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Prep Volleyball: Hubs sweep Century

September 13, 2012|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — For the most part, the North Hagerstown Hubs controlled their volleyball match against visiting Century on Thursday night, sweeping the Knights 25-22, 25-14, 25-12.

“Century is a good team,” North coach Megan Crawford said. “So the key was to get on them early. We were able to do that and that is why we were pretty successful.”

Senior middle hitter Peyton Wallech had 20 kills, 11 digs, eight service points and four blocks for the Hubs (2-1).

“I was very happy with my performance at the net,” Wallech said. “But I was more proud of the other girls’ contributions. We had a lot of momentum going. Whenever somebody made a mistake, all of us came together to pick them up.

“We have a lot of potential. We still have some more jelling to do. But once we hit that spot, we are going to be very good. With everybody performing their roles well, we are going to reach our potential.”

Sarah Bentley had 40 assists for the Hubs, while Zoe Schreiber had 14 kills, nine service points and two blocks, Lexi McCarthy had 14 digs, Lauren Serafini had 11 service points and Jess Wivell added nine service points for North.

“The victory felt very good,” Wallech added. “Century was definitely a tough team and they were very scrappy. But we stuck together and had good communication. Everybody definitely did their part.”

Wallech had eight kills in the first set to help North build a 19-11 advantage. But then the Knights (2-2) outscored the Hubs 11-5 to carve the lead down to 24-22. On the next play, North got a set-ending kill by Wallech.

In the second set, Wivell chalked up six straight service points to extend North’s lead to 11-4. Later, Michey Moody added a string of four service points to increase the Hubs’ advantage to 19-8. North won the set when Wallech made a set-ending block.

In the third set, Century took a 5-4 lead. After North tied the score on a sideout, Wallech stepped up by getting five consecutive service points to give the Hubs the lead for good at 10-5. Later, Serafini had five service points in a row to boost North’s lead to 24-10. Shortly thereafter, the Hubs got the set point on a sideout to seal the match.

“Defensively, we moved a little bit better tonight,” Crawford said. “We were able to pick up a lot of balls and we were able to run our offense. With each match, we are getting a little bit better. Hopefully, that continues.”

JV: North, 2-0.

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