The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

HS Sports Bishop Carroll

November 4, 2012

Penns Manor shuts out Bishop Carroll in volleyball final

ALTOONA — Bishop Carroll couldn’t quite complete its championship dream on Saturday.

The underdog Huskies (15-6), seeded fifth and making their first-ever appearance in the title game, fell in straight sets to No. 2 Penns Manor 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 in the Class A final.

“This team had a lot of heart to get here,” said Bishop Carroll coach Joe Skura, whose team will play District 5 champ North Star on Tuesday at Somerset High School in the PIAA playoffs. “They wanted this more than anything. I’m honestly still the proudest coach in the world that we got here. We all feel a little bit that we didn’t finish the job at the end. To play a team like Penns Manor, I thought we were right with them, but we made too many unforced errors. The swept us. They are a great team and a great program. We played a little timid. I think my team was a little bit intimidated by what Penns Manor had to bring in. It showed a lot about the seedings. Single-A volleyball in District 6 is absolutely tremendous.”

The Comets’ senior outside hitters Jen Knezovich and Meghan Jarvie gave the Huskies trouble.

“We didn’t get many blocks on their outside hitters,” Skura said. “Our coverage in the back, we were a little off. They were getting into the heads of my passers. We moved one way and they went the other way. They were able to read the holes in the court very well. They played well all around. When we had them down, they came back and flipped it around fairly quickly.”

Penns Manor coach Erika Talmadge said her team set its goals at the start of the year.

“Our goals were to win the conference and then districts and then some,” the Comets coach said. “To come through today and actually make those goals a reality just feels the best.

“We have some great competitors at the net and I thought they really made the difference.”

The Huskies led most of the first game before the Comets tied the game at 13 and Penns Manor finished on a 12-5 run.

In the second game, the Indiana County squad never trailed, rolling to the win.

Bishop Carroll started strong in the third game, but again the Comets came roaring back. After a tie at 16, Penns Manor never looked back.

Junior Sarah Gomish finished with 17 kills for the Huskies while freshman Ellie Yahner added 15.

“Our goal was to get through the Bellwood match and get here (to the championship) and everything from there was sugar on top,” said Skura, whose team knocked off the top-seeded Blue Devils 3-1 in the semifinals. “These girls have worked hard. I wanted more than anything for them to get that medal around their neck, but I feel that it will give them more to be hungry for next year.”

 

 

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
HS Sports Bishop Carroll
  • Local Sports Briefs

    April 24, 2014

  • Local baseball/softball in brief | April 24, 2014

    April 23, 2014

  • boys showcase6 color North rally bolstered by Lee, hot shooting

    Bishop Carroll’s Marcus Lee has had a hectic schedule while juggling a deep PIAA playoff run, a series of three all-star basketball events and the early portion of the scholastic track and field season.
    Lee didn’t miss a step on Sunday afternoon.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • girls showcase6 bw McCabe’s MVP effort aids squad in victory

    Portage’s Olivia McCabe was a little misty-eyed after the Seventh Annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase girls basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.
    McCabe was certainly not emotional about her performance, finishing with a team-high 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds in her North squad’s 83-68 win over the South.

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • Offense key in past boys games

    Defense wins championships. But in all-star events, offense is the name of the game.

    April 6, 2014

  • senior showcase mugs 5 from area earn all-state honors

    Five area basketball players have received all-state recognition from the panel of Pennsylvania Sports Writers.
    Named to the all-state teams were Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi on the Class A second team and teammate Marcus Lee on the third team.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Baseball ready to leave on-deck circle

    March 29, 2014

  • Senior Hoops Showcase rosters announced

    The rosters for the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase are set, with 1,000-point scorers, 500-rebound players and conference and district champions represented on the boys’ and girls’ all-star squads.
    The Showcase will be played on Sunday, April 6 at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center. The girls’ game begins at 1 p.m., with the boys contest to follow at 3 p.m.

    March 22, 2014

  • Lincoln Park races past Bishop Carroll to end run

    A year ago, when an underdog Bishop Carroll boys basketball team met WPIAL power Lincoln Park deep in the PIAA playoffs, the Huskies came within a last-second, long-range shot of a huge upset.
    The state’s top-ranked Lincoln Park made sure there was no doubt about the outcome on Tuesday night.

    March 18, 2014

  • BC_1413c Loss won’t define Huskies’ tale

    One game doesn’t make a season.
    Bishop Carroll coach Cosie Aliquo emphasized that to reporters on Tuesday night after his Huskies basketball team fell 70-28 to Lincoln Park Charter Performing Arts School in their PIAA Class A semifinal at Hempfield High School.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

Who do you think will win Friday's game: the Huskies or the Colts?

Bishop Carroll Huskies
Northern Cambria Colts
     View Results

AP Video
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide