Dulaney, Broadneck reach 4A semifinals

Girls Volleyball

November 10, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

An outstanding, all-around team effort catapulted No. 7 Dulaney to its second regional championship in four years as the host Lions defeated Thomas Johnson, 3-1, to win the 4A North title yesterday.

Four players had at least six kills, led by junior Ally Stangenberg with 13, and senior captain Maria DiPietro set the tone on defense with 31 digs and only five errors.

"This was the best team victory we've had all year," said coach Cary Lyon, whose team advanced to the state semifinals with the win.

The Lions (17-1) split the first two games with Thomas Johnson before winning, 25-15, 17-25, 25-16 and 25-13.

No. 2 Broadneck 3, Leonardtown 2 -- Caroline Jacobs had 21 kills, two aces and went 13-for-13 from the service line as the host Bruins (18-1) beat the Raiders in Class 4A East. Broadneck advances to face Dulaney Thursday in the state semifinals at Ritchie Coliseum. With the score 14-10, senior Katie Lim scored five points to preserve the win.

No. 3 St. Paul's 3, No. 5 Spalding 0 -- Bailey Webster had 29 kills and 10 digs, and Jillian Unitas had eight kills and 12 digs as the Gators (21-1) swept the Cavaliers (17-4) in a semifinal of the Maryland-D.C. Private Schools Tournament at St. Vincent Pallotti.

South Carroll 3, Western Tech 0 -- Junior setter Tianna Quiambao-Panas' 22 assists led South Carroll (11-6) to a sweep of the 1A North regional final. Sophomore Cyndi Scurci and junior Mary Harshman had nine kills each as the Cavaliers advanced to the state semifinals Monday night.

No. 10 River Hill 3, Patuxent 1 -- Maddi Lee had 28 kills, five aces and 10 digs to power the host Hawks (15-4) past the Panthers (12-4) in Class 2A South. Becky Paynter added 36 assists for River Hill, which advanced to Tuesday's state semifinal.

No. 11 Towson 3, Catonsville 2 -- Alexa Carney had 15 kills, one block and 29 digs to power the visiting Generals (14-4) past the Comets in Class 3A North.

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