Gators comeback from two sets down

Notre Dame Prep was on the verge of spoiling Senior Night at St. Paul’s School for Girls, Thursday, as the Blazers came into Brooklandville and captured the first two sets of their IAAM A Conference volleyball match with the host and 14th-ranked Gators. St. Paul’s, however, rallied for a 24-26, 20-25, 25-7, 25-15, 17-15 victory.

(10-4 IAAM A Conference, 11-4 overall) stormed back from 0-2 down to beat the visiting Blazers 3-2. Senior Abbey Snyder had a career best 52 assists, to go along with 10 digs, 3 kills and 2 aces to lead SPSG (11-4 overall, 10-4 IAAM A). Senior Jalen Dickerson had a career and team best 27 kills (0.750 hitting %), to go along with 11 digs, 4 aces and a block, while senior libero Sarah Boyce steadied the Gator’s defense with 25 digs and 19-of-22 perfect service receptions.

Both teams have completed their regular season schedules and are now set for the IAAM A Tournament, which gets underway on Tuesday with quarterfinal matches. St. Paul’s is the third seed and will host the sixth seed, which will be either NDP or McDonogh, pending the outcome of McDonogh’s match at Annapolis Area Christian on Friday.