Liberty's 39th straight volleyball win ties state record

Perry Hall nips McDonogh in OT in girls soccer, 2-1

Mount Hebron boys roll

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September 07, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

No. 4-ranked Liberty's volleyball team tied a state record for consecutive victories, 39 , by rallying from a first-game loss to defeat North Hagerstown, 3-1 , yesterday in Eldersburg.

The game scores were 23-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-18.

The record was set by Centen nial's 1996 and 1997 teams , which went 19-0 and 20-0 , respectively, and won two Class 2A state titles. Liberty, 19-0 in each of the past two seasons, also has won two straight Class 2A state titles.

Lauren Tabor had 28 assists for the Lions (1-0) in dealing the Hubs a season-opening loss, and Melissa Stansbury had eight kills. Sam Walters had seven kills. Kristin Steinnagel had seven kills and two blocks.

FOR THE RECORD - The Liberty High School volleyball team tied a metro-area mark with its 39th consecutive victory on Tuesday, but did not tie the state record, as reported in a sports article yesterday. Northern-Calvert established that mark by winning 76 consecutive matches from 1994 to 1997.

"It's a great way to start the season." said Liberty coach David Trumbo. "We did not talk about [the record] at all. I don't even know if some of them knew until the end of the game."

Archbishop Spalding 3, No. 7 South River 0: Senior Abbie Merkl had 14 kills and Brittany Born was 13-for-13 in serves and had 23 assists as the host Cavaliers (1-0) swept the Seahawks (0-1), 25-16, 25-21, 25-22.

Girls soccer

Perry Hall 2, No. 3 McDonogh 1: Jessica Kramer's goal with four minutes left in the second overtime period completed the Gators" rally as they upset the Eagles (1-1) in Owings Mills.

Jessica Knight had tied the score for Perry Hall with four minutes left in regulation.

No. 4 Notre Dame Prep 3, Wilde Lake 2: Julia Bouchelle scored twice, including the game-winner off a corner kick, as the Blazers (1-0) lost a 2-0 second-half lead, but edged the Wildecats (0-1) in Columbia.

No. 13 C. Milton Wright 5, No. 15 Mercy 3: Chelsie Genco scored twice in overtime, including the eventual game-winner, and Greta Houlihan scored one of her two goals in the extra period as the visiting Mustangs (1-0) avenged last fall's overtime loss to the Magic (0-1).

Jenny Fehskens scored Wright's other goal.

No. 2 Archbishop Spalding 2, No. 11 South River 0: Christine Nairn scored twice off assists from Meghan Rowland in the visiting Cavaliers" (1-0) win over the Seahawks (0-1).

Boys soccer

No. 5 Mount Hebron 4, Reservoir 0: Justin Martinelli scored and had an assist as the Vikings (1-0) shut out the host Gators (0-1) in a Howard County game.

No. 8 Eastern Tech 3, Tuscarora 2: Kevin Jackson's close- in goal off Kevin Jackson's pass four minutes into the second overtime for the host Mavericks (1-0) beat the Frederick County Titans (0-1).

No. 14 Arundel 2, Bowie 0: The host Wildcats' Cameron Weinstein assisted on Dave Cross' first-half goal and scored in the second half in both teams" opener.

Field hockey

No. 10 Notre Dame Prep 2, Centennial 1: Yeardley Love's penalty stroke with two minutes left in overtime lifted the host Blazers (1-0-1) over the Eagles (0-1).

Winters Mill 2, No. 11 Cen tury 1: Megan Maier scored in each half as the Falcons (1-0) upset the host Knights (0-1) in a Carroll County matchup.

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