Unlike a week ago when it lost focus for a couple games, fourth-ranked River Hill maintained its composure and intensity yesterday for a 15-10, 15-11, 15-11 win over host and third-ranked Mount Hebron.
"We played well," said River Hill coach Sybil Modispacher. "There was more communication and better passing."
"We talked more than we had in the first two matches," said River Hill junior Krystal Jacobson, who had nine kills and served well, earning her team 18 points. "We stayed consistent and worked together as a team."
Behind the serving of Jacobson and Sarah Albert, River Hill (3-0 overall and league) took a 12-4 lead in the second game. Mount Hebron (3-1 overall, 2-1 league) gradually battled back, but lost the game on Albert's ace.
Megan Mitchell, who had a team-high 10 kills, served four straight points to give River Hill a 12-7 advantage in the third game. The Vikings got to 13-11, but freshman Stephanie Jacobson's kill shot and Mitchell's winner at the net ended the match.