HCC wins volleyball title behind Morgan

October 13, 2008


Rebecca Morgan was named the most valuable player as Hagerstown Community College defeated College of Southern Maryland 25-16, 25-19, 25-19 on Sunday to win the BJ's Embroidery tournament at the HCC athletic complex.

Morgan finished with six aces, 34 kills and 14 digs in the two-day tournament.

Morena Ribeiro and Tara Garver were named to the all-tournament team.

HCC defeated Catonsville 25-19, 25-11 and College of Southern Maryland 25-19, 25-15 to win its part of pool play.

The Hawks (25-5) defeated Mott (Mich.) Community College 25-20, 25-14, 25-20 in the semifinals before defeating Southern Maryland in the championship match.

Garver had 12 aces, 102 assists and 12 digs for HCC, while Ribeiro added three aces, 29 kills and 19 digs en route to all-tournament honors.


Kierra Nelson had 10 kills and five blocks and Hailee Growden had 29 digs for HCC. Julia Becker added 10 kills, five blocks and 12 digs.

HCC and Southern Maryland will have a rematch of the tournament final on Tuesday, when the Hawks travel for a Maryland JuCo match. HCC is 10-0 in league play.


Deane wins Club title

Bernie Deane separated himself from the field in the second round of the Washington County Club championship on Sunday.

All he did was stay afloat in the last two rounds.

Deane, a Beaver Creek Country Club member from Frederick, Md., carded a final-round 1-over-par 73 at Black Rock for a 72-hole total of 301 to defeat Beaver Creek's Denny Stoner by 14 strokes.

Stoner finished with 73 for 315 total while Fountain Head's Paul Mellott finished third (84, 324) followed by Black Rock's Tracy Piper (79, 336).

The tournament returned to the competition schedule after a 40-year absence.

Deane trailed Stoner by three strokes after the first round but took command by six strokes after the second round at Fountain Head. His lead was 12 after Saturday's third round at Beaver Creek.


Shepherd's Steele retains honor

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University's Deante Steele won the the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's special teams player of the week honor for the second straight week by helping the Rams to a 55-7 win over Concord on Saturday.

Steele, a sophomore defensive back, had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 39-yard punt return to win the honor. He also had two interceptions to set up two Shepherd touchdowns.


W.Va. Wesleyan 6, Shepherd 0

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. -- Ashley Dragos scored two goals to lead fifth-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan over Shepherd University Sunday in a WVIAC women's soccer match.

The Bobcats had a 22-2 shots advantage. Traci McCarty recorded four saves for the Rams (5-9, 2-6).


Shepherd finishes 14th

PIPESTEM, W.Va. -- Chris Lantz and Jeremy Thompson each shot two-round totals of 156 as Shepherd University finished 14th at the WVIAC Southern Regional at Pipestem.

Ohio Valley won the title with a 2-over team score of 578 to down Concord by four strokes. Shepherd finished with 316.


Shepherd splits pair of matches

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University split a pair of matches in in their Crossover Tournament on Saturday, sweeping Elizabeth City State 3-0 before dropping a hard-fought 3-2 decision to East Stroudsburg.

Lauren Jeschelnik had 12 kills and 11 digs to lead the Rams against Elizabeth City State, while Ryan Mills had a team-high 21 digs and Jane Thompson registered a team-high 18 assists.

Jeschelnik had 16 kills and 18 digs against East Stroudsburg. Erin King added nine kills and Virginia Rogus had 25 assists.


Hill School 3, Mercersburg Academy 0

Record: Mercersburg Academy is 4-4.

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