The Fallston Cougars, who stormed to a regular-season title with a 13-1 overall mark, added another victory to the list on Wednesday night at C. Milton Wright, where they took on and defeated all comers at the Harford County Boys Volleyball Championship Tournament.
In the title game at the tournament, the Cougars, who did not lose a matchup during the double-elimination competition, squared off with the North Harford Hawks, and cruised to the championship trophy with a 25-12 victory.
Over the entire tournament, the Cougars were led by Scott Swatling, who amassed 29 kills, seven digs and one ace. Ryan Fischer had a team-best 57 assists, five kills, two blocks, three aces and three digs. Luke Gover posted 12 kills, three digs and three aces, while Stephen Ernst had eight kills, one block and one assist. Cory Schneiders racked up six kills, two blocks, one dig and one ace, while Paul Hubner registered four kills, one assist and one block. James Doody had 12 digs for the tournament and Jacob Mitchell contributed seven digs and two aces.
CMW knocked out in third round
After opening the tournament with a scorching 25-0 win over Bel Air, the host-team CMW Mustangs were knocked down to the losers' bracket following their next matchup, which ended as a 25-15 win for Fallston.
In their third contest, just one defeat away from being knocked out of the double-elimination tournament, the Mustangs watched the Aberdeen Eagles take a 26-24 victory.
For the tournament, Justin Pezzella had 26 assists, 11 aces, one block, one kill and seven digs. CMW's Tyler Durst posted nine kills, two blocks and one dig.