New Hope Solebury wins the Perk Valley Tournament!

New Hope Solebury wins the Perk Valley Tournament!

New Hope battled all morning for a second-place pool-play finish that saw the Lions take losses to Perk Valley and Arch Bishop Wood. The Lions earned hard fought victories against Germantown and WC East to earn the second seed. 

The playoff bound Lions quickly defeated Quakertown in a quarter final match and moved onto Semi Finals where New Hope beat Gwynedd Mercy Academy in three sets. The finals match pitted New Hope against Perk Valley. The Vikings jumped out to a 20-0 lead and quickly overwhelmed the smaller Lions in the first set 25-5. In set two, the Lions used a strong service run by Senior Captain Rachel McMahon to begin what would ultimately lead to a 25-23 Lions second set victory. Strong passing and digging by the Lions’ defensive back row Bella Fleishchacker and Carina Rozycki along with a stellar setting performance by Gwen Vogelsang allowed Katie Costello, Jennifer Sommerfeldt and Maryna Chuma to bang home 16 kills and lead the Lions to a third set 15-5 victory and win the tournament.