Despite being up two sets on host Liberty, Parkland couldn't finish out the third set nor the match as Liberty came roaring back to take the match in 5 sets 3-2 (19-25, 21-25, 27-25, 25-15, 15-13). Liberty's athletic front row gave the Trojans fits all night as they appeared to touch every Trojan swing.
Next up for the Trojans is another big match with Nazareth on Wednesday night at Springhouse MS. JV will start at 5:30pm and Varsity around 6:30pm.
Despite a slow start at the Koller Classic, the Trojans picked things up at the end of pool play and into the playoffs, finishing the day 9th. In pool play the Trojans dropped both sets to Dallastown and Chambersburg while splitting with Maplewood and Montour. The 2-6 record put the Trojans into 4th place which put them into a 1st round matchup with #8 AAA Pennsbury who finished 5th in the Power Pool which consisted of Pennsbury (#8 AAA), Emmaus (#4 AAA), North Allegheny (#1 AAA), Hempfield (#2 AAA), Central York (#5 AAA). The Trojans took the quick set 15-13. That put the Trojans into the second round against Cumberland Valley (#3 AAA) which saw the Trojans fall 25-13 to end the day. Northeastern (#1 AA) went on to take their first ever Koller Classic title over Cumberland Valley 25-23, 25-21 in the final.
Complete pool play and playoff results can be seen here: https://tinyurl.com/kollerclassicvarsity2018
For the second straight match, Parkland found itself on the losing end, this time to District 1 powerhouse Pennridge 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-18). The lose drops the Trojans to 7-2 on the season.
Next up for the Trojans is the prestigious Koller Classic on Saturday. Their initial pool consists of Dallastown, Chambersburg, Montour, and Maplewood. Play begins Saturday morning at 8:30am with the Trojans taking the court around 10:00am.
2018 Koller Classic Varsity Pool Information 2018 Koller Classic JV Pool Information
Emmaus proved why they are the #4 AAA ranked team in the state by making quick work of the visiting Trojans 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-20) to remain as the only unbeaten team remaining in the EPC.
Next up for the Trojans is a non-league match at Pennridge on Thursday night. JV is set to begin at 5:45pm with Varsity beginning around 7:00pm.