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Williamsport closes out season, Warriors

November 03, 1998

Williamsport vs. BoonsboroBy MIKE SIRBAUGH / Staff Correspondent

photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer




WILLIAMSPORT - Although the final scores of 15-5, 15-3, 15-3 indicated that Williamsport's volleyball victory over Boonsboro Monday was a rout, both coaches felt that the Monocacy Valley Athletic League match was well contested on both sides.

"Oh, it wasn't easy," said Williamsport coach Kristi Gee, whose team ends the regular season on a nine-match winning streak. "There were a lot of sideouts in this match. Notice we didn't have a lot of runs where we put up a lot of points at once. Boonsboro did a good job on defense, but our hitters did a good job of finding the holes."

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Barb Spoonire and Lettie Wilkes were particularly adept at finding those holes. After ending Game 1 with a kill, Spoonire made the second game her showcase. She had four of her nine kills and two of her six service points, including an ace, to lead the Wildcats (13-1, 7-1 MVAL).

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Wilkes spread her offense around, recording six assists, four digs and topping everyone with 10 kills, banging the final point of the match home with a thunderous shot from the net to the far right corner of the court.

"Williamsport has a very strong offense and a very scrappy defense," said Boonsboro coach Kris McGee. "They definitely outplayed us. They were just stronger than us. I think they'll go far (in the playoffs)."

Boonsboro (6-8, 4-4) did an admirable job on defense but couldn't get on track offensively. Steph Strite was one of the Warrior bright spots, recording 11 assists and going 100 percent from the service line. Katrina Woodhams had six kills and Jade Whipp added four.

"I really thought it was a good game to watch," McGee said. "The score wasn't close, but I'm very proud of the way they played. They never gave up."

Indeed, the Warriors opened up the match scoring the evening's first point and kept the first game close until the score reached 8-4. But even those points were more a result of Wildcat errors than they were of Boonsboro offense.

After Williamsport picked up a few scattered points, Keya Davis stepped to the service line and banged in three points, including two aces that forced McGee to call a timeout to regroup. Davis ended the match with four aces and four digs.

"Compared to our game with South last week," Gee said, "We did a much better job of serving and passing. We've got our confidence now. Tonight, our whole team did a good job of playing their roles."

Tina McAllister not only sang the national anthem but added 11 digs. Jen Jordan had six service points and 10 assists and Amy Spoonire chipped in 15 assists with two blocks.

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