STATE COLLEGE — Deniz Demerci led State College with seven kills on Thursday, but couldnt muster much more offense against powerhouse Northeastern, as the Bobcats blanked the Little Lions 25-22, 25-17, 25-10.
John Dorsey added six kills for the Little Lions (0-2), while Kevin Paroda and Eric Deshong combined for four blocks, Noah Hanahan led the team with four digs and Kyle Shafer had 24 assists.
Northeastern is one of the top teams in the state, so we knew it was going to be a battle, State College assistant coach Kirk Hoover said of the perennial Class AA power and 2010 state champion. We certainly showed improvements from our first match, but couldnt put it together.
Alex Novack also added an ace for the State College, which hosts Cumberland Valley on Tuesday.
Northeastern improved to 2-0 on the season.