Bruins move closer to title

Broadneck sweeps Arundel behind serving of Farabaugh, Fuller

Volleyball

High Schools

October 19, 2001|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Arundel volleyball coach Greg Legrand said he didn't notice No. 12 when he watched Broadneck play recently, but he sure noticed the left-hander last night.

No. 5-ranked Broadneck (10-2) got excellent serving from No. 12, Erin Farabaugh, and junior mainstay Hallie Fuller to sweep visiting Arundel, 3-0, in Cape St. Claire last night to virtually clinch a spot in the Oct. 30 county championship match against top-ranked Severna Park.

With only two league games left, Severna Park is 9-0 followed by 8-1 Broadneck, whose loss was to the Falcons (13-0), and 7-2 Arundel, which lost its games to the above two. Barring an upset, it will once again be the Falcons and Bruins in the county final.

"Hallie Fuller does everything out there, but I didn't realize how good that No. 12 [Farabaugh] is, " said Legrand, whose Wildcats were defeated by scores of 15-2, 15-7 and 15-7.

"Their serving was outstanding. They must have served 95 percent, didn't hit a ball into the net. Our serving cost us, and that's our inexperience [two seniors]."

Farabaugh, a 5-foot-9 senior, had 17 assists, four kills, six aces and four blocks for the Bruins. Fuller chipped in with 10 assists, three kills and four aces.

The victors also got 11 kills from Nina Mullenhard, eight from Meredith Della Guistina, five from Mallorie Parker and four by Cristin Van Dyke. Parker and Van Dyke also had six blocks each with the Bruins' blocking as instrumental in the victory as their serving.

"Our depth is what has really pleased me," said Broadneck coach Romonzo Beans, last season's Sun Metro Coach of the Year after he led the Bruins to the 4A state final.

"Overall, each one of our players is finding out they can do more. Hallie and Erin are doing their job over and beyond."

On the other side, junior setter Amanda Hernandez had 28 assists for the Wildcats while freshman outside hitter Alex McGuire and senior Tamika Adair had six kills, and junior Kristin Sanns had four blocks.

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