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Girls Volleyball: 2013 PIAA Quarterfinal Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

PIAA Class AAA Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Landisville Hempfield vs. North Allegheny at Altoona High School, 2 p.m. - Defending PIAA champion Landisville Hempfield placed second in District 3, then defeated Garden Spot 3-1 in the PIAA first round. North Allegheny won the WPIAL title and advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals with 3-0 sweep of State College.

Bethel Park vs. Norwin at Baldwin High School, 2 p.m. - Bethel Park placed second in the WPIAL and advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals with a 3-0 win against Allderdice. Norwin placed third in the WPIAL and earned its PIAA quarterfinal berth with a 3-0 win against Erie McDowell.

Upper Merion vs. Southern Lehigh at Souderton High School, Noon - Upper Merion, the District 1 champion, defeated West Chester Henderson in the first round. Southern Lehigh, the District 11 champion, beat Delaware Valley in the first round.

Cardinal O’Hara vs. Cumberland Valley at Muhlenberg High School, 2 p.m. - Cardinal O'Hara, the District 12 champion, advanced to the quarterfinals with a win against Downingtown East. Cumberland Valley, the District 3 champion, defeated Bishop Shanahan in the first round.

PIAA Class AA Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Freeport vs. Fort LeBoeuf at Slippery Rock High School, 11 a.m. - Freeport won the WPIAL title and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 sweep of Hopewell. Fort LeBoeuf is the defending PIAA champion. Fort LeBoeuf placed second in District 10 then beat Bradford in the first round.

Indiana vs. Conneaut Area at Slippery Rock High School, 1 p.m. - Indiana, the WPIAL runner-up, posted a 3-0 sweep of Philipsburg-Osceola in the first round. Conneaut Area, the District 10 champion, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 sweep of Knoch.

Delone Catholic vs. Holy Redeemer at Pine Grove High School, 5 p.m. - Delone Catholic, last year's PIAA runner-up, won the District 3 title and defeated Masterman in the first round. Holy Redeemer, the District 2 champion, defeated Troy in the first round.

Lansdale Catholic vs. Pope John Paul II at Souderton High School, 2 p.m. - Lansdale Catholic, the District 12 champion, defeated York Suburban in the first round. Pope John Paul II, the District 1 champion, defeated Bethlehem Catholic in the first round.

PIAA Class A Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Marion Catholic vs. Christopher Dock at Muhlenberg High School, Noon - Marian Catholic, the District 11 champion, advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over Dunmore. Christopher Dock, the District 1 champion, posted a victory against MAST Charter in the first round.

Dayspring Christian vs. Bishop Guilfoyle at Mechanicsburg High School, 1 p.m. - Dayspring Christian won the District 3 title and defeated Williamson in the first round. Bishop Guilfoyle, the District 6 runner-up, defeated North Star in the first round.

Elk County Catholic vs. Bishop Carroll at Punxsutawney High School, 1 p.m. - Elk County Catholic, the District 9 runner-up, advanced with a 3-2 win against Bishop Canevin in the first round. Bishop Carroll, the District 6 champion, defeated O.L. Sacred Heart, 3-0, in the first round.

Clarion vs. Cochranton at Oil City High School, Noon - Defending PIAA champion Clarion, the District 9 champion, defeated Greensburg Central in the first round. Cochranton, the District 10 champion, advanced with a victory against Neshannock.