Give North Hagerstown's volleyball team this much: They know how to build suspense.
The Hubs (17-1) have a habit of pushing things right to the brink this season. They've played six five-game matches in 2007, and they've won all of them - the last a 25-21, 21-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-4 triumph over Middletown on Saturday in the Maryland Class 2A West final to secure a berth at states.
"It's kind of a running joke with our team and five-game matches," said senior Kate Zimmer. "We don't get jittery and we don't panic. We know we can come back."
"They know the fifth game only goes to 15, and that they have to start fast," North coach Megan Crawford said. "We got a sideout and we got the momentum."