Volleyball team pulls switch, hits 5-0

September 29, 1994|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

The volleyball coaches at Anne Arundel Community College are tampering with success. And a good season keeps getting better.

The Pioneers were 4-0 before switching from a 6-2 to 5-1 offensive formation, making freshman Carrie Parsons the lone setter. Until then, she had been sharing that role with sophomore Amy Rottman, who has been moved to a full-time hitter.

"We wanted to get Amy more involved in hitting," said co-head coach Betty Hession. "That was a lot of pressure to put on someone who's never set before. She did a nice job and we were happy with what we got from her, but Carrie was a setter all through high school."

Anne Arundel improved to 5-0 (3-0 in Region XX with a sweep of Potomac State on Saturday. Game scores were 16-14, 15-12, 15-7.

Cassandra Melton celebrated her 20th birthday by getting 15 kills and two solo blocks.

Lori Sharpless had 12 kills and three aces.

Men's soccer

Anne Arundel rallied from a 2-0 deficit against Harford on Tuesday, but settled for a 3-3 tie when both teams scored once in overtime.

Nick Badalian scored the last two Pioneer goals -- the first assisted by Jeff Homberg. Fred Sporrer also scored.

Coach Ken Wolf's 5-1-2 team travels to Hagerstown today.

Women's soccer

Anne Arundel brings a 2-2-1 record into tonight's home game against Catonsville, and new coach Tito Baca says he's "delighted."

That's because his small squad is back at full strength.

The Pioneers were minus two players for a game against Division I Georgetown earlier this month, leaving them with only one substitute and badly overmatched in a 7-0 loss.

Molly Sullivan leads Anne Arundel in scoring with two goals and two assists. Amanda Kopchinski has two goals and one assist, and Sara Smith has scored twice.

Cross country

Coach Jim Fontaine said the Pioneers were "a little out of our class" at last weekend's Retrievers Invitational at UMBC, going up against such schools as UMBC, Towson State, Drexel and Loyola. But Lynn Kurchock fit in nicely.

The Broadneck graduate placed seventh with a time of 21 minutes, 9 seconds on what Fontaine described as "a very challenging course."

"We're very proud of Lynn," he said. "Last year, she was an honorable-mention All-American, and we think she can make first-team All-American this year. She proved she can hold her own against these schools."

On the men's side, Bobby Downs placed 32nd with a time of 30:09.

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