With all the drama of a major Schuylkill League - Division 2 volleyball matchup between unbeaten Marian and unbeaten Panther Valley, each team was looking to make an early season statement.
At the end of the night, it was the Fillies who made their mark, loud and clear. Marian swept the Panthers, 25 -12. 25 -12, and 25 -17 with a strong kill game at the net and at the back line with a solid service attack.
"Our strategy is always the same," said Marian coach John Fallabel. "Serve hard. Hit hard, Play defense hard."