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Leopards sweep Rebels in MVAL Antietam

October 22, 2003|by JACK HILL III

The Smithsburg Leopards built big leads in the first two games and Heather Bywaters' 16-point serving streak in the third game sealed a 25-20, 25-18, 25-11 sweep of South Hagerstown on Tuesday in an MVAL Antietat tried to keep my serve in, because our front line was playing good," Bywaters said. "My team did the rest. ... I think we are going to go far in the playoffs. We are definitely pulling together at the right time."

Bywaters finished with 19 service points and seven kills for Smithsburg (8-4, 4-1).

"Heather came through when we really needed her to tonight," Leopards coach Rachel Bachtell said. "She has been a solid player for us all year. We had confidence in her when she went to the service line."

Laura Lindsay had 15 service points, six aces and four kills for the Leopards. Kayla Martin added 14 assists and Molly Powell had six assists, while Kenzie Bowen had six kills and Brittany Meadows had five.

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"I think the seniors really stepped up and played a good match," Bachtell said. "They showed a lot of leadership and they played with a lot of enthusiasm. All of our players came to play tonight. We played good, solid team volleyball."

Lindsay had five straight service points in the first game to give Smithsburg a 9-1 lead, and added nine consecutive points in the second game to help the Leopards build a 10-1 lead. Smithsburg cruised home in both.

Keli Dofflemyer had 17 assists and Caitlin Nicewarner had four blocks and four kills for South Hagerstown (8-5, 2-2). Chelsea Weaver added six kills, Jamie Fowler had four kills and Lindsay Steiner had seven service points.

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