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No. 2 Williamsport fires at will on Blazers

November 07, 2000

No. 2 Williamsport fires at will on Blazers



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


WILLIAMSPORT - Postseason play seems to bring out the best in the Williamsport volleyball program. After all, the defending state champion is trying to build on 15 region titles and eight state championships over the last 22 years.

For two games Monday night, this season's version pulled off the same sort of dominance.

The Wildcats cruised early then struggled late, but still had enough to knock off Clear Spring 15-2, 15-1, 17-15 in the Maryland Class 1A South quarterfinals.

"I think that we played well and I am glad that we came away with the win tonight," Williamsport coach Kristi Gee said. "I felt that, during the first two games, we were able to execute our offense well. In the third game, we had some passing breakdowns and that enabled Clear Spring to stay in the game.

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"We will work on those areas that we struggled in during practice tomorrow, so that we will be ready on Wednesday."

Junior middle hitter Danielle Munson played another strong game at the net for the Wildcats, as she finished with 16 kills and nine blocks. Meghan Foley had 10 assists for Williamsport.

Senior setter Kristine Porac collected 17 service points, 12 digs and nine assists for Williamsport.

Amie Eichelberger had 12 of the 18 service points for Clear Spring (3-12). Eichelberger also had four assists and two aces. Sarah Barr added five kills.

"We came with one goal and that was to play our best match of the season," Clear Spring coach Robin Kriner said. "It is just a shame that it took us until the third game before we got going. Williamsport is a formidable opponent. It just took us until the third game before we got the jitters out and we were ready to go."

Williamsport (14-1, No. 3 Herald-Mail), seeded second, will play Boonsboro Wednesday at home at 7 p.m. in the semifinals.

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