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Wildcats sweep Blazers

October 28, 1998|By JACK HILL III

WILLIAMSPORT - With the postseason quickly approaching, one aspect of the game Williamsport volleyball coach Kristi Gee said the Wildcats needed work on was their passing.

So, in practices leading up to Tuesday's match against Clear Spring, the Wildcats spent extra time fine-tuning that part of their game.

The payoff: A 15-6, 15-3, 15-2 sweep of the Blazers.

"I was pleased with the way that my girls played tonight," Gee said. "I thought that we passed well and that helped us to run our offense well. We have been trying to emphasize passing during practice, and we implemented that well into the match tonight. Clear Spring has some good servers, so we knew that we had to pass well in order to be successful against them tonight."

Tina McAllister had 14 service points and five digs, while Megan Bowman had 11 service points and four digs for Williamsport (11-1). Jennifer Jordan had 10 assists and three digs, and Amy Spoonire had nine assists and three kills.

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"Williamsport is a great team, and it always looks good," said Blazers coach Karri Ernst. "Williamsport plays a solid game all around."

Mandy Englehart had 100 percent serving for the Blazers (1-11). Suzy Ernst had nine digs and two blocks, and Jen Mentzer had four digs.

Williamsport bolted to a 6-0 lead in Game 1 when Bowman served for two points, and McAllister followed with four in a row. Clear Spring reduced the deficit to 8-4, but Keya Davis answered by serving for four straight points to increase Williamsport's advantage to 12-4. Bowman finished with three points, and Barb Spoonire made a game-ending kill to give the Wildcats the win.

McAllister had 10 points during Williamsport's victory in Game 2, while Bowman had six points Game 3.

"There are a few things that we need to work on before regionals," Ernst said. "Hopefully, we'll change it around before regionals come."

Williamsport also swept the JV match 15-6, 15-7.

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