Ken Wunderley profiles the North Allegheny and Freeport girls volleyball teams. Read his story below.
North Allegheny girls volleyball coach Heidi Miller was hoping this would be the year the Tigers would find a way to beat Landisville Hempfield. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be.
North Allegheny, the WPIAL Class AAA runner-up, faced Hempfield, the District 3 champion, in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA tournament Saturday at Altoona High School.
"That was the fourth straight year we've played Hempfield in the state tournament," said Miller, after the Tigers were swept, 3-0, by the Black Knights.
"I told the girls before the match that we had to be aggressive and confident and the whole team had to play a good match to beat Hempfield. We haven't been able to do that."