HCC advances from pool play, but falls in national quarterfinal

November 19, 2005


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Hagerstown Community College volleyball team fell to Illinois Central 30-15, 30-23, 30-25 in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

"We are the first Region XX team that's ever won a game or a match and has ever made it to the quarterfinals," Hawks coach Beth Domenico said. "The girls did great today. I think they played each point, each game, instead of looking ahead. They made it a lot further than what people thought they were going to."

Until this season, the Hawks had made it to the tournament 11 out of the last 15 years without a single game victory.

After a loss to Scottsdale on Thursday, the Hawks beat Kishwaukee (Ind.) 30-24, 30-25, 30-22 in pool play. To break a three-way tie, HCC had to beat Kishwaukee again in a best-of-3 match. The Hawks won 30-24, 30-24 to qualify for the eight-team single-elimination bracket.


Lindsey Plotner had 35 digs and 32 kills in the three matches and Karey Toms had 31 kills and 30 digs. Staci Grabill had 82 assists, Brittany Meadows had 15 digs, Katie Spoonire had 28 digs and 14 kills and Savanah Wetzel had 49 digs.


Barton 83, Shepherd 63

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ryan Peterson and Darren Stackhouse each scored 16 points to lead Shepherd University in a loss to Barton in the first round of the Clarion Hotel Tipoff Tournament.

Yves Moliva added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Rams (0-1) while Donald Thomas had eight points and four assists.

Washington College 90, Hood 81

BALTIMORE - Santo Provenzano had 33 points and 10 rebounds for Hood in a College Pride of Maryland Tournament game.


California 77, Shepherd 72

CALIFORNIA, Pa. - Casey Landrum scored 21 points, including three of the Rams' seven 3-pointers, to lead Shepherd University in a season-opening loss to California in the Holiday Inn Classic.

Tiffany Acker added 14 points for the Rams (0-1) and Laura Harkins had 13 points.


Brunswick 68, Pikesville 42

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Eric Zwilsky rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns to lead Brunswick past Pikesville in a Maryland Class 1A North semifinal contest.

Andrew Derr rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns for the Railroaders (8-3) and Grant Wilson and Aaron Main each rushed for a score. Brunwick, which led 54-20 at halftime, did not punt once and finished with 543 yards of offense, 483 on the ground.

The Railroaders will host Western Tech next Friday at 7 p.m. for the region championship.

Western Tech 35, Catoctin 12

THURMONT, Md. - Kenny Getzendanner had 17 carries for 84 yards and a TD for Catoctin (7-4), but it wasn't enough as the Cougars fell to Western (6-5) in the Class 1A North semifinals.

Middletown 5, Winters Mill 0

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Jimmy Hargett had 19 rushes for 131 yards to help Middletown edge Winters Mill (6-5) in the Maryland Class 2A West semifinals.

Points were at a premium in this rematch between MVAL Piedmont rivals, as both offenses combined for only 198 total yards.

Andrew Crown anchored the Knights' defensive assault with nine tackles while Kevin Linehan and Alex Crane added interceptions.

Middletown will host the winner of today's FSK-South Carroll matchup in the regional final next Friday.


Jefferson 98, Martinsburg 67

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Stephen Alemar won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.06 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 57.68 to lead Jefferson.

Jacob Henry won the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 29.79 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:09.56 for Martinsburg.


Jefferson 112, Martinsburg 58

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Rikki Cushwa won the 50 freestyle in 31.12 and the 100 backstroke in 1:21.86 to lead Jefferson.

Megan Hunt won the 500 freestyle in 7:11.79 for Martinsburg.


Faith Christian 52, Grace 40

WINCHESTER, Md. - Justin Way scored six of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help Faith Christian pull away from Grace Academy (0-1) in the second round of the Mountain View Christian School Tip-Off Tournament.


UCA 44, Grace 16

WINCHESTER, Va. - Kristin Serafini had 15 rebounds and Megan Cox added nine points, but Grace Academy (0-1) dropped its season opener to United Christian Academy in the Mountain View Christian Tournament.

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