No. 2 Centennial wins, will get Hebron in final Volleyball

November 10, 1993|By From Staff Reports

No. 2 Centennial (15-1) rolled to a 15-1, 15-3, 15-5 victory over visiting Poly in a Class 3A East regional volleyball semifinal yesterday. The Eagles will play host to Mount Hebron tomorrow.

Through the first two games, the defending Class 3A champs gave up points only on their own mistakes. Against the Eagles' bench in the third game, however Poly managed three aces and a kill by Claudia Hutchins.

Although Poly (12-3) had a few good digs, the Engineers simply could not contend with the constant barrage from the Eagles' high-powered offense. Krisha Svehla led the Eagles with six kills, and Carlyn Cangiano and Kelly West had four each.

During the regular season, the Engineers never saw the kind of power offense that Centennial threw at them, Poly coach Norman Perry said.

"The number of my kids who have seen this caliber of volleyball is very limited," Perry said. "That's one reason why we're trying to schedule more teams from outside [the city]. It will hurt us as far as getting into the playoffs, but it will help our program."

* Mount Hebron def. Broadneck, 15-1, 15-7, 10-15, 15-13: Sarah Eberhart, who was 17 of 17 serving, closed out the match with an ace, as No. 7 Mount Hebron upset third-ranked and host Broadneck in a 3A East semifinal. Kelly Quinn had nine aces and missed only four of 24 serves.

The Vikings (10-5) will travel to two-time defending state champion Centennial for tomorrow's region championship match.

"I could tell during the warm-ups that we had the emotional edge because [Broadneck] got real quiet," said Mount Hebron coach Jeanine McCrumb. "I'm real happy with the way my team is playing and the position that we're now in. We like coming in as the underdog, and we're the underdog for sure."

Mount Hebron moved up to Class 3A this season after claiming back-to-back Class 2A state titles.

* Perry Hall def. Edmondson, 15-7, 15-1, 15-3: Jaime Jansen had eight kills and six serving aces, as No. 9 Perry Hall (14-2) defeated visiting Edmondson in a 4A North regional semifinal. Setter Jamie Krauk had 15 assists and seven serving aces. Perry Hall plays at Western in the regional final tomorrow at 7 p.m.

* South River def. Forest Park, 15-5, 15-2, 15-2: Sophomore Mary Beth Duvall gave No. 8 South River early leads in every game, serving 13 aces and adding six kills, as the host Seahawks swept Forest Park in a Class 2A East Region semifinal.

Duvall got things started for the Seahawks in Game 1. After a tap point by Patterson gave South River a 1-0 lead, Duvall rattled off seven straight aces for an 8-0 lead. The Foresters got as close as 8-3, but Patterson stepped up and quickly nailed two aces of her own to help the Seahawks to a 15-5 win.

Game 2 was no better for the Foresters, as they fell behind 11-0. Stacey Thomas was the big server, notching two aces and repeatedly putting Forest Park into a defensive mode. Patterson scored two of her kills during one eight-point run, as the Seahawks won, 15-2.

* Owings Mills def. Sparrows Point, 15-10, 15-10, 15-5: No. 13 Owings Mills (13-3) secured its third straight regional final appearance, as the Eagles defeated visiting Sparrows Point (8-8) in a Class 1A North regional semifinal.

The Eagles' Jen Ziomek and Sheree Tilley had eight kills each, and teammate Melony Gipomer had 15 assists.

* Lansdowne def. Bel Air, 15-4, 6-15, 14-16, 15-2, 15-5: No. 15 Lansdowne (13-2), despite losing two of the first three sets, took the next two to defeat visiting Bel Air in a 3A North semifinal.

Bel Air ends its season at 11-5. The Vikings will meet the winner of last night's Dundalk-Patapsco match in the regional final tomorrow.

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