Pi­o­neers ease past Faith Chris­tian

North Penn Life - - Opinion - By An­drew Marcus amarus@mont­gomerynews. com

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,W OooNeG Ds Whough 0FGDr­rLWy hDG Eeen work­ing on her over­hDnG MuPSer Ior yeDrs, but in ac­tu­al­ity, it has been three years since she SODyeG Whe sSorW. SSenGLng her ILrsW Wwo years in high school at Cen­tral Bucks South, 0FGDr­rLWy GLG noW SODy vol­ley­ball.

“I started play­ing four years ago, but stopped and started again this school year,” McGar­rity said. “I al­ways have had a de­cent serve. And this is my first time set­ting too. At first it was over­whelm­ing, but now I am used to it and our team pass­ing is get­ting much bet­ter. I love the girls and I love the coach.”

See­ing McGar­rity at tryouts was ex­cit­ing news for the Pi­o­neers, who are try­ing to re­turn to the Dis­trict 2QH CODVV A VHPL­fiQDOV. Adding McGar­rity, as well as other strong play­ers, to go along with cap­tain hait Miller has given the Pi­o­neers a lot of hope for a strong end to this sea­son. Miller, a se­nior out­side hit­ter, col­lected eight kills and six aces in the win over the Lions.

“We made some good ad­di­tions to the team,” Hoover said. “Ash­ley, who is new to the school, and our fresh­man Lanae (Huns­berger) have been do­ing some good things. We are GH­fiQLWHOy D EHWWHU WHDP than we were last year. Hope­fully we can have a bet­ter out­come in the playoffs this sea­son.”

The Lions picked up their play as the night pro­gressed and the young team forced the Pi­o­neers to take a time­out in game three with the score sit­ting at 20-19. While the Pi­o­neers were DEOH WR fiQLVK RII WKH VwHHS, it was an­other en­cour­ag­ing ef­fort for the young Lions’ club.

“We are mostly sopho­mores and we are learn­ing as we go,” Jarratt said. “It is amaz­ing to see their de­vel­op­ment and to help them grow as women. I love these girls and love their heart.

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