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High School Field Hockey - Line Mountain

Eagles lose title, beat top seed in 4-A
By Janet Smeltz, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Line Mountain's Chloe Poltonavage challenges a Greenwood player. (Sentinel photo by Duane Good)

The 2014 regular season for area high school volleyball concludes Tuesday, Oct. 21 with Millersburg facing off against Shamokin.

If Millersburg wins the match, the Indians will visit Halifax Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. to play the Wildcats for the Twin Valley Volleyball Conference championship.

At this time, sixth-seeded Halifax and third-seeded Millersburg also are slated to face one another in the opening round of the District 3, Class A playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 28 at a date and time to be determined.

SCHUYLKILL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Marian 3, Millersburg 0, Oct. 14.  The defending PIAA Class A and Schuylkill League champions of 2013 defeated the 2014 Division 3 Champion Lady Indians in three sets by scores of 14-25, 9-25 and 18-25 in the semifinal match of the league playoffs. 

Before the loss, the Indians were on a 12-match winning streak.The Fillies have yet to lose a set in 2014 competition and remain undefeated (19-0 as of press time).

The Fillies used solid attacking from Emily Pilla and Abby Stankiewitc with assists from setter Abby O’Donnell to quiet the Indians. 

According to Head Coach Rich Berg, the Fillies were solid at serving and receiving, digging up almost everything the Indians gave them. 

Taryn Herb led the Indians with seven kills.

Millersburg 3, Mifflin County 0, Oct. 13.  The Indians defeated the Huskies in a solid sweep by scores of 25-17, 25-11, 25-23, earning them the 2014 Tri-Valley Athletic Association (aka Tri-Valley League) volleyball championship to go along with their Schuylkill League Division 3 title.

Amber Roach earned 16 services points, six aces, two kills and 31 assists.  Jessica Millard posted four kills and seven digs. Kelsey Koppenhaver added nine service points and seven digs. Kori Hirsch registered six service points, three aces, five kills and 11 digs. 

In addition, Samantha Hines had 10 kills and four digs. Taryn Herb contributed with 10 service points, five aces, 17 kills and six digs.

Williams Valley 3, Lourdes Regional 0, Oct. 13. The Lady Vikings swept the Red Raiders by scores of 25-15, 25-17, 25-18. 

Bindy Boyer led the attack with nine service points, three aces and 19 assists. Maura Kreiser added six service points and four kills and Jenna Daniel earned six kills and one block.

Upper Dauphin Area 3, Shamokin 2, Oct. 13. After losing the first two sets, the Lady Trojans won the next two sets and managed to quiet the Indians in the fifth and deciding set. The Trojans won the series by scores of 21-15, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-11).  

Colleen Kolva earned eight points, two aces, 21 assists and 26 digs. Taylor Brown posted six points, seven kills and 29 digs.  Laura Sweger was powerful at the net with 11 kills and 17 blocks for the night.  Kelsey Hoffman added 13 points, two aces, eight kills, nine blocks and six digs. 

In  addition, Nichole Campbell registered 15 points, three aces, four kills and six digs. Brie Kauffman contributed with 15 digs and Alexis Bowser added three kills and 11 digs.  Freshman Alexis Weaver earned four points, two aces, three kills and eight digs.





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