Freedom Optimist takes Woodlawn Soccer Tournament

Recreation roundup

December 03, 1992|By Mike Nortrup | Mike Nortrup,Contributing Writer

Freedom Optimist -- which shut out every opponent during the season -- went unbeaten again at last weekend's Woodlawn Soccer Tournament.

The youngsters, ages 5 to 8, played in the Optimist's clinic league this season and went 3-0 to take the tournament's clinic bracket championship.

Freedom opened by topping Our Lady of Victory, 4-0, behind goals by Ryan Decker, Keith Locklear, Cody Krause and Tim Redmond.

It then defeated the Woodlawn Wildcats, 4-0.

Decker had two goals in the game, and Steve Allia and Jon Bruce added one each.

In the finale, Freedom beat Liberty Road Parks, 3-0.

County women's volleyball

The Waves closed their regular season at 30-0 by sweeping Snydersburg, 15-2, 15-3, 15-3, Monday night at East Middle School in Westminster.

the next match, Douglas Lawn and Landscape defeated Leisure Raquetball Club, 15-5, 8-15, 16-14.

In the final match, Carroll County Times beat Tannery Manor, 15-2, 15-5, 15-3.

In the opener, the Waves showed why they are undefeated by dominating a solid Snydersburg outfit that had been fourth coming into the match.

Tina Ray and Kelly Duppins, the two Carroll countians on the Pennsylvania-based Waves, joined with Cathy Wolfe and Sharon Brugh to control the net.

Even when not spiking, the quartet thwarted Snydersburg by blocking its spike efforts or forcing its front line to alter its shots.

Strong serving disrupted Snydersburg, which rarely was able to get good passes to its hitters at the net.

Duppins, Ray and Brugh all had service aces and Wolfe had two in the first game.

In the second, the Waves shot to a 7-0 lead behind the hitting and blocking of Ray and Wolfe.

A spike by Teri Leatherwood and a placement shot by Trish Cummings spurred a brief Snydersburg comeback to 7-3 before Duppins' two spikes and one by Ray started a game-ending eight-point run by the Waves.

The Waves started raggedly in the final game, missing two spikes and falling behind 3-0. But they quickly recovered to score the next 15 points in a row.

Ray served seven consecutive points, including two aces, and Wolfe provided the power at the net. Duppins' spike closed out the game.

The Douglas-Leisure match provided more exciting moments.

Douglas captain Sandy Zepp got her team off to a 6-0 start in the opener with several well-placed shots but her coaching counterpart Alma Pait hit a couple to narrow the gap to 6-3.

Douglas, though, began dominating at the net behind the spiking and blocking of Dawn Hoke and Kelly Staub, scoring the next eight points. Karen Graham had two service aces, and Staub closed out the 15-5 rout with a spike.

Leisure evened things up in the second game.

Sloppy play by Douglas pushed Leisure to a 6-2 lead before Lisa Graham's service ace tied it at 6.

Pait served two consecutive shots that fell in, and Leisure went off on a 9-2 tear.

Terry Baer, Michele Salafia, and Cathy Boschert nailed spikes during the Leisure surge.

Pait blocked a spike by Douglas for the 15th point.

Tied 1-1 in games, the two teams then played the most exciting contest of the night.

Zepp's block and deft lob shot sparked a 5-0 Douglas lead, but Leisure retaliated with a seven-point streak of its own.

Blocks by Hoke and Zepp and a couple of dinks by Hoke put Douglas ahead 10-7 before a seven-point run sent Leisure to a 14-10 lead.

But Douglas scored the next six points. Kathy Smith tied it by spiking a weak return shot by Leisure, and after Leisure missed a spike and fell behind 14-15, Kelly Graham lobbed in a short shot along the right baseline to win it for Douglas.

In the final match, Carroll County Times win three games from winless Tannery Manor, which fielded only five players.

Times went up 14-0 in the opener. Sandy Ehnen scored to break the shutout bid before Times' Terry Hensemihle served the game-winner.

Tannery jumped to a 5-1 lead in the second game on a shot by Cindy Boyer and two service aces by Ehnen. But Wanda Schaeffer's spiking and Tannery's inability to return serves highlighted a 14-0 run by Times.

Boyer's lob shot and Lynn Nauman's serve brought Tannery back from an early 5-0 deficit to within 5-2. But Times went on a 10-1 tear after that to win going away.

The Women's League regular season ends tonight and postseason playoffs start next week.

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