Warriors hold off Cedar Crest Barons shut out Cocalico, 3-0

By on April 10, 2013

Record Express file photoWarwick's Zac Riddick sets the ball for a teammate.

The match was closer than the score indicated.

But the Warwick boys volleyball team prevailed in three hard-fought battles against Cedar Crest on Tuesday to come away with a 3-0 victory in a Section One match in Lititz. Only nine combined points separated the two teams in the Warriors’ 25-23, 26-24, 25-20 decision.

Gavin Schaffer was a force at the net with 11 kills for Warwick, and Zach Gingrich made his presence felt with two aces and one block. Colby Weit also chipped in with a block, helping the Warwick boys improve to 3-1 in league play.

Manheim Central also got in the win column on Tuesday, riding a 17-kill night from Josiah Hershberger in a 3-0 shutout of Cocalico. The Barons’ senior hitter also had four aces and six blocks to boost Central to the 25-21, 25-15, 25-14 victory.

In other action last Thursday, Warwick and Manheim Central both came away with wins in Section play. Warwick took three straight from Ephrata in a 3-0 win, while the Barons overcame a first-set loss to Elizabethtown to defeat the Bears 3-1 in Manheim.

Colby Weit finished with eight kills to pace the Warriors, who won 25-20, 25-21, 25-19. Zac Riddick and Gavin Schaffer also helped out at the net with one block apiece and Gingrich chipped in with an ace.

Elsewhere, Josiah Hershberger had another big night for Manheim Central, and the Barons needed it, as they had to bounce back from a first-set 25-23 loss. The Barons’ star stepped up with 25 kills and eight blocks, helping the team respond with wins in the next three, 25-13, 25-21, 25-12.

Luke Spang and Nate Ginder added two aces apiece in the win. More VOLLEYBALL, page B-2

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