Fallston tops Severna Park in volleyball quarterfinals

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November 08, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Fallston coach Nicole Hoover stressed defense all season, and her Cougars answered yesterday as they upset No. 10 Severna Park, 25-17, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, in the Class 3A East volleyball regional quarterfinals at Severna Park.

Casey Bryant finished with seven digs and Kerrie Hughes, a defensive specialist, had six.

"We finally had the game that I knew we could play all year," said Hoover, whose team improved to 8-8.

Ashlee Allen (16 kills) and Jackie Sabins (17 assists) paced the Falcons, who ended their season at 10-6.

No. 1 Centennial 3, Edgewood 0 -- Jen Hilchey's passing was the key to Centennial's offense, while Kasey Quinn and Allison Cappelaere each had four kills to lead the Eagles (15-1) past the visiting Rams, 25-11, 25-12, 25-8, in Class 3A East.

No. 2 Broadneck 3, Chesapeake-AA 0 -- Kanishia Sheppard had 11 kills and Stephanie Carey had 28 assists to lead the host Bruins (12-3) over the Cougars, 25-9, 25-14, 25-16, in Class 4A East.

No. 3 Glenelg 3, Howard 0 -- Julie Hollrah had 18 kills to lead the host Gladiators (14-3) over the Lions, 25-18, 25-14, 25-9 in the Class 2A South quarterfinals.

No. 4 Liberty 3, Francis Scott Key 0 -- Alex Mercer (10 kills, three blocks), Sam Walters (eight kills) and Lauren Tabor (26 assists) advanced the Lions (14-1) to the 2A West semifinals. They defeated the host Eagles (8-8), 26-24, 25-21, 25-21.

No. 5 Atholton 3, Hammond 0 -- Kristen Kozielski had 19 assists, while Nadia Saleem and Robin Burkowski each had six kills as the host Raiders (12-3) cruised in 2A South, 25-12, 25-7, 25-20.

No. 7 Dulaney 3, Sherwood 2 -- Marah Schmitz and Stacy McWilliams led the host Lions (15-0) with 12 kills each as they squeaked past the Warriors, 25-12, 15-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12, to advance in 4A North.

No. 9 Bel Air 3, Wilde Lake 1 -- After losing the first game25-14, the host Bobcats (15-2) recovered to beat the Wildecats, 25-21, 25-14, 25-21 in 3A East action. Liz Meyers had 12 kills and Arlana Roland played a balanced game with eight kills and eight blocks to lead Bel Air.

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