F. Scott Key breezes past Joppatowne

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Heading into this weekend's Carroll County tournament, four-time defending champion Francis Scott Key isn't resting on its laurels.

Want proof? Just visit Union Bridge this afternoon and see how the fifth-ranked Eagles (4-1) are celebrating last night's 15-9, 15-3, 15-1 dissection of visiting Joppatowne.

They're running punishment wind sprints.

"We missed a lot of serves," said middle hitter Kim Sheedy of last night's performance.

Joppatowne (3-5) started strong. Led by middle hitter Shiree Turner, the Mariners stayed right with the Eagles point-for-point. Tied at 8, however, Key regrouped to score seven of the next eight points to win, 15-9.

"We had too many hitting errors and started out the match really slow," said Eagles coach Alice Smith. "We shouldn't have allowed that team to score nine points. We need to come out stronger."

Once the Eagles got rolling, however, they couldn't be stopped. Led by Sheedy (11 kills), setter Carrie Ness (22 assists) and outside hitter Jennifer Sawyer (eight kills, eight aces), they scored 37 of the final 42 points of the match to win going away.

Pub Date: 9/30/99

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