Prep Volleyball: Wildcats celebrate Senior Night by sweeping Cougars

October 16, 2012|By JACK HILL III |

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-21 sweep of Catoctin on Tuesday night in an MVAL Antietam match.

Six-foot-2 senior middle hitter Stacey Christy said the Wildcats (11-1, 5-1) were pumped up.

“It was really exciting, because this was one of our last home matches,” Christy said. “We knew that a lot of people would be coming to support us.”

Christy finished with 10 kills and three blocks.

“We had great passing and great setting tonight,” Christy said. “We connected together as a team. I was pleased with my performance. I think our team has come a long way. We have really come together.”

Emily Taylor dished out 32 assists, Lindsey Mowbray had 10 kills and Haley Wolff added six kills for Williamsport. Courtney Malott had 13 digs and five kills, and Andrea Nunnally had 12 digs.

“I felt we had some bright spots,” Williamsport coach Emily Crabtree said. “When our passing was on, the rest of our game fell into place. Catoctin is a very scrappy team but we were hitting it right at them. We just tried to use all of our hitters. We had hitters coming from all directions. When our passing is on, the rest of our team can hit it.”

Malott’s run of four straight service points stretched Williamsport’s lead to 22-11 in the first set. Wolff finished the set with a kill.

The Wildcats wasted little time pulling away in Set 2, racing to an 18-7 lead. Mowbray had a four-point service run to cap the run, and finished the set with a kill.

Williamsport built a 16-7 lead in Set 3 before Catoctin (4-7, 3-3) used an 8-0 run anchored by seven straight service points by Colleen Weant — including four aces — to get within 16-15. But the Wildcats kept the Cougars from taking the lead, and Mowbray ended the match with a kill.

“As the match progressed, we really came together and worked together as a team,” Catoctin coach Sherry Levering said. “We had good defense, but they had a great offense. They just know where to place the ball and it is hard to stop.”

JV: Williamsport, 2-0.

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