three aces.
Pennsbury senior setter Jeff Yasalonis, who is committed to Mount Olive College, had 30 assists and four kills for the Falcons. Junior opposite David Levey added 12 kills and nine digs while senior outside hitter Alex Reilley chipped in with nine kills and seven digs.
Neshaminy 3, Pennsbury 1
(April 22 at Neshaminy)
Pennsbury 21 13 29 19
Neshaminy 25 25 27 25