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Middletown volleyball qualifies for postseason, will play top seed

Posted 10/24/18

The Middletown volleyball team advanced to the postseason and will play at No. 1 seed York Catholic on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The Blue Raiders (8-9) finished in the No. 8 spot in the PIAA District …

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Middletown volleyball qualifies for postseason, will play top seed

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The Middletown volleyball team advanced to the postseason and will play at No. 1 seed York Catholic on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The Blue Raiders (8-9) finished in the No. 8 spot in the PIAA District III Class 2A power rankings, with the top 8 advancing.

The game at York Catholic (16-1), will be held at 7:30 p.m.  The winner will play the winner of No. 4 seed Trinity (17-4) and No. 5 Littlestown (12-4) on Nov. 1.

“Our team has worked very hard this season and has always come up short,” coach Lisa Huber said. “There were a couple of key games that we would have liked to have been on the winning end — including West Perry, Big Spring and Red Land.”

She said their hard work has paid off and they are peaking at the right time, however.

On Thursday, Middletown lost in five games to Red Land in what Huber said was probably one of the best games in Middletown volleyball history to watch.

The Blue Raiders lost the first two, 25-17 and 25-20, before coming back to win the next two, 25-16 and 25-15. They lost the fifth game, 15-12.

Alexis Harmon had 4 aces, 8 kills and 19 digs for Middletown, and Cassie Ebersole had 2 aces, 13 kills and 9 digs.

Courtney Shaffer had 8 kills, 12 digs and 9 assists, and Hannah Wilsbach recorded 2 kills and 26 digs.

Katie Knaub added 3 aces, 2 kills, 26 digs and 13 assists.

On Oct. 17, Middletown beat Steelton-Highspire, 25-14, 25-20 and 25-12.

Cassie Ebersole had 3 aces and 6 kills, and Lani Moore added 6 kills.

Harmon registered 5 aces and 4 kills, with Alex Kennedy adding 7 kills.

Knaub had 10 assists.