Lady Blue Devils advance in playoffs


Terry McCaulley

Underclassmen like Lydia Worthing were essential in B-A’s first-round playoff victory..

Troy Walker, Sports Editor

The Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils volleyball team went into its District 6 2A first-round playoff matchup against  seven-seed Penns Valley following a tough loss to rival Tyrone.  

The No. 10 Lady Blue Devils won by scores of 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 26-24, and the win proved to be one of the team’s best games of the year.

B-A improved to 10-9 and will play at undefeated Central Cambria tonight in the District 6 Class AA quarterfinals. The Lady Red Devils are the No. 2 seed behind Bald Eagle Area.

For much of the year, B-A’s seniors have been doing a lot of the damage for the team, and Monday was no different. 

Senior Sakeria Haralson was fired up and led the Lady Devils, with 20 kills, and 21 blocks.  Alongside Sakeria, senior Sydney Lechner found a way to get almost everyone involved, as she had 36 assists.

The difference between the first round win, and a couple of the close losses that the Lady Devils suffered this year, is that B-A got some production from its youngsters.

B-A got 19 service points from freshman Lydia Worthing, and 18 digs from junior Sicily Yingling.

Should the Lady Devils win they will advance to the District 6 2A semifinals against the winner of tonight’s game between No. 3 Cambria Heights and No. 6 Tyrone.