Hubs fight back to beat Rebels in 4

October 27, 2004


Corry Eagler was disappointed with the way her North Hagerstown volleyball team played Tuesday night, but she couldn't have been happier with the results.

The No. 5 Hubs came from behind twice in their 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21 MVAL Antietam win over South Hagerstown to secure city bragging rights.

"I have to say it was one of the ugliest matches we've played," Eagler said. "We had to score off of their errors instead of making plays."

But the Hubs (14-1, 6-0) seemed to be able to make plays when it was necessary.

Trailing 22-19 in Game 1, North turned to Brook Ward, whose five straight service points - including two aces - completed a six-point run to clinch the win.


"(Coming from behind) is the most tense situation to be in," said Ward. "We're not used to that. But our intensity was much stronger when we were down, and we really came together as a team."

Sparked by the net play of Lindsey Steiner and Chelsea Weaver - and six service aces - South (10-5, 3-4) rolled to a 22-18 advantage in the third game. But the Hubs reeled off seven of the next eight points behind four Tracy Hinkle service points and one of South's 16 service errors to gain the upper hand in the match.

"We seem to get to 22 points and stall," said South coach Chuck Weaver. "We can't seem to finish a game. That's something we're going to have to correct."

Six more Ward service points and four Katie Plume kills helped North establish a 16-6 advantage in the final game. But the Rebels came roaring back, with Brittany Hyatt serving three straight aces to propel South to within one point at 18-17.

Again, just when the Hubs needed it, two Rebels service errors helped restore a working margin for the Hubs before a Lindsey Grove ace clinched it.

By Curt Hornbecker/Staff Correspondent

No. 2 Williamsport 3 Clear Spring 0

WILLIAMSPORT - Sammi Snodderly had 12 kills and Emily Malott had eight to lead Williamsport to an MVAL Antietam sweep of Clear Spring, 25-6, 25-9, 25-9.

Lea Drury had 17 assists and six aces, Beth Ryan had 14 assists and Megan Robertson had five kills for the Wildcats (12-2, 5-1). JV: Williamsport, 2-0.

No. 9 Thomas Johnson 3 Frederick 0

FREDERICK - Michelle Bateman had 17 service points and four assists to lead Thomas Johnson to a 25-10, 25-10, 26-24 MVAL Chesapeake sweep of Frederick.

Sara Hanlon had five kills and six blocks for the Patriots (10-4) while Cassie Zaleski had 10 service points.

Mercersburg Academy 3 St. John's-PH 1

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Kristen Willwerth had 12 service points for Mercersburg Academy in its win over St. John's at Prospect Hall.

Libby Miga had 10 digs for the Blue Storm (8-4) and Melissa McCartney had 12 assists.

Middletown 3, Walkersville 1

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Erin Burtner had five aces and eight kills for Middletown as the Knights beat Walkersville 25-19, 25-19, 12-25, 25-7 in an MVAL Piedmont game.

Amanda Lewis added four aces and six kills for the Knights (8-6, 6-1) while Kyra Davis had 20 assists.

Catoctin 3, Brunswick 0

THURMONT, Md. - Monie Cuddahee had 27 assists and three aces for Catoctin as the Cougars swept Brunswick in the MVAL Antietam, 25-11, 25-20, 25-21.

Renee Seiss added six digs for the Cougars (6-7, 4-5) and Angela Stiles had three digs.

McConnellsburg 3, S. Fulton 0

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Trisha Seiders had 11 kills and Emile Ott had 20 assists to lead McConnellsburg to a Sideling Hill League sweep of Southern Fulton, 25-21, 25-19, 25-16.

Ott and Dani Parush each had three blocks for the Spartans (13-4, 12-1).

Jessie Wigfield had seven kills, while Megan Plunkard had six and Candace Bard added five for the Indians (11-8, 7-6). Grace McCarthy had 12 service points and 20 digs, Wigfield had 17 digs and Bard added 12 digs and four blocks in the loss.

Broadfording 3, Faith 0

Cindel Young had 12 kills and Emily Stransky had 10 to lead Broadfording Christian past Faith Christian 25-14, 25-7, 25-17 in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

Leslie Brown had 22 service points and Becca Conner had 18 assists for the Lions (15-4, 13-2).

Heritage 3, New Life 0

Heather Stamper had 10 assists and nine kills to lead Heritage Academy to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 win over New Life in the MDCC quarterfinals.

Whitney Schlimgen had 11 kills for the Eagles (11-7, 8-7) while Jessica Thurber had 11 assists.

Heritage will play Broadfording on Thursday night in a semifinal.

Grace 3, Shalom 2

Megan Cox had 16 service points, 15 digs, nine kills and seven blocks to lead Grace Academy to a 16-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 15-6 win over Shalom in the MDCC quarterfinals.

Amber Knuckles had 19 service points for the Knights (15-2, 13-2) while Kristin Serafini had 21 assists and eight kills.

CVCS 3, Calvary 1

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Maggie Brookens had 12 digs and five service points for Cumberland Valley Christian School in its 25-19, 12-25, 25-11, 25-15 win over Calvary Christian the MDCC quarterfinals.

Shaina Liddick had 17 kills and Caroline Geiger added 12 kills for the Blazers (15-6).

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