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Basically, Warriors too strong for Hubs

September 14, 2005|By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent

By CURT HORNBECKER

Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO ? It was back to basics for the Boonsboro volleyball team Tuesday night.

And for North Hagerstown, it was back to the drawing board.

The Warriors used fundamentally sound play to record a 25-14, 25-18, 25-9 drubbing of the Hubs.

North was simply unable to generate any momentum, scoring no more than three successive points while committing 33 unforced errors, including nine service errors.

"The toughest thing is knowing how the girls can play, and watching them fall apart," said Hubs coach Kim Malphurs. "We have some serious issues with court position. I guess it's back to the drawing board."

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The smaller, but more mobile Warriors dominated play at the net, with Tara Garver's 12 kills leading the way. Jessica Ambrose and Kasi Harris added seven kills apiece, while Ambrose finished with 15 assists.

"(We have) a solid group of athletes," said Boonsboro coach Christy Faller. "The girls can move their feet and move their bodies well enough to adjust to any ball that comes their way."

While the Hubs were unable to string together a substantial run all night, Boonsboro (3-0) had little trouble. With a 5-4 lead in the opening match, Boonsboro reeled off 11 of the next 13 points for a 16-6 advantage behind a pair of Lia Van Cleave aces, and one by Garver.

A six-point run early in Game 2 gave the Warriors a 7-1 advantage, and after North closed the gap to 17-13, Boonsboro scored four straight for a 21-13 edge.

And in the final game, a 7-5 advantage quickly became a 23-8 margin with a 16-3 run.

"I think it's (a lack of) focus," said Malphurs. "We've got to learn to work better under pressure. We have a lot of heart, and I know we'll get there. These girls can play."

Kate Zimmer's 11 kills and eight blocks led the Hubs (0-3). Hannah Boward added 11 assists and Brooke Powell had 10 digs.

North won the JV match, 2-0.

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