Deja vu for PJP
Golden Panthers ousted by West York for a second straight season
SHILLINGTON >> Senior libero Simone Sparano thought Saturday was the best the Pope John Paul II girls volleyball team played all season.
Unfortunately for the Golden Panthers, West York seems to have their number.
The Bulldogs came through in the clutch time and time again in a close three-set PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal match at Gov. Mifflin Intermediate School, West York winning over Pope John Paul II 3-0 and ousting PJP for the second straight season.
Set scores were 26-24, 25-22, 26-24, the Golden Panthers having set points in the first and third sets, only to see it slip away.
“It’s obviously frustrating considering it happened three times. But they just know how to finish games,” Sparano said. “I don’t think we played terribly. I think
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Pope John Paul II’s Chelsea Harvey, left, blocks a West York shot for a point alongside teammate Haley Spotts (13) during a PIAA 3A quarterfinal Saturday at Gov. Mifflin.