Lions sweep aside Saints

September 21, 2009|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

Ten up, 10 down for Broadfording's volleyball team.

The Lions improved to 10-0 with a sweep of Saint James, 25-22, 26-24, 25-16, on Monday night.

"It has been a balanced effort," Broadfording coach Joe Cartwright said. "We play good back row defense and are aggressive at the net. Our seniors really helped us by showing good leadership."

Senior middle hitter Hannah Young had 15 kills, 11 digs and nine service points for the Lions.

"I think that we are pretty good, so far," Young said. "But we should keep going and not give up. We should try to make it a perfect season. I was getting myself in position for the kills."

Senior libero Danielle DuBois had 16 digs, nine service points and four aces off her jump serve for the Lions.

"It's my senior year and this is great," DuBois said. "I'm really happy about it. Our team is full of potential. It hasn't been easy at all. We have had our difficulties and our troubles. But we find a way to work together and pull things out."


Rebecca Adams had 32 assists and Charlotte Worsfold added 10 kills for the Lions.

"We need to improve," Cartwright said. "We still have a long way to go to be where we need to be. Saint James has a very good coach. Defensively, they are always tough. It doesn't surprise me that they gave us fits because of their defense and their coaching."

Callan Spicher had 10 kills, while Lindsey Gish added 15 assists and 10 service points for Saint James (3-2).

"I am very proud of the way we played tonight," Saints coach Wendi Smith said. "We were in every game. We didn't make it easy for them. But it is hard to beat a team whose entire roster plays basically year-round. All of their girls play club ball. Our team showed a lot of heart."

The Lions built a 14-5 lead in the first game before the Saints chopped it all the way down to 21-20. The Lions scored four of the last six points.

Gish reeled off six straight service points to give the Saints a 7-1 lead in the second game, but Broadfording erased the deficit over the course of the game. DuBois had four service points, including three aces, for the Lions during the rally.

"We showed a lot of heart to come back from a pretty big deficit in the second game," Cartwright said. "We stopped dwelling on our mistakes and that enabled us to play better."

Young served four straight points to give Broadfording a 20-14 lead in Game 3.

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