Although it wasn't crystal clear at the time, when Williamsport withstood a Rising Sun rally to end the first set, the Wildcats were well on their way to the 'W'.
Williamsport walloped the Tigers 26-24, 25-13, 29-9 in a state semifinal game at Ritchie Coliseum Tuesday night, November 13.
Following Friday's four-set victory over North Dorchester in the 1A east region title match, Perryville players posed for photos with four fingers raised on each hand.
The gesture signified the Panthers' eighth straight region championship.
"It's really amazing," Perryville's record-setting setter Jordan Carr said.
"Not a lot of sports at our school get to experience this eight years in a row. Coming in and being a part of the team there's an expectation that we've got to be region champs again. That's what we strive for every year. That's our mindset throughout the season."
The Rising Sun volleyball team swept visiting Elkton in a region semifinal match Wednesday night, November 7.
The Tigers triumphed 25-7, 25-14, 25-15.
The Perryville volleyball team opened the playoffs with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-20 sweep of visiting Bohemia Manor Monday night, November 5.
The Rising Sun volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a 25-6, 25-12, 25-2 rout of visiting C. Milton Wright Thursday night.
Breelyn Young served 14 aces for the Tigers. Sophia Eckerd recorded a team-high 12 kills and Emily Jackson had four kills. Megan Hoyle notched 20 assists.
The Perryville volleyball team snapped a two-match losing streak with a 3-1 triumph over host North East Monday night, October 22.
Rising Sun's volleyball team rebounding from its first loss of the year by sweeping Bohemia Manor Tuesday night, October 16.
History was both made and repeated itself in the same volleyball match.
Perryville snapped several Rising Sun winning streaks with a stirring five-set comeback victory Thursday night, October 11.
The Panthers triumphed over the previously undefeated Tigers 22-25, 18-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-10.
The Perryville volleyball team swept visiting Bohemia Manor 25-21, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday, October 2.
Serving in volleyball is all about risk and reward.
If you take the chance to serve tough, it can generate some easy points but can also backfire if you serve long or into the net.
Undefeated Rising Sun nearly put itself in a hole with service errors at critical times during the middle stages of the Tuesday, September 25, match with visiting Bel Air, but rebounded for a 25-18, 27-25, 13-25, 25-20 triumph.