River Hill drops Mount Hebron Hawks' consistency is too much for Vikings

October 07, 1997|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Third-ranked River Hill defeated visiting Mount Hebron yesterday for the second time within a week, but both coaches agreed the fourth-ranked Vikings showed improvement.

"I think they played much better," said River Hill coach Sybil Modispacher, whose team posted a 15-13, 15-10, 13-15, 15-2 victory.

The Vikings (4-4 overall, 3-4 league) were helped by the play of starter Julie Kurtzman, who missed last week's four-game match because of an ankle injury.

"People were in the positions they usually play and they looked more comfortable," said River Hill's Beth Thomas.

River Hill was coming off a strong showing in Saturday's 12-hour plus Bulldog Classic in which it advanced to the finals.

"We were really excited about that, and that motivation kept us going," said Thomas.

River Hill (6-1, 5-1) played a more consistent match then Mount Hebron, which made too many mistakes to win and had trouble with its serve receive.

River Hill setter Amber Rieg served very well.

She won 12 points on her serve in the second game, including the first eight.

Mount Hebron won the last three points to win the third game.

Pub Date: 10/07/97

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