State volleyball games

November 17, 2001|By Pat O'Malley and Katherine Dunn

Class 4A final

No. 3 Broadneck (16-3) vs. Eleanor Roosevelt (15-3)

Site: CCBC-Catonsville When: Today, 5 p.m.

Outlook: Since last season's three-games-to-none loss to Dulaney in the Class 4A final, Broadneck has been waiting for this moment. "It's been our goal since last year to get back to the championship," said coach Romonzo Beans, who has led the Bruins to their only two state finals. Roosevelt swept Western in the state semis while Broadneck eliminated Gaithersburg for a second straight year with a hard-earned five-game victory. The Bruins have a height advantage over their opponent in the final. Broadneck has 6-foot-2 Cristin Van Dyke, (averaging 2.8 kills and 3.9 blocks) and 6-1 Mallorie Parker (3.6 kills, 4.1 blocks). Roosevelt's tallest players are Maryanna McConnell and Maggie Kielman (both 5-11); they average seven kills between them.

Class 3A final

No. 1 Severna Park (20-0) vs. Northern-Calvert (17-1)

Site: CCBC-Catonsville

When: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: First-year coach Julie Allen gets her wish as her Severna Park team faces seven-time state champion Northern in the 3A final. "I was hoping we would get to play them because we have played all the top teams, except for Northern," said Allen, who played as a sophomore on the Falcons' last state title team in 1993. The Falcons have defeated seven teams ranked in the Top 10 in either The Sun or The Washington Post poll so far. They hope to make the Patriots No. 8. Uncanny serving has been the Falcons' forte all season, not to mention their overall height with 6-1 Lauren Klau, 6-3 Christina Grempler and four players at 5-10. Northern, which swept No. 4 Dulaney in the semifinals, has no 6-footers and will rely on five players from 5-9 to 5-11. Heather Schreiber (5-9) leads Northern with 5.3 kills a game, followed by 5-11 Casey Karcesky (4.2) and 5-10 Cindy Haynes (3.7).

Class 2A final

No. 2 Towson (18-1) vs. No. 5 Glenelg (16-3)

Site: CCBC-Catonsville When: Noon

Outlook: The Towson players expected a rematch of last year's semifinal with Centennial in this season's state final, but instead they will face Glenelg, the team that knocked off four-time defending champion Centennial in the region semifinals. The Baltimore County champion, Towson is in search of its first state title. The Generals possess a balanced attack behind junior middles Stephanie Kines (2.5 kills a game) and Emily Berman (2.1), who both dominated the net and recorded 10 kills apiece in the semifinal sweep of Lackey. Glenelg, which last won a title in 1995, is seeking its third overall thanks to a similarly balanced attack. In a five-game semifinal with Stephen Decatur, 6-1 middle hitter Sarah Tursell (2.85 kills a game) had 13 kills while 6-1 middle Adrienne McGill (1.51) had 12 and 6-1 Cheyenne Davidson (1.47) had 10. Class 1A final

Smithsburg (18-0) vs. Williamsport (16-2) Site: CCBC-Catonsville When: 2:30 p.m.

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