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Warriors clean up their act to stop Blazers in four games

September 20, 2011|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING — Boonsboro dropped the first game 25-15 against Clear Spring Tuesday night, but won the next three games — 26-24, 31-29, 25-18 — to claim the match.

“We came together as a team after the first game,” Boonsboro coach Andrea Parry said. “We eliminated some of the errors and cleaned up our game.”

Sydney Parks led Boonsboro (3-1, 2-1) with seven kills and five blocks, while Tiffany Rohrer had 24 digs.

Clear Spring (0-4, 0-3) took the first game, but allowed a seven-point Boonsboro run to start Game 2 to allow the Warriors to seize the advantage. Clear Spring rallied back with a 15-33 run to take a 15-10 lead, but the Warriors turned the tables to close the game out.

“I’m confident we’ll start to finish games,” Clear Spring coach Sabrina Lee said. “We have to hang in there and keep scratching and fighting.”

The third game was closely contested as each team looked for the edge. Both squads traded points and needed to go beyond the usual 25-point standard to decide the winner. Boonsboro found the answers to take the 2-1 lead.

“We went with a new lineup tonight,” Lee said. “But I’m proud of my team. We just have to dig deeper next time and we’ll come out on top.”

Emily Winters and Kristen Mellott each had 11 kills for the Blazers, while Sarah Blickenstaff added 12 digs and seven kills.

Boonsboro jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in Game 4 and never looked back.

“We were able to take advantage of some of Clear Spring’s errors,” Parry said. “I moved some girls around on defense, too, which made a big difference.”

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