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Warriors follow path past Rebels

October 05, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro volleyball team has been navigating through the season with a personalized road map.

"We have set high goals and have been working hard to achieve them," Boonsboro coach Wendi Smith said. "We have a 'never give up' attitude and play one point at a time. I constantly tell them to keep their composure and play their game."

The No. 4 Warriors hit all the check points to remain undefeated through thier first 10 matches by sweeping South Hagerstown 25-18, 26-24, 25-18 on Monday in an MVAL Antietam match.

Caitlyn Selby had 15 digs and 12 kills, while Jessie Ambrose added 13 kills and 12 assists for Boonsboro (10-0, 1-0). Kim Snavely had nine digs and six kills, freshman Tara Garver came off of the bench to score 11 service points and Kasi Harris had 10 service points for the Warriors.

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Freshman Brittany Hyatt had nine service points and Lindsay Steiner added eight more for South Hagerstown (7-2, 0-1).

"We knew coming in that Boonsboro was a decent team," South Hagerstown coach Chuck Weaver said. "We played hard and we played good ball. The only thing that we were missing coming into tonight's match was confidence. I think that we got it tonight, even though we lost."

The Rebels led 3-2 in the first game before Jerica Hewett scored three straight service points to give the Warriors a 5-3 lead they never relinquished. Selby finished off the game with a kill for Boonsboro.

The lead changed hands several times during the second game. Hyatt had four consecutive points to give South Hagerstown a 24-21 lead. After getting a point on a sideout, Ambrose put Boonsboro over the top with four straight points, finalized by another Selby kill.

Garver scored four points to snap a 3-3 tie to give the Warriors a 7-3 advantage in the third game. The Rebels came back to take a 15-14 lead, but Garver reeled off seven straight service points to put Boonsboro in command with a 21-15 lead.

Harris scored the final three service points to close out the victory for the Warriors, culminated by a kill by Snavely.

"It was a total team effort," Smith said. "We had to dig deep and play hard. South kept us on our toes. With this year's team, if somebody is down, then somebody else can pick them up."

Boonsboro's JV team moved to 8-0 by sweeping South Hagerstown.

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