Hereford gets 2nd chance at Towson

Bulls gain 2A North final by sweeping Loch Raven

Generals do same vs. City

Volleyball roundup

High schools

November 11, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

For Hereford's No. 11 volleyball team to return to the state semifinals for a second straight year, the Bulls will have to get past No. 10 Towson, which swept the Bulls earlier this season.

Both advanced to the Class 2A North Region final at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Towson by sweeping their semifinals last night.

The Generals (15-3) cruised past host City, 15-4, 15-6, 15-3, led by five kills and 4-4 serving from Meghan Walsh and three kills from Ashley Windisch. Rosie Ano was 15-15 serving, with four aces, two kills and six digs.

The Bulls (17-1), who won the Class 1A North Region title last year, took a 15-9, 15-10, 15-6 victory at Loch Raven (9-9). Tara Clarke led the Bulls with nine kills and Rachel Wilke added seven. Setter Meghann Butler had 13 assists and Erin McElviney had 11 service points, including five aces.

In the title match, the Bulls will be out to avenge the earlier, 15-9, 15-10, 15-6 loss, and coach Pat Pilson believes her team is ready.

"My kids played exceptionally well [last night]," said Pilson. "They are really psyched for [Towson], but we're going to have to stay in our game the whole time. After we got that lead [7-0 in the first game of the first match], we let up and kind of fell apart."

Class 4A North

Third-ranked Dulaney cruised past Western, its toughest competition in the region, 15-8, 15-6, 15-2.

Lindsay Lawson had nine kills, Leanne Costa eight and Heather Hourihan six as the Lions improved to 17-0. Setter Erin Reinhardt had 23 assists and four aces.

The Baltimore County champs, who have won the region title two of the last three years, contained Western's top hitter, Ericka Butler, and got strong blocking efforts from Hourihan and Nicole Tuttle.

The Doves (12-3), the Baltimore City champs, struggled against Dulaney's front line, although Lillian Drumgold had three blocks.

In tomorrow night's region title match, the Lions will play host to Woodlawn, a 15-4, 16-14, 15-4 winner over Patterson last night.

Class 3A North

Jill Wittnebel had eight kills and two blocks to lead Bel Air (11-4) past Randallstown, 15-3, 9-15, 15-8, 15-2, and into the region final tomorrow at Dundalk.

Dundalk (9-6) slipped past host Kenwood, 15-10, 15-12, 7-15, 10-15, 15-5, in last night's other semifinal.

Class 1A North

Sparrows Point pulled out a 3-15, 15-2, 11-15, 15-10, 15-8 victory over Glenelg last night to advance to tomorrow's 5 p.m. regional final at Pikesville, a 15-0, 15-10, 15-11 winner over Havre de Grace.

The Pointers (15-2) got 11 kills from Michele Stallings and nine from Meghan Booth as they rallied to beat the visiting Gladiators.

"The second game was it -- just the fact that we knew we could win," said Pointers coach Melissa Svendsen. "We knew we could come back, because we did that one game. We have a habit of starting off slow, which is not a real good strategy, but teams get overconfident."

Pikesville (11-6) was led by Rachel Rigel with eight kills.

Field hockey

Tomorrow's state finals (at Goucher College)

Class 4A

Severna Park vs. Walt Whitman, 11: 30 a.m.Class 3A

Fallston vs. Long Reach, 11: 30 a.m.

Class 2A

Mount Hebron vs. Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 2 p.m.

Class 1A

Washington vs. Elkton, 2 p.m.

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