The State College boys’ volleyball team will face Bethel Park in the first round of the PIAA tournament on Wednesday.
The game will be played at 6 p.m. At Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg.
The Black Hawks were the runner-up of the District 7 tournament, losing to North Allegheny 3-2 in the championship game.
The Little Lions defeated Altoona 3-0 in the District 6 title match.
The PIAA tournament has a new format this season, with a straight 16-team bracket like most other sports, instead of the old format with
a first round of matches before pool play for the quarterfinals. The State College-Bethel Park winner will meet either North Allegheny or Norwin, the District 7 third-place team, in the PIAA quarterfinals.
The championship match will be played June 8 at Penn State’s Multi-Sport Facility.