Broadneck's volleyball team fought back an Old Mill comeback by winning the fifth and deciding game, 15-4, to defeat the host Patriots, 3-2, last night and guarantee itself at least one home game in the Class 4A playoffs.
The Bruins jumped out to a two-game lead, 15-10, 15-5, behind the strong hitting of senior Julie Scott.
"We were not running our offense at all in the first two games," said Patriots coach Patti De Marco. "We weren't attacking and power is our game. We had to take their best hitter out of the game and start playing aggressive."
The advice worked. The Patriots ran up six straight points to start game three and win, 15-7. Old Mill used another surge late in game four to win, 15-8.
* Severna Park 3, Arundel 1: Severna Park (12-0) finished with 58 kills -- 14 from Julie Kasprzak, 13 from Catherine Kirk, nine from Kate Marks and seven from Amy Patton -- on its way to overpowering visitor Arundel (6-6) 15-8, 9-15, 15-1, 15-7.
* Centennial 3, Oakland Mills 0: Carly Cangiano served eight consecutive points, including five aces, to lead host and No. 1 Centennial (18-0, 12-0) over Oakland Mills (3-10, 3-9) 15-8, 15-2, 15-6, in Howard County.
* South River 3, Southern-AA 0: Pam Patterson had 14 attacks and nine kills to lead No. 7 South River (11-2, 8-2) past Southern-AA (0-11, 0-9), 15-6, 15-3, 15-1, in an Anne Arundel County game.