Westminster outlasts Liberty

September 28, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

Before the start of the Carroll volleyball season, all the talk was centered around perennial power North Carroll and the experienced talent at South Carroll.

All the while, Westminster was quietly going about its business of building a strong side under first-year co-coaches Dana Falls and Michelle Salafia-Crouse.

The Liberty Lions were working to pick up the pieces from a disappointing 1993 .

Two very good teams went the distance last night in Eldersburg before No. 15 Westminster escaped with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Liberty. The scores were 12-15, 14-16, 15-13, 16-14 and 15-4.

Carissa Cook served up 11 straight points to open the fifth game with Beth Lister setting the tone early with a kill and a block.

"Our girls showed more heart than I've seen from them all year," said Falls. "When a couple of girls were down, others were just picking them up. "

Liberty opened a 4-0 lead in game three, only to see Westminster regroup and score nine straight points to take a 9-4 lead. After Liberty tied the game at 13, Lister closed out the third game with a service ace.

Westminster again took a big lead in the fourth game -- going up 11-5 -- before Liberty rallied to take a 14-12 lead. But Lister got a kill to get a side out for Westminster and Tara Henry closed out the game with an ace.

"They just outplayed us the last two games," said Liberty coach Helen Derwin.

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