Surging Spring Grove volleyball sweeps West York
Here are some of the players to keep an eye on in YAIAA boys' volleyball during the 2017 season.
Spring Grove's boys' volleyball team took yet another rebuilding step.
The Rockets rode a wild Game 1 victory Tuesday evening to a sweep of West York, another improving team. Spring Grove was victorious, 25-22, 31-29, 25-19.
"For my guys, it's entirely a confidence game," said Rockets' head coach Cameron Mummert.
Spring Grove (5-3, 4-2 Division 1) scored a close opening victory with the help of an unusual situation late in the game. After officials signaled for a critical West York point, the Bulldogs admitted they had, indeed, touched the ball before it went out of play.
Officials overturned the call. Spring Grove scored the final four of five points to take the game.
"That was an honorable thing to do and that extra point in that close of a game does make a difference," Mummert said.
Spring Grove held a 20-16 advantage in Game 2 before West York (6-3, 2-3) rallied to make it close. The Rockets finally prevailed, 31-29.
The visitors then finished the sweep.
"My guys were having an off night," said West York head coach Kevin Wolf. "You rarely see all your players tank at the same time and it just happened."
Spring Grove was led by Luke Hoffnagle's two kills, six digs, one ace, two blocks and 18 assists. Mason Staub finished with eight kills and five digs.
The Bulldogs were paced by Jacob May's 30 assists, one kill and nine digs. Sam Lovelace finished with four kills, three aces and five digs.