No. 12 Bobcats rely on passing game in a Saturday volleyball matinee


No. 12 Bel Air host Mount de Sales of the IAAM A Conference for a Saturday volleyball matinee and relied on its passing game to defeat the Sailors in four sets, 25-13, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24.

The Bobcats’ passing game was led by their senior libero and captain Autumn Grimsley (31 digs, 2 kills), setting up their offense which was dominated by senior outside hitter Lexi Couch (17 kills, 7 aces, 11 digs, 2 blocks) and senior setter Mackenzie Springer (22 assists, 2 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs).

Many others contributed to the winning effort including senior Julia Stoneberg (4 kills), senior Kennedy Hardenbrook (4 kills, 1 ace, 3 digs), junior middle Anaiah Lewis (3 kills), junior Jadyn Betters (3 kills, 1 ace, 4 blocks), senior setter Ava Meyer (2 aces, 8 assists, 9 digs), junior Lexi Bell (5 digs, 2 aces), sophomore Kayden Hardenbrook (2 kills, 3 aces, 1 block, 3 digs), and junior Megan Cassaday (1 kill).

Next, Bel Air (6-0) looks forward to its annual The Dig Pink match on Tuesday as the Bobcats host Rising Sun. A food truck will be in the parking lot and lots of prizes and games will be included during the evening. Spectators are encouraged to wear as much pink as possible and bring contributions to help support the fight against breast cancer.