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Late serves help 'Cats top Warriors

Late serves help 'Cats top Warriors

September 28, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport did not throw in the towel when it fell behind two games to one to Boonsboro.

Instead, the Wildcats roared back to win the last two games to take a 25-20, 18-25, 22-25, 25-11, 16-14 volleyball victory over the Warriors on Thursday night.

"What a battle," Williamsport coach Emily Crabtree said. "Both teams fought hard for five games. That's a hard match for anybody to lose. We didn't give up."

Senior setter Christine Barnes, who had 16 assists and 13 service points, ignited the Wildcats' comeback by serving for five consecutive points in the fourth game to open a 6-0 lead.

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"Coach always asks us if we really want it," Barnes said. "Tonight, I believe that we really proved that we wanted it."

Williamsport (7-1) moved to an 8-1 lead before Boonsboro (4-3) narrowed the gap to 8-5. The Wildcats closed out the game with a 17-6 run. Junior outside hitter Amanda Hutzell got the Wildcats' final five service points.

Hutzell got another string of five service points in the fifth game to give the Wildcats a 9-4 advantage. The Warriors came back to tie the game at 14-14. But a sideout and a Barnes service ace sealed the match for the Wildcats.

Lindsey Kneisley collected 17 assists and 10 service points, while Hutzell ended up with 15 service points for Williamsport. Cayla Broadwater got 12 kills and 12 blocks.

Tara Garver collected 16 assists, 11 service points, 11 kills and eight digs for Boonsboro. Alison Griffith ended up with 12 kills, 11 service points and seven digs, while Becca Demers got 14 assists and six digs for the Warriors.

"I am looking forward to a lot of great things after what I saw tonight," Boonsboro coach Andrea Parry said. "I think that we have great potential. I expect ourselves to be in the running to go to states."

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