Devils take out rivals in three

October 02, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The No. 3 Greencastle-Antrim volleyball team used some strong serving to sweep rival Waynesboro 25-14, 25-20, 25-17 on Monday night.

"I think Waynesboro was stronger than what we thought, hitting-wise," Greencastle coach Corry Eagler said. "I'm not sure if our blockers were quite ready. I would say strong serving was definitely the key to our victory tonight, and constant communication to keep the ball off the floor. I'm glad that we can finish out matches. We'll continue to work hard in practices and continue to improve."

Beth Berger came through with a match-high 11 service points for the Blue Devils.

"I normally don't serve, so it was a big change to us for me to be serving," Berger said. "But I felt confident in my serve. I really worked a lot harder in trying to get my serve to go deeper."

But there's still more work to do.


"I feel that we could have done some things better," Berger said. "But overall, I think that we did a pretty good job. Waynesboro is one of our big rivals, even though they are not in our division. It felt really good to take them out in three. I think this victory will really set us up for the rest of the season. It really builds up our confidence."

Katie Lutz had five kills and three blocks, Kelsey Gearhart had five kills, Rochelle Christman had four kills and four blocks and Julia Stein had four kills and three aces for the Blue Devils (10-1).

Gillian Hollen had eight kills and five blocks, Alyssa Toth had five kills and Danielle Roxby and Jill Lininger had five digs each for the Maidens (6-3).

"We hung with them a little while," Waynesboro coach Lori Brooks said. "We blocked the ball pretty well. They really didn't do anything to beat us; we beat ourselves. We made a lot of unforced errors. We played with no pride. Our serve-receive wasn't that good tonight. We passed the ball too tight."

Berger had four service points in a row during the first game to increase the Blue Devils' advantage to 19-12. She added five consecutive service points during the second game to put the Blue Devils in the lead at 21-18.

Greencastle also swept the JV match, 25-20, 25-17.

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