Griffins soar into Public League championship game

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Melvin Young Jr. gets ready to finish off a point for Academy at Palumbo in the Public League semifinal. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

The Academy at Palumbo High School boys volleyball team defeated Frankford in straight sets in the Philadelphia Public League semifinal game on May 20 at Palumbo Rec Center. The Griffins will take on the winner of the other semifinal between Central and Abraham Lincoln on Tuesday in the championship game.

Palumbo also earned the right to play in the PIAA Class 2A District 12 championship game against Lansdale Catholic on Thursday. Check back soon for a story on the team’s success.

Michael Pacini spikes a ball for the Academy at Palumbo boys volleyball team in the Philadelphia Public League semifinal. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Academy at Palumbo volleyball coach EJ Goldstein gives his team a pep talk prior to the Philadelphia Public League semifinal game on May 20. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Thierno Barry delivers a point for Academy at Palumbo against Frankford in the Philadelphia Public League semifinal. Photo/Mark Zimmaro