Coach Tim Dunbar credited the digs and other tough defensive plays in a 3-0 girls volleyball victory Tuesday by No. 5 Severna Park over No. 2 host South River.
Severna Park won, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15.
Morgan Kline had 38 assists and Kara Glynn had 12 kills as the Falcons (7-1) upset the host Seahawks (7-1).
Dunbar said, "We frustrated their hitters by not giving them any floor to put the ball on."
No. 4 Broadneck d. Glen Burnie, 3-0: Clara Brechtel had six kills and Jordyn Beans had nine assists as the host Bruins (8-1) beat the Gophers.
Broadneck won, 25-10, 25-13, 25-6.
No. 6 Glenelg d. Centennial, 3-1: Glenelg kept its grip on a share of first place in Howard County with a 3-1 win over defending county champion Centennial (4-4), 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 25-16.
The Gladiators were led by Sarah Girard (16 kills, 14 digs), Morgan Perry (18 kills, 13 digs) and Rachael Girard (44 assists).
Glenelg (7-1) is one of four Howard County teams with only one loss, along with Howard, Mount Hebron and River Hill.
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No. 7 Howard d. Long Reach, 3-0: Sydney Biniak had 11 kills and Courtney Merson had seven kills for the host Lions (8-1).
Howard won, 25-2, 25-7, 25-15. The Lightning fell to 0-8.
No. 8 Arundel d. North County, 3-0: Emily Derocher had eight aces and Brittany Orr had five kills and four aces to lead the Wildcats (7-1) past the host Knights (2-4).
Arundel won, 25-10, 25-10, 25-8.
No. 2 River Hill 3, Hammond 0: Zach Riso scored two goals to lead the host Hawks (10-1) past the Bears (1-7).
No. 4 Marriotts Ridge 6, Atholton 1: Jeff Kammerer had a hat trick to lead the Mustangs (11-1) past the Raiders (4-6).
No. 11 Broadneck 6, Glen Burnie 0: Tyler Gabarra scored twice to lead the Bruins (8-3) past the host Gophers.
Broadneck led 3-0 at halftime.
Atholton 0, No. 10 Marriotts Ridge 0, 2OT: Jenna Bergquist made seven saves for the host Mustangs (8-1-2), and Darcy Bodziony had nine for the Raiders (4-5-1).
No. 4 Glenelg 11, Hammond 0: Stephanie Asher had three goals and an assist to lead the Gladiators (10-2) past the host Bears (1-9).
Glenelg led 8-0 at the half.
No. 6 Garrison Forest 4, Roland Park 2: In a tightly contested match, the host Grizzlies (10-2, 9-1 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) outpaced the Reds (4-6-1, 4-61) by 2-1 in each half.
Allie DiPietro finished with two goals and an assist for Garrison Forest.
No. 7 Archbishop Spalding 3, St. Paul's 0: Erin Shanahan scored twice to lead the host Cavaliers (14-1, 10-1 IAAM A Conference) past the Gators (0-11, 0-11).
No. 12 Catonsville 4, Towson 1: Brooke Stevens had two goals and an assist to lead the visiting Comets (9-1) past the Generals (7-6).
The score was 1-1 at the half.
Marriotts Ridge 1, Centennial 0, OT: Keally Ingersoll scored with 26 seconds left in overtime for the host Mustangs (9-2).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun