No. 5 Mount Hebron sweeps Oakland Mills

September 30, 1994|By Chuck Acquisto | Chuck Acquisto,Special to The Sun

Mount Hebron coach Janine McCrumb has drilled into her players' minds about not getting off to slow starts in any match.

The fifth-ranked Vikings (4-0, 4-0) responded again yesterday afternoon with a surprisingly easy win over host Oakland Mills, 15-2, 15-3, 15-2.

For Oakland Mills (3-2, 2-2), a team that battled perennial county power Centennial in a 15-10, 15-6, 15-13 loss, nothing went right against the offensively aggressive Vikings. Before the first point had been settled, the ball was lodged in the gymnasium rafters on an attempted save by Oakland Mills.

"We're known for being a slow-starting team, but there seems to be a bit more excitement out on the court for us this year," Mount Hebron senior Dani Vissers said.

"Before we knew it, we were up 8-0 over them. Even the chemistry on the team is better than last year."

Vissers, who finished with seven kills and two point blocks, dominated the Scorpions in the first game by registering three kills and a point block and serving out the final six points.

"We wanted to take away any emotional steam from Oakland Mills and when their first hard hit was stuffed by Dani we accomplished that," McCrumb said.

"Our passing game looked excellent with Amanda Smith and Lia Kaltreider."

Oakland Mills senior captain Dori Bain served the Scorpions to a 2-2 score early in the second game, but coach Kim Rosado's team would pull no closer.

Three straight winning serves by Viking junior Heather Cole put Mount Hebron in front, 7-2. McCrumb brought junior Sylvia Kaltreider off the bench to serve, and the Vikings quickly disposed of the second game with seven straight points that began with an ace.

Game 3 held to form with Mount Hebron jumping out to a quick 8-0 lead.

Viking junior Mindy Pawloski, who recorded four points off her serves early in the game, added the last four to give Mount Hebron the victory.

"Knowing Oakland Mills had two or three good players, we looked at their team as a really good sparring partner for us," Vissers said. "We worked hard on our offensive game, especially setting, and it showed."

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