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Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, Harford Tech win again Monday in girls volleyball regional playoffs

Girls volleyball teams from Bel Air, C. Milton Wright and Harford Tech each took another step forward in region tourney play Monday at the quarterfinal level. All three will play in respective semifinals Wednesday.

Both North Harford and Havre de Grace lost in region tourney play Monday, ending their seasons.

Bobcats sweep

Bel Air's win came in three sets over visiting Eastern Tech in Class 3A North play. The scores were 25-9, 25-15 and 25-11.

Bel Air's leaders were Tia Williams, 13 kills; Celeste Roland, six kills and six aces; Amanda Rodriguez, three kills, 24 assists and three aces; Jackie DeLuise, six kills and three aces; Kendall Daley, four aces and six digs; and Rien Hachmann, six aces.

Mustangs beat Franklin

CMW traveled to Franklin and won 3-2 in 3A North. The scores were 14-25, 25-9, 20-25, 25-22 and 15-11.

The Mustangs were led by Lena Sharesky with 14 kills, Tori Smith with 10 kills, Alexis Cuffee with four blocks and Alyssa Horton with 32 assists.

Cobras upset Elks

Harford Tech also posted a 3-2 win, beating host Elkton in 2A East play. The scores were 16-25, 25-20, 25-22, 10-25 and 15-8.

Leading the Cobras were Ashley Huster, two aces, five kills and three solo blocks; Brittney Chavis, one ace, three kills, two assist blocks and one solo block; and Alyssa Hockaday, one ace, three kills and one assist block.

Hawks beaten by Bulls

North Harford lost in 3A North play, 3-0 to visiting Hereford. The Bulls winning scores were 25-19, 25-10 and 25-18.

Guiding the Hawks were Morgan Knox, seven kills and five digs; Sam Pappas, one ace and five kills; and Syd Billings, one ace, four assists ad three digs.

Warriors also lose Monday

Havre de Grace was beaten 3-1 at Perryville in 1A North action. The scores were 25-23, 17-25, 17-25 and 13-25.

Friday action

North Harford and Harford Tech were winners in girls volleyball first-round regional playoff action Friday.

North Harford defeated visiting Patapsco, 3-0, in Class 3A North play. The scores were 25-17, 25-10 and 25-16.

Leading the Hawks were Morgan Knox, 11 aces and three kills; Britney Fleming, four aces and two kills; Sammi Moore, five aces and one kill; and Sam Pappas, two aces and four kills.

The Hawks will host the Hereford/Aberdeen winner Monday night at 7 p.m.

Cobras sweep Rams

Harford Tech won its 2A East first round game over visiting Edgewood (1-14), 3-0. The scores were 25-20, 25-21 and 25-19.

Junior outside hitter Alyssa Hockaday led the Cobras with four aces and two kills, while junior setter Jamie Tubao added one ace and 12 assists. Casey Pilar, a senior outside hitter, had one ace and three kills.

The Cobras will host North East or travel to Elkton for Monday's quarterfinal round.

Cougars knocked out

The Fallston Cougars (4-11) lost in four games at top seed Rising Sun in 2A East play. The scores were 18-25, 28-26, 17-25 and 20-25.

The Cougars were led by Phoenix Offutt's 13 kills and six blocks. Asia Avena led defensively with 17 digs and Megan Snee helped with 14 digs. Emily Mozal contributed 23 assists.

Huskies sweep Mariners

Patterson Mill earned its first win of the season Friday in 2A East play. The Huskies beat visiting Joppatowne (1-12) 3-0. Scores were 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21.

Leading the Huskies were Taylor Moran, one ace, four kills, four blocks and five digs; Mariah Treptow, three kills, two blocks and four assists; Catherine Tames, three aces, one kill and two digs; Dana Gileza, three aces, one dig and two dinks for points; Kayla McDowell, two aces, 21 assists and five digs; Liz Sprow, eight aces, 15 assists, four digs and one dink; and Morgan Allen, one ace, one kill and eight digs.

Other scores

In two other 3A North matches, Aberdeen (10-4) lost 3-1 at Hereford, while C. Milton Wright won 3-0 at Digital Harbor.

Bel Air wins UCBAC title

The Bel Air girls volleyball team won its first ever Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship Thursday night at Patterson Mill High School.

The Bobcats won the first two games, 25-14 and 25-21, but the Hawks won game three, 25-19, to stay alive. Bel Air closed out the match in game four, 25-14.

"Very pleased," Bel Air coach Tim Markland said after the match. "We served well, they had a tough time with our serve. When the ball was on our side of the net, I think our passing, to lead to set to kill, was spot on."

Bel Air hitter Celeste Roland was spot on for most of the night, finishing with 13 kills, three aces and 14 digs.

"I think our team prepared well every day, we tried so hard," Roland said.

Teammate Kendall Daley, who had seven aces, served the Bobcats to a 8-4 first set lead. Rien Hachmann (six aces) served the lead to 13-6 and one of Roland's kills pushed the lead to 18-8, leading to Daley serving the final two points.

In game two, the score was tied 5-5, but Hachmann's serves gave the Bobcats a 8-6 lead. North Harford battled to stay close and on Becca Simon's serve, drew even at 15 all.

The serves down the stretch by Hachmann and Daley, however, and kills by Roland and Tia Williams, propelled the Bobcats to the second game win.

Bel Air also led early in game three (5-2), but North Harford rode the serves of Sydney Billings to keep it close early. But with more serves from Billings, the Hawks took a 19-18 lead, their first lead in three games.

Morgan Knox (three aces and five kills) served the final five points of the game to put the Hawks in the win column.

In game four, Amanda Rodriguez (two kills, 22 assists and five aces) jumped Bel Air to a 6-2 lead with strong serves. The Bobcats maintained that four to five point advantage throughout and led 17-12 on the best point of the match that ended with a Williams kill. She had six kills in the match.

The Bobcats pulled away after that on Daley's serves and Daley's lone kill from the back row.

Hachmann then served out the match.

Jackie DeLuise added five kills and four aces in the win. Coach Markland also noted outstanding back row defense from Samantha Liberto and Consuelo Ezcurra.

Allyson Meil had 13 digs for the Hawks and Sam Pappas added two aces and four kills. Billings finished with three kills two aces and three assists.

"I think we played well, I think it's a good indicator of what we need to work on," Hawks coach Sheri Billings said. "We had a lot of nerves, they were very nervous."

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