NEPA Sports Nation

Bulldogs defeat Royals in finale

Graham Marshman and Hunter Madl combined for 27 kills Friday when host Berwick defeated Holy Redeemer in four sets to force a second-place tie with the Royals in the final Wyoming Valley Conference boys volleyball standings.

The match was the final one of the regular season in all of District 2 boys volleyball.

Both teams finished 9-2 in the WVC, two matches behind unbeaten champion Tunkhannock.

Berwick won by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23.

Marshman had 15 kills and 11 digs. Madl had 12 kills and 14 digs.

Andrew Blockus had 19 service points, with the help of 2 aces. He also had 34 assists, 12 digs, 4 kills and a block.

Armani Mackey had 12 points and 3 aces. Blaze Croop had 16 digs. Justin Rodney had four kills and four blocks.

Matt Prociak had 25 kills, 7 points, 7 digs and 6 blocks to lead Holy Redeemer. Charlie Floryan had 33 assists, 13 points and 5 kills.

The teams are likely to meet again Thursday in Berwick when the District 1-2-11 Class 2A Subregional quarterfinals open. Holy Redeemer (11-5) is fifth in the final (but not yet certified as official) Power Rankings while Berwick (11-2) is fourth.

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