MIAMI, Fla. - Outsized, outscored, anything but outplayed was Hagerstown Junior College as it opened with two losses in the National Junior College volleyball championships in Miami, Fla.
"It's a doggone shame," HJC coach Marlys Palmer said after the Lady Hawks were defeated in straight sets and eliminated from national competition.
"Person after person (after the match) would commend us on how hard we fought," Palmer said. "We just couldn't get over the hump."
A 16-18, 14-16, 4-15 loss to Kankakee (Ill.) Community College in the second match was led by Heather Aleshire with 14 kills, 13 digs and eight service points. Eleanor Baker had 11 digs and 10 points and Alexa Robertson added seven digs, six kills and five points. Setter Julie Frazee registered 29 assists for HJC.