Tulli, Ward, Monroe, Harvey, Sparano help Pope John Paul II spike Phoenixville

(2) Pope John Paul II 3, (7) Phoenixville 0 – The Golden Panthers rolled to victory in the opening round of the District 1-3A playoffs in straight sets Wednesday – 27-25, 25-16, 25-16 – behind Hanna Tulli (11 kills 3 blocks), Haley Spotts (4 kills, 3 blocks), Sarah Ward (11 kills), Mikaela Monroe (8 kills), Chelsea Harvey (31 assists), Simone Sparano (15 digs), Maddie Lesinski (8 digs) and Tea Pasquale (5 digs).

The victory sends PJP (13-6 overall) into the district semifinals next Tuesday at home against the winner of Thursday’s match between (6) Gwynedd Mercy Academy and (3) Mount St. Joseph with a state playoff berth hanging in the balance.

For the Phantoms, who finish the season 9-13, Keara Hennessey (16 assists, 11 digs, 1 ace), Kayla Grammerstorf (10 digs, 7 kills, 3 aces) and Romina Broglia (12 digs, 5 kills, 1 ace),led the way.