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Hammond, Reservoir open volleyball season with wins

Reservoir defensive specialist Barbara Kelley, shown here in a 2013 match at Oakland Mills, led the Gators to a season opening victory over Archbishop Spalding on Friday with 20 digs and 7 aces.

Hammond and Reservoir got the 2014 Howard County volleyball season started on a successful note, as both teams won on Friday evening.

Hammond lost the first set to visiting Northeast of Anne Arundel, 25-23, but rallied back to win, 25-17, 25-14, 25-14.


Junior setter Bahar Lakeh had 24 assists, and junior middle Lauryn Terry had 8 solo blocks and 7 kills. Leading the backrow defense, junior co-captain Catie Chervenak made 9 digs.

Reservoir visited Archbishop Spalding and won, 25-23, 22-25, 25-14, 25-15.


Maddy Belt (17 kills, 16 digs) and Barbara Kelley (7 aces, 20 digs) led the way for the Gators, while Amaka Chuckwujekweu contributed 5 kills and 5 blocks. Setter Megan Lieb ran the offense with 35 assists.

Around the league

Broadneck 3, Centennial 0

Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland

In B Conference action, Chapelgate is off to a hot start, finishing first in their pool, and third overall, at the Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy Labor Day Classic over Labor Day weekend. Three days later, the Yellowjackets defeated Mount Airy, 3-1.

In that match, Julia del Carmen contributed 10 kills and 6 aces, Rachel del Carmen notched 12 kills and 2 aces, Phoebe Cleaver added 2 kills and 3 aces, and Jianna Casamento tallied 6 digs and 21 assists.

On Sept. 3, Chapelgate suffered its first setback, a 3-0 loss to St. Pauls.