Broadneck tops Severna Park

Volleyball

October 18, 2006|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN REPORTER

Defending Anne Arundel County volleyball champion Broadneck moved a step closer to another championship game by defeating host and unranked Severna Park in four games last night.

Broadneck, a game up on No. 14 North County (8-2, 5-1 going into last night), has won three county titles and been to the final six times in the last seven years.

The No. 6 Bruins (7-1) are now 7-0 in the league with four matches remaining after last night's 21-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-23 victory over the slumping Falcons (6-4, 4-3). Actually the third-game score was 27-24, but the Bruins should have won by 25-23.

Students were running the scoreboard and short-changed the Bruins a point, but they still won. Overall the Bruins took advantage of 15 service errors by the Falcons.

Ali Malesick, a 5-foot-11 junior in her third varsity season who will graduate early at the end of this year, led the Bruins with eight kills, six blocks and was 13-for-15 serving with two aces.

Senior setter Tracie Bell had 18 assists and was 21-for-23 serving with two aces and junior libero Bridgette Jordan had 12 digs and two kills.

"I'm pleased with the girls because it doesn't matter what Severna Park's record is," said Bruins coach Romonzo Beans, who with his wife, Beth, also coaches Anne Arundel Community College.

"When the two of us get together, it's always intense."

Brittany Lilley led the Falcons with a match-high 11 kills and 16 digs, second to teammate Brittany McVearry's 17. Junior setter Elizabeth Bell had a match-high 24 assists.

pat.omalley@baltsun.com

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