The last time Middletown's volleyball team visited North Hagerstown, the Knights had to rally from a 2-1 deficit to squeeze out a five-game thriller on Sept. 16.
Middletown made sure Monday evening's Class 2A West quarterfinal had significantly less suspense. The Knights swept North, 25-19, 25-11, 28-26.
"We knew that it would be a tough match," Middletown coach Jaime Pryor said. "For some reason, we always draw them in the ... regionals. It is always a tough match. When we played them earlier this season, they really served us off the court. We made some adjustments to our serve receive so that our offense could be strong and do its job."
Kristin Young had 28 assists, and Allison Jarkey had 12 service points and seven kills to lead Middletown (13-2). Erin Burtner had 13 digs, Jill Martin had 11 kills, Claire Ciarkowski had 10 service points, Melissa Pfau had eight kills and Amanda Lewis had seven kills and three aces.