This year’s squad only lost one conference match to District 10 rival Cochranton who they split with in the regular season. Then the Tigers swept the Cardinals in the district finals.
Wood hasn’t lost a set in the state championship run defeating Elk County Catholic in the opening round and Homer Center in the quarter finals.
The semi-final win over Oswayo Valley will put them up against the winner of the Sacred Heart Academy vs. West Branch High School.
The State Championships it set for 10:30 a.m. at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg.
Maplewood girls Volleyball has five state championships in 1985, 1992(Bancroft’s first) 1995, 2005 (against Titusville) and 2017. They won silver in 1993, 2000, 2007 and 2009. Bancroft also took the Maplewood boys to a silver medal in 2009. The school’s storied volleyball history also has two boys championship titles in 1989 and 2000 and another silver in 1979.