Hempfield gave State College a tight Game 1 but it didn’t take much for the Little Lions to put their opponents away immediately thereafter.
State College took a 3-0 win over Hempfield with game scores of 25-23, 25-12 and 25-12. Deniz Demerci led State College (5-4) with 13 kills and 16 digs. Andrew Groves chipped in 2 1/2 blocks and 28 assists while J.R. Koch added three aces.
State College will host its home invitational on Saturday.