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Howard volleyball sweeps Centennial, paving way for likely county title match vs. Reservoir next week | Howard County sports roundup

The Howard County volleyball saga between Howard and Reservoir will likely see another thrilling chapter next week.

This past spring, Reservoir defeated Howard in the county championship match at the end of the COVID-shortened season. Then, earlier this fall, the Lions got revenge with a 3-1 victory over the Gators. Since that contest on Sept. 13, neither team has lost, with undefeated Howard entering Thursday alone in first place and Reservoir alone in second.

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With a rematch between the two teams looming on Oct. 21, Howard had an important hurdle to get past on Thursday against Centennial. The Lions didn’t overlook the Eagles, earning a straight-set sweep with scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-16.

The Howard volleyball team, pictured here celebrating a win over River Hill earlier this season, defeated Centennial on Thursday, Oct. 14.
The Howard volleyball team, pictured here celebrating a win over River Hill earlier this season, defeated Centennial on Thursday, Oct. 14. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)

The Lions were led by junior Corinne Chau and senior Tyller Williams, who smashed 10 and eight kills, respectively. Ayanna Pharoah orchestrated the offense with 32 assists, while Briana May led the team with 19 digs.

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The Lions’ victory — in conjunction with the Gators win over Long Reach on Thursday — sets up a likely county championship-deciding match between the two squads next week. Both teams play one more contest on Oct. 19, with Howard (12-0) playing at Wilde Lake (0-11) and Reservoir (11-1) hosting Atholton (3-9).

A Howard win versus Wilde Lake on Oct. 19 would guarantee the Lions at least a share of the county title. Then, assuming Reservoir also wins on Oct. 19, the match at Howard next Thursday would decide whether the two squads share the county crown or if Howard wins it outright.

Howard def. Centennial — 3-0 [25-13, 25-20, 25-16]

Howard stats: Tyller Williams (8 kills, 1 block, 1 ace), Corinne Chau (10 kills), Darien Garner (8 kills), Ayanna Pharoah (4 aces, 3 kills, 32 assists), Briana May (19 digs), Sophia Platt (5 aces, 5 digs) Anna Plecas (5 kills)

Records: Ho 12-0; C 9-3.

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OTHER VOLLEYBALL SCORES:

Reservoir def. Long Reach — 3-0 [25-14, 25-16, 25-15]

Reservoir stats: Gabby Allen (2 assists, 9 digs), Haley Ko (16 assists, 3 digs), Madison Hill (5 kills), Jess Rothermel (19 assists, 3 digs), Samiha Foster (17 kills, 7 digs), Kelsey Holmes (8 kills), Anjola Omolewa (7 kills).

Long Reach stats: Hayley Norton (2 kills, 12 assists, 5 digs), Kailey Young (1 ace, 6 kills, 2 blocks, 7 digs).

Records: Re 11-1; LR 2-10, 3-10.

Glenelg def. Atholton — 3-0 [25-15, 25-19, 25-11]

Glenelg stats: Sydney Yoon (2 aces, 2 assists, 13 digs), Mackenzie Calhoun (4 aces, 15 kills, 3 assists, 5 digs), Sarah Parker (5 aces, 7 kills, 5 digs), Lindsay Kelley (3 aces, 3 kills, 25 assists, 5 digs), Sarah Cherry (1 assists, 9 digs), Liesl Walter (4 kills, 3 blocks).

Records: G 7-4; A 3-9.

Marriotts Ridge def. Hammond — 3-2 [23-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-20, 15-5]

Marriotts Ridge stats: Vivian O’Brien (9 kills, 1 ace, 15 digs), Leah Liu (18 kills, 4 aces, 15 digs), Rhisen Davis (12 kills, 1 ace, 26 digs), Manasvi Mamilla (20 digs), Eva Hull (43 assists and 14 digs), Olivia Kuznetsova (10 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs, 5 blocks).

Records: MR 7-4; Ha 3-8.

GIRLS SOCCER:

Howard 3, Long Reach 2 (OT)

The Lions came back from down 2-0 to earn the overtime victory. The Lightning scored in the first minute and again in the 10th minute — both by Carmen Lloyd — to take an early two-goal victory. Brooke Matney and Kaitlyn Denicola then scored for the Lions to tie the game before halftime. After a scoreless second half, Ciaira Pomeroy-Anderson scored with less than two minutes left in the first overtime period off an assist from Mallory Merkey.

Goals: Ho — Brooke Matney, Kaitlyn Denicola, Ciaira Pomeroy-Anderson; LR — Carmen Lloyd 2.

Assists: Ho — Denicola, Pomeroy-Anderson, Mallory Merkey.

Saves: Ho — Ansley Glasgow 7.

Halftime: 2-2.

Regulation: 2-2.

Records: Ho 4-6, 5-6; LR 2-8.

Atholton 2, Oakland Mills 1

Goals: A — Keagan Williams, Ava Morales

Assists: A — Laila Cowsette.

Saves: A — Katie Wood 8.

Records: A 6-2-1; OM 1-8, 2-8

Marriotts Ridge 3, Reservoir 0

Records: MR 9-0-1, 12-0-1

Glenelg 6, Wilde Lake 5

Records: G 9-1; WL 3-7, 4-7.

BOYS SOCCER:

Howard 2, Long Reach 1

Goals: Ho — Ryan Stewart, Will Tom.

Assists: Ho — Stewart.

Saves: Ho — Luke Ryerson 3, BJ Brown 1.

Halftime: 1-0, Ho.

Records: Ho 6-4; LR 1-9, 2-9

Marriotts Ridge 2, Reservoir 1

Goals: MR — N/A; Re — Aquila De Carvalho.

Assist: MR — N/A; Re — Amir Edris.

Saves: MR — N/A; Re — Matt Horton 4.

Halftime: 1-0, Re.

Records: MR 6-4; Re 6-4.

Atholton 5, Oakland Mills 0

Goals: A — Gustavo Castellanos, Ayomide Akinmade, Josh Martins, Jacob Fato, Andy Fuentes.

Assists: A — Jack Goodman, Wesley Nieto, Sean Boulle, Luke Kudwa, Rajendra Khadka.

Halftime: 2-0, A.

Records: A 4-6; OM 3-5-1, 3-7-2.

Glenelg 4, Wilde Lake 1

Goals: G — Jolayemi 2, Vaysman; WL — Evan Figueroa (PK), Own goal.

Assists: G — Sines, Hibbitts, Farace.

Saves: G — Gulati 11.

Halftime: 2-0, G.

Records: G 6-2-2; WL 2-8, 4-8.

FOOTBALL:

Reservoir 13, Centennial 7

Records: Re 2-4; C 0-7.


Don’t see scores or stats from your favorite team? Send results and any game information to Jacob Meyer at jameyer@baltsun.com.

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