The Hagerstown Community College Hawks volleyball team had won five straight Region XX Volleyball Tournament championships and nine tournament titles in the past 10 years.
But Hagerstown could not add another title on Sunday afternoon as the Catonsville Cardinals dethroned the Hawks by sweeping them 15-3, 15-6, 15-8 in the championship match at the HCC athletic complex.
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Catonsville (29-11-1) will now advance to the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament.
"I would have to say that the togetherness on our team was the key to our victory against Hagerstown," Catonsville coach Jerry Hulla said. "At Catonsville, we try to foster a family environment."
Catonsville's 6-foot sophomore middle hitter Beth Lister came through with 13 kills and six blocks in the match against Hagerstown, and was chosen the All-Tournament MVP. Lister was voted as an All-American nominee. Lister was also chosen to the First Team for both the Maryland JUCO Conference and Region XX.