BOONSBORO — It only took 48 minutes for the sixth-seeded Boonsboro Warriors to put away the 11th-seeded Allegany Campers in Thursday night’s Maryland Class 1A West first round volleyball match.
The Warriors quickly swept the Campers 25-5, 25-5, 25-11 to advance to Monday’s quarterfinal at No. 3-seed Fort Hill.
“Basically, I am real proud of how the girls have come together within the last two weeks,” Boonsboro coach Andrea Parry said. “They have really stepped up to the challenge and have really played well together as one unit.”
Parry feels the Warriors (7-8) are prepared for the postseason.
“They have come in with a very positive attitude and they have been very focused for the tournament,” Parry said. “Basically, we know that we are underdogs for the playoffs and we like being underdogs. That is when we play our best.”
Leading 7-5 in Game 1, Boonsboro junior Shelby Griffith served 18 straight points — including seven aces — to win the game for the Warriors and set the tone for the remainder of the match.
“My serving was really consistent,” Griffith said. “I mixed it up a lot on the other team. I just kept serving to the holes that I found. That way, the other team had a harder time receiving them.
“I think we all played very good. We worked well together as a team and we communicated very well. We were just playing smart volleyball and we were able to get a run early in each game.”
Senior libero Tiffany Rohrer had eight aces and 11 digs for the Warriors.
Rohrer served 10 straight points early in Game 2 to give Boonsboro an 11-1 lead. She had a run of eight service points in the middle of Game 3 that gave the Warriors a 16-4 lead.
Sydney Parks had 11 kills and six blocks for Boonsboro. Shelby Wallace added 13 assists.
“We had excellent serving tonight,” Parry said. “You can’t ask for much more than what we gave tonight. We put the ball in play and let the defense do the work.”
Allegany finished its season 3-13.
“I am very proud of my girls, because I had three starters that quit yesterday,” Campers coach Anna Stewart said. “The players that came down here today represented our school very well. I think that they did a very good job after what they were dealt with yesterday. Good luck to Boonsboro.”