Broadneck tops Old Mill Girls volleyball

November 12, 1992|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

This time, Old Mill's volleyball team got off to a better start than in its first meeting with Broadneck. But the ending looked all too familiar.

While the Bruins were celebrating, the Old Mill players gathered in front of their bench and wondered how another match got away.

Second seed Broadneck lost the first game before rallying past the third seed and visiting Patriots, 12-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-7, last night in the Class 4A, Region IV semifinals.

Broadneck (13-2) will meet top seed and defending state 4A champion Severna Park in the final tomorrow night. The Bruins have been region runners-up the past three seasons.

When Broadneck and Old Mill met Oct. 29, the Bruins took the first two games, then hung on for a 3-2 win. But the Patriots (11-4) began writing a different script last night when Christine Zellers served out the first game with three straight winners, including an ace.

With seniors Anne Chicorelli, Allison Wentworth and Christine Baer playing exceptionally well, the Patriots were rolling.

"That was our goal, to take that first game," said Old Mill coach Patti DeMarco.

But Broadneck senior Julie Scott took over the second game with six of her 17 kills. One returned service to Broadneck with her team ahead 14-8, and another ended the game.

Chicorelli (nine kills, 10 blocks), a 6-foot hitter, dominated portions of the third game. She had three blocks and a kill to help the Patriots to a 4-1 lead, and later added block and kill.

The Patriots didn't go quietly in the fourth game. Did anyone think they would?

Broadneck fell behind 6-0 before slowly working its way into the lead, 8-7, with sophomore Katie Forthofer (seven kills, eight blocks) serving.

Jennifer Rapczynski had two straight blocks that led to Broadneck points and another block that ended both the match and Old Mill's season.

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