Bethel Park picks up section win at Canon-McMillan

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By Brianna Shannon

The winning continued for the Bethel Park girls’ varsity volleyball team with a 3-1 Section 2-AAAA win at Canon-McMillan on Thursday.

Going into the match, the girls were unsure of what to expect from this Canon-McMillan. The Big Macs are known for being a strong, scrappy defensive team, but the Lady Hawks were able to handle anything that was thrown their way.

In fact, their composure in tight situations and during long runs from the opposition is what proved to be the game changer in this match. However, the sets ended being closer than expected due to some unforced errors.

The set scores were 20-25, 26-24, 25-23, and 25-22.

Under the guidance of captain Erin Sullivan, who led the team with 13 kills and five blocks, the Lady Hawks were able to finish business. Outside hitter Brenna Manko helped out with nine kills, libero Veronica Johns with five aces, and setter Emma Puzausky with three blocks on her own.

This now makes the Lady Hawks’ record 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the section.

The girls return home on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to close out the first half of section play against the Baldwin Highlanders.