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North volleyball sweeps Wheaton

November 03, 2000

North volleyball sweeps Wheaton



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


Friday night totally belonged to the North Hagerstown Hubs' volleyball team.

It just took 50 minutes for the Hubs to sweep the Wheaton Knights 15-1, 15-6, 15-0 in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West Region playoffs.

North (11-4) will travel to South Carroll on Monday for the region quarterfinal match.

North senior setter Nicole Morgan led the way with 22 assists, giving her 395 on the season and the Tri-State area lead. Williamsport's Kristine Porac was leading the area with 383 assists heading into Friday's action.

"I think that we did excellent," Morgan said. "It really boosts our confidence that we can go into the second round, where we can give it our all there. I think that we all have real good attitudes. We all seem to get along real well. That has been a big key to our success this year. Our hitters have been doing a good job at the net. Passers help with setting up our hitters."

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Michelle Levin finished with a match-high 12 service points for the Hubs.

Lauren Anderson and Morgan had four straight service points each to help North build a 9-1 lead during the first game. Levin followed with five service points in a row. After that, sophomore Kristina Nash got a game-winning service ace.

Levin had three straight service points at the start of the second game and four straight service points at the end. Casey Breslin got a game-ending spike kill for North.

The Hubs were sparked by a pair of reserves in the third game. Liz Spessert started the third game with 10 consecutive service points. Harmony Wilson ended the game with four service points in a row, including a pair of service aces, to seal the match.

"It was a good victory," North coach Jaime Pryor said. "Our passing is finally where it needs to be. Things are coming together. We had a good time. We have good senior leadership. The seniors set a really good example. Our team has shown a lot of improvement since the beginning of the season. We're definitely reaching our peak."

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