BUTLER TWP — Through two games, the
Net dominance by the Tigers was the difference.
“It's easy for things to go badly when you are playing them because they serve so tough and hit so well,” said first-year
But it was wasn't enough.
Tigers' coach Heidi Miller used 21 players in the match in a steamy
“We played some great volleyball tonight,” Miller said. “I've been trying to give the kids a concept of 'Leave no doubt.' Wherever we go, we need to show everyone what we can do.”
What the Tigers can do is hit.
“To get all those kids on the court in a match like this, I think it says something about the depth we have as a team,” Miller said.
Gabriell Carney had three consecutive aces in the first game and finished with four on the night.
Monday night, the Golden Tornado also fell behind Fox Chapel 2-0 before rallying for a 3-2 win.
Carney had 20 kills in that victory.
History, though, wasn't repeated.
“We had a great comeback win against Fox Chapel last night and this was the first 25-point game we've beaten NA before,” Carney said. “We're continuing to improve. We hope we can make it to playoffs. That's a big team goal.”
It's a goal for Mountain as well.
Mountain, who led Mars to the PIAA Class AA semifinals last season, is hoping the Golden Tornado can crash the typical section upper-echelon party of NA,
“Every year, I think, the goal should be to get to the playoffs, even in the tough section we're in,” Mountain said. “We took a big step toward that when we beat Fox Chapel last night. We didn't get the win against