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Warriors sweep Blazers

September 27, 2002|by JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro junior Sara Beth Williams turned in a fine night at the service line on Thursday.

Williams finished with 17 service points and seven aces to go along with five kills to help the Warriors sweep the Clear Spring Blazers 15-8, 15-12, 16-14 in a Washington County high school volleyball match.

Clear Spring (0-4) was one point away from winning the third game against Boonsboro (5-2) with a 14-8 lead. But Williams changed that situation in a hurry when she came through with eight consecutive service points to enable the Warriors to get a 16-14 win to seal the match.

"I knew they'd call a timeout on the last point that we had to get," Williams said. "I am just glad that I didn't choke. I was going for an ace, but I didn't get it. However, I'm glad that my team came through to get the match point."

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Williams said he thinks the Warriors have done a fine job of developing their skills this season.

"I believe that we have come a long way since the beginning of the season," she said. "We have had our ups and downs. I am glad that we have pulled together. I believe that we are going to go a long way. We are at the halfway point of the season. I hope that we continue to improve, so we can do well in the regionals."

Boonsboro coach Wendi Smith said she was proud of her team's comeback victory.

"I was very happy with the way that Sara Beth Williams served at the end of the third game," Smith said. "She rose to the occasion and the rest of the team picked it up a notch. I was pleased with the way that we came back when we were down and did not give up.

"It was a total team effort, because everyone on the team contributed to the win. The girls have worked hard and I am pleased with the effort and dedication that the whole team gives."

Caroline Woodhams added eight service points and four aces, while Claire Houseknecht had three kills for the Warriors.

Jessica Semler had 10 service points and seven assists, while Jamie Poffenberger added 10 digs and six kills for Clear Spring. Jill Shupp got eight service points, four assists and three kills for the Blazers.

"We have improved a good bit, since our match at Hancock last week," Clear Spring coach Robin Kriner said. "I thought the girls hustled more tonight and they played hard."

JV: Boonsboro, 2-0.

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