Volleyball plays well at tourney
Northwestern Lady Tigers Volleyball finished in first place in the Silver Bracket of the Second annual Courtney Anne Diacont Memorial Volleyball Tournament held at Nazareth High School.
Eleven high school teams from eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey participated in the tournament.
The day started on a down note for the Lady Tigers with a straight set loss to powerhouse Bethlehem Catholic. Northwestern went 1-2 against Vorhees and Pocono Mountain East to finish pool play 2-6.
The Lady Tigers were placed in the Silver Bracket for the finals where they beat St. Joseph Hill Academy in straight sets and Pocono Mountain West in straight sets to set up a rematch with Pocono Mountain East for the Silver Bracket championship.
The Lady Tigers lost the first game 25-21 only to dominate the last two games, 25-8 and 15-7, to win the championship.
The Lady Tigers were led by their seniors Jenny Von Holt and Mariana Valencia. Their never-say-die attitude was infectious and led to the teams comeback. Strong serving by juniors Sarah Overstom and Makayla Clymer and strong team play in the finals help guide the Lady Tigers to the championship.
The team has two home matches left, September 28 against North Schuykill and October 8 against Southern Lehigh.