No. 6 Towson rallies, beats St. Paul's in volleyball

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September 08, 2005|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

In 11 years as Towson's volleyball coach, Jayne Lacy has seen her teams pull out a lot of close matches, but she had never seen the Generals come from two games down to win a match until last night.

The No. 6 Generals struggled with serving and lost one of their top players, Helen Wolf, to a severely sprained ankle as they dropped the first two games to up-and-coming St. Paul's. Still, the host Generals (1-0) rallied to win the match, 23-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-18, 16-14.

Liz Bond had two of her 17 kills and a key block on the final four points as the Generals took the final game.

"It's hard to come back from two games down, but it took all of us. We just had to be consistent, but everybody pitched in and our defense really picked up," said Towson setter Caryn Jost.

Neither team could build much momentum early on. Each seemed to match the other at the net and both played strong defense led by the liberos, Towson's Jess Gundel and St. Paul's Leah Parker. Towson built a 20-10 lead in the fourth game, but St. Paul's rallied to within 20-16 before the Generals won it. The final game featured 10 ties and no more than a two-point lead for either team.

Field hockey

No. 7 Spalding 1, No. 5 Bryn Mawr 0: Megan Jendrossek shot the game-winner during a fast break from the top of the circle as the visiting Cavaliers (3-0) upset the Mawrtians (0-1).

Staff reports contributed to this article.

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