Perry Hall dominates Poly in semis Girls volleyball

November 12, 1992|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

Top seed Perry Hall gave visiting Poly a lesson in volleyball last night.

Perry Hall struggled at times, but dominated most of the way in a 15-3, 15-10, 15-3 victory over fourth seed Poly in a Class 4A, Region II semifinal.

Perry Hall [15-1] plays host to Western in the region final tomorrow at 7 p.m. Poly finished the season at 11-5.

Perry Hall lost to Laurel in five games in last year's regional final.

The Gators controlled most of the match, which lasted only 50 minutes. Their own mistakes were their biggest problems.

"When we struggled, we let them

play with us," said Perry Hall coach Pam Wilt. "We passed well tonight. When we pass well, we play well."

And the Gators certainly played well. They finished with 39 kills and 23 aces, and those led to several unanswered stretches of points for Perry Hall.

Tracy Morgan, Hee Lim and Lori Johnson helped the Gators dominate play at the net. Morgan and Lim finished with 12 kills each; Johnson added 11.

Patricia Ysern paced the Gators' strong serving. She served seven aces, and Jessica Lockwood added five.

"We're going to a different level," said Poly coach Norm Perry. "We didn't play a consistent caliber like this in the city."

Poly jumped to a 3-1 lead in Game 1, thanks to a block by Claudia Hutchins and two Gators miscues. The Gators scored the next 14 points to take the game.

Perry Hall struggled a bit in Game 2. With Jacqueline Johnson serving, Poly scored five straight.

The Gators then rallied. Jaime Jansen served an ace to start a stretch during which the Gators scored nine of the next 10 points and went on to win.

The third game was all Perry Hall's.

"We were really psyched," said Morgan. "We were ready to win."

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