Hubs clear first big hurdle by winning Piedmont title

October 24, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The North Hagerstown volleyball team clinched the MVAL Piedmont title on Tuesday night, sweeping South Hagerstown High School on its home court, 25-11, 25-20, 25-15.

"My girls have worked hard all season," North Hagerstown coach Megan Crawford said. "Winning the conference title was one of our goals and it was a major accomplishment."

North Hagerstown finished its conference schedule with a perfect 4-0 record and raised its overall record to 12-1.

Kate Zimmer had 11 kills and five blocks, while Hannah Boward had 17 assists, nine digs and nine service points for the No. 5 Hubs (12-1, 4-0).

"We are so excited," Zimmer said. "We knew that South was going to be a good team. We were trying to be at the top of our game. It just feels awesome. I think that really sticking together as a team was the key to the win tonight."


Alyssa Collier and Jen Bowlus had nine service points each, Courtney Bowlus had eight service points and Minta Lovell had five kills for the Hubs.

"We just had too many unforced errors," South Hagerstown coach Chuck Weaver said. "North is a good team."

Brittany Hyatt collected 12 assists, while Sarah Burgan added eight assists and five kills for South (9-5, 2-2).

In the first game, Boward got a string of three service points to extend the Hubs' lead to 9-5. Collier later added four service points in a row to boost the Hubs' lead to 20-9. The Hubs got the game point on a kill by Jen Bowlus.

In the second game, the Hubs held a 22-20 lead when Jen Bowlus served for the final three points for the win.

In the third game, the Hubs took the lead for good at 8-6 when Boward came up with three straight service points.

JV: South Hagerstown, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13.

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