Girls Volleyball Playoff Capsule
Game: Clarion Area (22-0) at Bishop Canevin (17-1),
PIAA Class A Semifinal.
When: Tuesday, November 17, 6 PM
Where: Bishop Canevin High School
What’s at stake: The winner advances to the PIAA Class A Chamionship at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg on Saturday morning at 10:30 am. They will face the winner of Wednesday’s other Semifinal match between District 9 Champion Sacred Heart Academy and District 6 Champion Marion Catholic.
The Bishop Canevin Crusaders face the Clarion Area Bobcats for a berth in the PIAA Class A State Championships Wednesday evening in a Semifinal match at Bishop Canevin High School. Game time is scheduled for 6 PM.
The Crusaders enter Wednesday’s match with a 17-1 overall record. Canevin advanced to the PIAA Semifinals after defeating District 10 Champion Saegertown in four sets on Saturday. They qualified for the PIAA Tournament as the WPIAL (District 7) champion by beating Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Finals. This is Canevin’s first appearance in the PIAA Semifinals since 2015. In their only other Semifinal appearance in 2015, the Crusaders defeated Cochranton in four sets to reach the PIAA State Championship finals for the first time in school history. The Crusaders swept North Star in the finals to win their only PIAA Class A State Championship in 2015.
Clarion Area advanced to the Semifinals with a three set sweep over District 6 Champion West Shamokin on Saturday. They won the District 9 Championship with a sweep over Elk County Catholic This is the Bobcats’ third straight District 9 title and 16th overall. The Bobcats advanced to the PIAA Final match three straight seasons from 2010-12. They won their only PIAA Championship in 2012 as they swept Williamson.
The two teams have met each other four times in the PIAA State Playoffs, all four meetings have been won by the Bobcats. Clarion swept BC the first two meetings, first in 2010 Quarterfinal Pool Play First Round and then in the 2012 First Round. The last two meetings have each gone five sets with Clarion Area winning the fifth set both times. The Bobcats won in 5 sets in the 2014 State Quarterfinals and in their last meeting in the 2017 First Round Playoff. This is the first time the schools have met in the Semifinal round.
Media Coverage: Fans will be able to access the video on D9and10Sports.com as well as the D9and10Sports.com Facebook page. Airtime for the video at 5:30 p.m. (the audio portion of the video will begin shortly after the video goes live). We have not been given the exact link at this time.
Tickets: Tickets have been distributed by an online process by each school. There are no tickets for sale at the door.