N. Carroll tops S. Carroll in volleyball

October 14, 1992|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer

South Carroll volleyball coach Debbie Barnes has a young team, and improvement was the key word in last night's loss in a rematch with Central Maryland Conference rival North Carroll.

The Cavaliers fell to North Carroll (6-4, 5-3), 15-7, 8-15, 15-10, 15-12.

"The first time we played against North Carroll, we didn't play very well," Barnes said of the 3-0 loss in the beginning of the season. "But we have a young team with a lot of potential."

The Cavaliers (3-6, 1-3) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in Game 1 last

night, but the Panthers, led by the serving of Joy Huber, took an 8-6 lead off her six serving points. Teammate Meghan Moore, two points later, served six straight en route to a 15-7 victory.

"[Huber] has been one of our best hitters this season," Panthers coach Linda Richards said. "Even on an off night, she's still one of our best hitters."

Huber had three kills, two points on serve and two blocks in the final game for North Carroll.

Serving has been a sore spot for the Cavaliers this season, but in last night's loss to the Panthers, the Cavaliers were outhit.

"I was pleased with the serves,"Barnes said. "We have a lot of talent, but we're a young team and need to play more aggressively."

"Usually when we start out like that, we do fine," Barnes said as leadoff server Erica Bouthner had four straight points on serve.

"Usually when we're up, we play well," Barnes said. "It looked like we tensed up; we usually do that when we're behind."

Sophomore Nicole Spencer paced South Carroll in Game 2 with six service points and one block on defense, as the Cavaliers won, 15-8.

"She has excellent ball sense," Barnes said. "Hopefully, she'll become more aggressive as she gets older."

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