Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Foxes Win, Gear Up for Familiar Foe

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Foxes Win, Gear Up for Familiar Foe

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Fox Chapel boys volleyball coach Phil O'Keefe and members of his staff could have celebrated after defeating Bethel Park, 3-2, in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals Saturday at North Allegheny High School.

Instead they drove to Altoona to scout the team they will play Tuesday in the semifinals. They could've saved gas considering the winner was an old friend.

Seneca Valley posted a 3-1 quarterfinal victory against District 3 champion Central York

That means Fox Chapel and Seneca Valley will lock horns for a fourth consecutive time in the semifinals. Fox Chapel has won two of three previous matchups, including the WPIAL title match.

Fox Chapel jumped to a 2-0 lead in the quarterfinals with wins of 25-23 and 25-18. Bethel Park rallied with wins of 25-23 and 25-22 to tie the match. The Foxes won, 15-9, in the deciding set.

"Bethel Park gave us a great battle but we were able to hold off their rally," O'Keefe said. "We kept going to our middles. …

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