WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Wildcats had a "sweep 16" party Wednesday night, and the Smithsburg Leopards were the guests of honor.
The Wildcats won their 16th straight match, sweeping away the Leopards 25-19, 25-23, 25-20 in the Maryland Class 1A West semifinals.
Williamsport (16-1) will play Boonsboro in the region final on Friday or Saturday. The Wildcats are in pursuit of their 18th region championship since 1978.
"We came ready to play," Williamsport coach Emily Crabtree said. "The girls were up and they really wanted to win this match. Smithsburg played well and hard. It was a great defensive effort by both teams. Our girls have never given up. Even when we are down, it doesn't seem to bother them. They know each other well and where to be on the floor. They do a good job of picking each other up."