Girls volleyball: Boyertown denied first PIAA playoff berth in program history

(7) Council Rock North 3, (5) Boyertown 2 – Adrianna Derstine (17 kills), Emma Ludwig (12 kills, 24 digs, 24 assists), Grace Rinehimer (20 assists), Julia Smith (27 digs, 4 assists), Jess Ahrt (8 kills, 3 digs) and Emily Wolfe (14 kills, 12 digs) had solid showings for the Bears in their season-ending loss in the District 1-4A fifth-place match Thursday night.

Boyertown, which finishes its stellar season at 21-5, was unable to sustain a comeback that produced a 2-2 standoff after wins of 25-17 and 25-19 in the third and fourth sets of the state playoff qualifier.

The Indians, who had jumped out to the 2-0 edge behind wins of 25-16 and 26-24 in the opening sets, finished off the Bears’ dreams of the first PIAA playoff berth in program history by squeezing out a 15-12 victory in the fifth and final set.