Catonsville's servers came out firing aces and continued throughout the match in a show of power during a three-set sweep, 25-11, 25-10, 25-8, of Chesapeake (6-6) Thursday night at Catonsville High School.
Junior Amanda Bingaman led the Comets (4-5) with nine aces, including a flurry in sets one and three that helped the home team pull away.
"My main goal was for my team because my team deserved it," said Bingaman, who had three aces during a serving run in the first game that saw the Comets extend the lead from 2-1 to 8-1. "I wouldn't be anywhere without my team."
Catonsville coach Amanda Kaufman was excited to see the serving proficiency.
"They all served great," Kaufman said. They served in today. That forced them to make the errors."
The highlights for Chesapeake came on a combined block by Teja Fulmore and Courtney Tripp and a pair of kills from Emily Ward.
The Comets led 3-1 in the third set when Bingaman took the service line and reeled off nine straight points, including six aces.
"She is recovering from shoulder issues (tendonitis in her right shoulder) so that is nice to see from her," Kaufman said.
Bingaman didn't start playing volleyball until she came to Catonsville as a freshman.
"I couldn't serve at all when I came out freshmen year, but I definitely worked on it hard," said Bingaman who gains confidence when she get her first serve in. "If you get you first serve in you become more and more aggressive. It's definitely about a rhythm."