Print

Boys Volleyball: 2017 PIAA Class AA Semifinals Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Beaver C.C. (7-1) vs. Cochranton (10-1) at Slippery Rock, 7 p.m. - Both teams are making their first PIAA semifinal appearance. Beaver C.C. won the WPIAL title for the second straight year and advanced to the semifinals with a 3-0 sweep of Cambridge Springs and a 3-2 win over York Suburban. Cochranton won the District 10 title and earned its semifinal berth with 3-0 sweeps of Derry and Deer Lakes.

Northeastern (3-1) vs. Manheim Central (3-3) at Red Lion, 7 p.m. - Northeastern is making its ninth PIAA semifinal appearance in 11 years. Manheim Central is making its maiden voyage into the semifinal. Northeastern won the District 3 title and advanced to the semifinals with 3-0 sweeps of Christopher Dock and Berwick. Manheim Central placed third in District 3 and advanced to the semifinals with 3-0 sweeps of Holy Redeemer and Lansdale Catholic.

Beaver County Christian's lineup features six Section 1 All-Stars - Daniel Townsend (5-10, Sr., OH), Peter Barbato (6-4, Jr., MH), Adam Shaw, and Matthew Knab were voted to the first team. Sam Verrett (6-0, Jr., S) and Patrick Tyson (5-6, Sr., L) were voted to the second team.

PIAA Class AA Finals (2007-2016)
2007 - Exeter 3, Northeastern 2
2008 - Wyomissing 3, Ambridge 2
2009 - Ambridge 3, Northeastern 0
2010 - Northeastern 3, Meadville 0
2011 - Deer Lakes 3, Saegertown 0
2012 - Bethlehem Catholic 3, York Suburban 1
2013 - Northeastern 3, Ambridge 1
2014 - Northeastern 3, Ambridge 0
2015 - Northeastern 3, Saegertown 0
2016 - Northeastern 3, Ambridge 0