McDonogh School got off to a slow start in its non-league match with Franklin, but the No. 18 Eagles quickly recovered and produced a three-game sweep, 25-18, 25-12, 25-15, in Reisterstown.
Junior middle blocker Nancy Holt had seven kills and two blocks for the Eagles, and sophomore outside hitter Jessica Eisenberg added six kills and three aces. Senior outside hitter Taryn Durant had five kills and three blocks.
The Eagles fell behind 10 points in the opening game before rallying, then dominated the final two matches, jumping out to a 14-4 advantage in game two. The Owings Mills school scored the first seven points of the third match.
The Indians got to within six points (16-10) in the second game and four in game three (8-4), but were doomed by a litany of unforced errors.
“We made a lot of errors that shouldn’t had been made and they outplayed us,” said Chromy. “They were picking up ball that our team decided not pick up.”
The Indians will attempt to rebound Tuesday afternoon against Chesapeake-BC in Baltimore County action. McDonogh host No. 14 Bryn Mawr School in an IAAM A Conference tilt Tuesday before hosting a tournament this weekend.