Ken Wunderley covered Saturday's PIAA Class AAA championship between Fox Chapel and Parkland. Read his story below.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Fox Chapel boys volleyball team had the Parkland Trojans right where it wanted them.
The Foxes claimed the first set and held a 16-11 lead in the second set in Saturday's PIAA Class AAA title match at Penn State's Recreation Hall. It looked as if Fox Chapel would finally win its first state title.
But it wasn't meant to be, as Parkland took charge from that point on and registered a 3-1 win to claim its first PIAA title.
"Communication and ball control," said coach Phil O'Keeffe when asked about the Foxes' disappointing finish. "We had some communication breakdowns and didn't make smart decisions with the ball at times. We let them get back into the game. You can't do that in a match of this magnitude."