MANCHESTER — State College finished 2-2 during pool play and lost during bracket matches at the Northeastern Bobcat Invitational on Saturday.
The Little Lions (1-2 in dual matches) scored wins over Dover and Garden Spot and fell to Ambridge and Pennsbury to start the day. The team then lost a play-in match 15-10, 15-10 to Council Rock before finishing with a first-round loss to Hempfield (Lancaster) 15-11, 15-3.
We were in every game except for the last one, Little Lions coach Kim-Li Kimel said. They served us off the court. ... I would have liked to have finished stronger.
The offense was paced by Ibrahim Almoaiqels 20 kills and Deniz Demircis 17. The team also got four aces and two blocks from Eric Deshong, 36 digs and three aces from Noah Hanahan, 10 digs from Demirci and 65 assists and three blocks for Andrew Groves.