Reservoir struggles to advance to semis

Girls volleyball

November 06, 2007|By From staff reports

Top-ranked Reservoir, led by Julie Poston and Tiffany Jacobson, lost the first game before recovering to win the next three to beat Centennial in a Class 3A East Regional quarterfinal yesterday.

The Gators (16-0) won the match against the visiting Eagles (11-5), 20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19.

"Centennial's defense was on top of it tonight," Reservoir coach Carole Ferrante said. "They're going to be a very strong program next year. ... My team read what they were doing and adjusted their play."

Reservoir hosts Wilde Lake in tomorrow's semifinal at 6 p.m.

No. 6 Severna Park 3, Old Mill 1 -- Elizabeth Bell had three kills, seven digs and 39 assists to power the host Falcons (15-1) past the Patriots in Class 4A East.

No. 7 Dulaney 3, C. Milton Wright 0 -- Maria DiPietro had six back-row kills and five aces as the host Lions (15-1) beat the Mustangs (4-9) in a Class 4A North quarterfinal. Dulaney faces Thomas Johnson in tomorrow's semifinal at 5 p.m. The Patriots beat Perry Hall, 3-0.

No. 10 River Hill 3, Oakland Mills 1 -- Maddi Lee had 18 kills and four aces, and Becky Paynter had 26 assists, three kills and two aces as the host Hawks (13-4) beat the Scorpions (1-15) in Class 2A South. River Hill will travel to Calvert, a 3-0 winner over Marriotts Ridge, in tomorrow's semifinal.

No. 11 Towson 3, Hereford 1 -- Alexa Carney and Julia Meyer combined for 19 kills for the visiting Generals (12-4) in Class 3A North.

No. 12 Catonsville 3, Milford Mill 0 -- Amanda Parry had 28 assists and five kills to lead the host Comets (12-3) past the Millers.

Liberty 3, No. 15 Francis Scott Key 2 -- Kelly Vieira had 24 kills, Amanda McCracken had 18 kills and Sarah Lawrence had 33 assists for the visiting Lions (9-7) in Class 2A West.

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