Wilson remained undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Twin Valley in a Berks Girls Volleyball League Division I match Thursday at West Lawn.
The Bulldogs won by game scores of 25-14, 27-25, 14-25 and 25-15 in a rematch of last year’s county final, which Wilson also won 3-1.
Kassidy Means had 14 kills, 15 digs and four aces for the Bulldogs, who return most of the core group that won a third straight county title last year, finished second in District 3 Class 4A and advanced to the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals..
After a dominant first set Thursday, the Bulldogs (6-0, 10-0) struggled in the second.
Wilson trailed for the majority of the set before rallying for a 27-25 win.
“They were serving better and we weren’t passing as well,” Wilson coach Denny Werner said. “They were passing better against our serve. That’s a huge thing, and that slowly started changing in the second set, definitely changed in the third set, and then we totally flipped it in the fourth set. We served well, and they didn’t serve as well. When teams are both pretty equal. It really comes down to that a lot.”
The Raiders (4-1, 4-1) controlled play in winning the third set.
However, they were unable to force a fifth set, as Wilson closed things out in the fourth without much trouble.
“We have a lot of three-year starters, a lot of experience,” Werner said. “We’re really relying on that to weather the storm at times. Like tonight, we didn’t play well in that one set, but they’re experienced. They’ve been down this road before. They could quickly turn it around because they know they could and that’s what happened. So I was pleased with that.”
As for the Raiders, the defending District 3 Class 3A champion and a state quarterfinalist last year, they’ll look to bounce back.
“We feel good,” Twin Valley coach Bob Robinette said. “We have a lot of veteran players back from last year’s team. We don’t want to play our best volleyball right now anyway. Everybody’s kind of working on things, our connections aren’t quite there yet, but we feel great.”
For the Bulldogs, Airyanna Kline had 11 kills and nine blocks, Cam Niedrowski had 35 assists and two blocks, and Nia Kendall had nine kills and seven blocks.
For the Raiders, Jordyn Robinette had 16 kills, 11 digs, and four aces, Mikayla Riehl had nine kills, 12 digs and three blocks, Casey Levan had four kills and eight digs, and Addison Hertzog had 27 assists and seven digs.
Source: Berkshire mont