YORK — Dani Most and Abbey Preissler each chalked up 17 kills and four ace blocks to lead top-seeded Giltner past No. 2 seed Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 to win the Crossroads Conference championship Thursday night.
In the third-place match, Class D-1 No. 3 Exeter-Milligan survived several threats from Class D-2 sixth-ranked Hampton in a 25-20, 27-25, 25-17 roller-coaster ride.
The four-set title marathon lived up to its billing, according to Giltner head coach Kurt Polt, and not only because it pitted his Class D-2 No. 3 Hornets against the D-1 ninth-ranked Eagles.
“I didn’t figure it would be a clean sweep either way,” Polt said afterward. “When you’re in the CRC finals, I don’t know what else you can expect except an exciting time. I don’t think you can come here any year and see one team blow out another — this conference is just that good.”