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Resh early serving lifts HCC over Garrett

October 22, 2002|by JACK HILL III

Lauren Resh, who is one of the three sophomores on the Hagerstown Community College Hawks, wanted to make sure that they won their final regular-season home volleyball match.

Resh set the tone early with her consistent serving by snapping a 5-5 tie during the opening game with 11 consecutive service points to give HCC a commanding 16-5 lead.

That paved the way for the Hawks to sweep the Garrett Community College Lakers 30-18, 30-20, 30-23 on Monday night in a Maryland JuCo Conference volleyball match at the HCC athletic complex.

Resh got 11 digs in the match and had two aces during her run of 11 points.

"Since I haven't served for the last few matches, I was very happy with my performance," Resh said. "I haven't been able to serve, because I have been playing libero. So, I was taking advantage of my opportunities tonight. I was just making sure that I kept my serve strong for the whole time. I didn't let up."

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Sophomore Melanie Whitt scored 30 assists, 10 service points and eight digs for HCC. Amanda Storms had 16 digs, 10 service points and seven kills for the Hawks. Emily Beecher had 15 digs and four kills, while Chelsea Jolliffe added 10 kills and six digs for HCC.

Mandy Myers got five kills and three blocks, while Sarah Lindsay also had five kills for the Hawks.

"I think that we had a lot of energy tonight and we played a really good match," Resh said. "I think that we have come a long way since the beginning of the season. We have been working real hard with uniting as a team. Now we have one goal and that is nationals. I think that we have a really great team and I am proud to be part of the team."

HCC (19-14, 8-4) will finish its regular season at Delaware Tech on Thursday. HCC will then host the Region XX volleyball tournament on Nov. 2-3.

"It was a nice way to end the last conference match," HCC coach Beth Domenico said. "Now, we have to prepare for Delaware Tech. After that, we have one week to prepare for the regionals. We have had a lot of ups and downs. But I believe that we will peak at the regionals. If every player shows up ready to play for the regionals, then we have a chance of winning."

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