Renaissance Academy Lady Knights to Play in the 2014 Championships

Renaissance Academy Lady Knights to Play in the 2014 Championships
Posted on 10/23/2014

PHOENIXVILLE, PA—On October 23, 2014, the Renaissance Academy Lady Knights volleyball team took on the Woodlynde Warriors to see who would advance to the Tri-County Independent School League Finals.  The Lady Knights battled back strong after losing the first two sets to win the next two.  The RA team then won the final set, a nail-biter at 17-15.

Stand-out player of the game was middle-hitter, Carrie Baker who hit 14 kills, served 3 aces.  Also scoring big was Alina McClain who hit 6 kills, served 6 aces and had two blocks.  Shannon McGurty served 8 aces and had 6 assists, while setter, Miranda Hanna served 3 aces, had 3 kills and set 8 assists.  Senior Anna Moretti added 3 kills and 2 aces and Laura Peppel hit 3 kills, and added 1 block and 1 assist.

About her Lady Knights squad, Coach Holly Mandia said that she was very proud of this team, who had made it to the championships for the third year in a row.  “This squad has a lot of heart and has learned so much this season.  I’ve seen them execute new skills in their matches for the first time and not give up on a single ball.”

On Thursday, October 23rd, the Lady Knights will face off against the West Mont Academy Wings in the championship match which will be played at The Perkiomen School, 200 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA, beginning at 7:00 pm.  About this upcoming match, Coach Mandia said, “West Mont is a tough opponent, but as long as the team plays a tough mental game and plays one point at a time, there will be no stopping them on Thursday.”