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Rebels survive in five vs. Blazers

September 05, 2000

Rebels survive in five vs. Blazers



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


CLEAR SPRING - As a volleyball player, Carrie Shank was not blessed with the best name.

However, she didn't follow the family line on Tuesday night in the season opener against Clear Spring, rattling off four straight service points to give the Rebels the final lead in a 12-15, 15-8, 14-16, 15-2, 15-9 win.

The Blazers jumped out to a 4-0 lead during the deciding game. After the Rebels came back to tie the score at 5-5, Clear Spring got a point to go up, 6-5. South Hagerstown then went ahead for good at 9-6 behind Shank's four consecutive service points.

"Serving is probably my strongest point," Shank said. "The team looks to me to do that.

"During the last game, we really pulled it together. We wanted to win that match and we worked hard for it. I was excited about tonight's match and it ended well."

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Jessica Hinze served for the final three points for the Rebels in the fifth game. Allison Wine got a game-ending kill to seal the match.

Shank went 16-for-16 from the service line with eight service points and seven kills. Cara Crouse was 21-for-21 from the service line with 15 service points and 15 assists, while Hinze went 24-for-25 from the service line with 17 service points for the Rebels.

Wine added 11 kills and nine blocks, while Angie Dietrich had 12 service points and eight assists for South Hagerstown. Ashley Reeder added nine kills, while Jill Watson had five kills and four service aces for the Rebels.

"Everybody stuck together and kept their spirits up," South Hagerstown coach Melissa Redding said. "That helped the team to be successful. Our feet were moving well for the entire time. We did not look like that we were tired by the fifth game."

Sarah Barr collected 14 kills, 12 service points and eight service aces, while Tara Myers contributed 16 assists for Clear Spring. Megan Springer got 12 digs, Ariann Rowe added 11 service points and Renee Repp had nine service points for the Blazers.

"I am very pleased with the way that the girls played," Clear Spring coach Robin Kriner said. "We just got into some spots where the momentum shifted into South High's favor."

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