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Volleyball victory for Boonsboro

September 22, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - Junior setter Jessie Ambrose started the volleyball match off Tuesday night by getting 12 consecutive service points for the Boonsboro Warriors, who went on to sweep the Clear Spring Blazers, 25-12, 25-12, 25-9.

"I was trying to get as many service points as I could get, including a few aces," Ambrose said. "It felt pretty good to get all of those points at the beginning. That is the position that I start in all of the time and that is my job."

Ambrose had 20 service points, 11 assists and eight kills.

Boonsboro (4-0) stretched its lead to 22-8 in the first game, before Clear Spring (2-3) chopped the lead down to 22-12. Boonsboro then got the next three points and a game-ending block by freshman Tara Garver for the win.

Sophomore middle hitter Jerica Hewett sealed the victory in the second game with five straight service points.

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Ambrose started out the third game with five straight service points. After a couple of service exchanges, Hewett and junior outside hitter Caitlyn Selby added six straight service points each to help Boonsboro build a 19-2 lead. That paved the way for the win.

Hewett had 15 service points, four kills and three blocks. Selby added nine service points, nine digs and six kills, while Kasi Harris had five kills and four blocks for the Warriors.

"I am happy with the outcome of the match, but not necessarily with the way we played," Boonsboro coach Wendi Smith said. "We got off to a good start, but then became sluggish and never really played our game. Clear Spring played well and kept us on our toes."

Ashley Crist had six assists and Ashley Tritapoe added three blocks for the Blazers.

"Boonsboro had a very strong offense," Clear Spring coach Robin Papa said. "I was pleased with our defense. We dug up a lot of their hits. We showed a lot of spunk. Jessie Ambrose put us in a hole with her aggressive serving. We had a hard time passing her serve at the beginning."

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