Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic spent Wednesday night battling for about 2 hours, but in the end, Parkland came out on top with the exhausting 3-0 (31-29, 27-25, 32-30) win. Each team had 3 or more set points in each set, but fortunately for the Trojans, the ball fell their way for the final point of all three sets. Ian Dashekewich lead the way offensively with 11 kills and 4 blocks while JT Siggins chipped in 7 kills and 2 blocks.
Next up for the Trojans is a match at home against Dieruff on Tuesday. JV will begin at 5:30pm with Varsity beginning around 6:45pm.
Record-Setting Night - Since the PIAA changed to rally scoring in the 2003-2004 school year, last nights match against Bethlehem Catholic ranks as the most points scored in a 3-set match in Parkland boys volleyball history. The 174 combined points are 24 points more than the previous record which was achieved on 4/11/2012 against Liberty.
5-set matches - Most Points: 224 Least Points: 1924-set matches - Most Points: 194 Least Points: 1633-set matches - Most Points: 174 Least Points: 86
All matches results can be found on Parkland Sports History.
Parkland welcomed District One Pennridge for their annual non-league matchup. Last year, Pennridge downed the Trojans in 3, but this year the Trojans earned the 4 set win 25-19, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22. The win moves Parkland to 7-1 overall (6-1 EPC). Jordan Lewis lead the way offensively with 10 kills and 3 blocks while Logan Iacobelli anchored the defense with 18 digs.
Next up for the Trojans is their third match in three days as they visit Bethlehem Catholic Wednesday. JV is set for 4:00pm and Varsity will begin around 5:15pm.
Parkland traveled to Allen and played well in all facets of the game, taking the match 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-16). The win moves Parkland to 6-1 on the season.
Next up for the Trojans is a home, non-league match with District 1 powerhouse Pennridge tomorrow night. JV will begin at 5:30pm with Varsity beginning around 6:45pm.
Parkland downed visiting Pocono Mountain West 3-0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-8) to move to 5-1 on the season.
Next up for the Trojans is the Koller Classic tournament on Saturday. In pool play, Parkland will face Pennsbury, Emmaus, Central York (#2 AAA), and Penn Manor. The Trojans begin their pool play at around 9:00am.
In yet another 5-set nailbiter, Parkland downed host Nazareth on Tuesday night 3-2 (25-14, 19-25, 22-25, 25-11, 15-12). The win moves Parkland to 4-1 while Nazareth falls to 2-4. Being without the services of two starters, Rylan Nemesh stepped in as middle hitter and contributed 10 kills and 2 blocks. Jordan Lewis hammered home 11 kills to lead the way offensively while Ian Dashukewich added 10 kills and 5 blocks. Lucas Adam lit up the service line with 9 aces while also adding 7 kills.
Next up for the Trojans is a home match on Thursday against Pocono Mountain West. JV will begin at 5:30pm and Varsity around 6:45pm.