Roundup - Blazers beat Panthers in 1A West volleyball

November 05, 2002


HANCOCK - Ashley Crist had 17 service points - including six aces - and 10 assists as Clear Spring defeated Hancock 15-13, 15-9, 15-9 in the Class 1A West quarterfinals on Monday.

The Blazers (4-11) hold two victpries against the Panthers (11-5) after sweeping them last week in a regular season matchup.

"We've had a good season, we played most of our teams competitively, we're just in a tough county," Clear Spring coach Robin Kriner said. "We're very pleased to be where we're at right now, and the girls have been working hard and been steadily improving."

Jill Shupp had nine service points and 15 assists, Jamie Poffenberger had 10 kills and 17 digs, and Brittany Gruber had seven kills for the Blazers.

Candace Golden had nine service points, Heather Klinefelter had six service points, six kills and three blocks, Cary Beaver had five service points and eight kills, Jodi Keefer had nine assists and Jenna Demery had six assists for the Panthers.

No. 1 Williamsport 3 / Westmar 0

WILLIAMSPORT - The Wildcats defeated Westmar 15-1, 15-4, 15-1 in the 1A West quarterfinals.

Denise Sullivan had 22 service points and 13 assists, while Erin Malott had nine service points and Lindsey Plotner added eight kills for Williamsport (14-1).

No. 3 Thomas Johnson 3 / Chesapeake-Anne Arundel 0

PASADENA, Md. - Kate Martin had 33 assists and nine service points to lead Thomas Johnson over Chesapeake-AA in the 4A East quarterfinals, 15-8, 15-8, 15-8.

Erin Maldo had 12 kills, eight digs and three blocks, Leah Freed had 13 service points and eight digs, Jessica Goode had eight kills and six digs and Caitlin Geeslin had 10 service points for the Patriots (14-1).

Thomas Johnson will host C.M. Wright in the semifinals on Wednesday.

No. 4 Hedgesville 3 / Jefferson 0

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Hedgesville defeated Jefferson in the West Virginia Region II, Section I semifinals, 15-5, 15-4, 15-10.

Jefferson won the right to play Hedgesville by defeating Martinsburg 3-1 in the first round prior to the semifinal match.

Tracy Regalbuto led Hedgesville (30-4) with 24 assists and six service points, while Lauren Pitzer had 15 service points. Keri Jackson had nine kills and four service points.

Hedgesville will play in Wednesday's championship at home against Hampshire, which defeated Musselman 3-1.

Boonsboro 3, Forestville 0

BOONSBORO - Brittany Hewett had 14 service points and five aces to lead Boonsboro over Forestville in the 1A South quarterfinals, 15-4, 15-1, 15-3.

Jessie Ambrose had 11 service points and six aces, and Kim Snavely had eight service points and three aces for the Warriors (8-7).

South 3, Oakland Mills 1

After dropping its first game, South Hagerstown came back to win the final three to defeat Oakland Mills in the 1A South quarterfinals, 6-15, 15-7, 15-10, 15-10.

Angie Dieterich had 12 service points, five assists and five kills, Kelly Dofflemyer had 12 service points and seven assists and Susan Lewis had nine service points for the Rebels (6-9).

South travels to Smithsburg for the semifinals on Wednesday.


Oakland Mills 1, Brunswick 0

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Casey Wilbur scored in the 50th minute off a corner kick to lift Oakland Mills past Brunswick in a Class 1A South semifinal.

The Railroaders allowed just five shots on goal, but in turn were held to just two shots in what coach Dave Spezio termed a "defensive struggle." Chad Baker recorded four saves for Brunswick.


No. 4 T. Johnson 2, Arundel 1

GAMBRILLS, Md. - Emily Sykes scored two goals on assists from Jennifer Saxton and Brittany Wilson to lead Thomas Johnson (12-3-1) over Arundel in the 4A East semifinals.

The Patriots will play in its sixth straight regional final on Thursday against South River.


Wheeling Jesuit 7, Shepherd 1

WHEELING, W.Va. - Wheeling Jesuit handed Shepherd a first-round loss in the West Virginia Conference tournament.

WJU jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead and held Shepherd (4-17) to just Shannon Smiles' second-half penalty shot goal.

Amy Ridgely had three saves for the Rams.


Pirisino wins WVIAC honor

PRINCETON, W. Va. - Shepherd senior Kim Pirisinowas named co-West Virginia Conference Player of the Week.

Pirisino led the Rams to a 2-1 mark last week with 52 kills and 53 digs.

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