Back from a productive and enjoyable weekend in Virginia, it was back in state for the WPIAL Section opener at Cornell. The Crusaders swept the Raiders three straight sets, never letting Cornell reach double digits.
The first set was about BC’s offensive attack. Canevin only had 3 hitting errors in the first set. Senior Alexa Malloy and Sophomore Olivia Thomas each had 4 kills in the first set. Both girls finished the night with 8 kills with no attack errors. For Thomas, tonight was a career high in kills. Maddie Maziarz had 11 more assists and BC won 25-9.
The second set was about the serving. Seniors Ana Luisa Galante and Maddie Maziarz each had 5 aces in the set which was won by BC 25-6. Maziarz now moves within 7 aces of breaking the school’s record for career aces, currently held by Bailey McDonald ’16.
The third set was more of the same. Junior Natalie Zurbola served up 6 aces to lead the team and set a personal best in that category. Senior Julia Balobeck added an ace and 2 kills on 2 swings and Canevin finished off the night with a 25-9 win.
Bishop Canevin is 1-0 overall and in section play. Cornell is 0-1 overall and in section. The Crusaders go out of section for a matchup of 2 defending WPIAL champions, as they go to North Catholic to face the WPIAL AA champion Trojanettes. The match is scheduled for a 7:30 start.