No. 11 Tigers overcome No. 18 Perryville; No. 14 Bel Air and Harford Tech also prevail in the UCBAC
No. 11 Rising Sun fell into a two sets to zero hole in its UCBAC Chesapeake Division volleyball match with No. 18 Perryville, Tuesday in Rising Sun, but the Tigers roared back to win three straight and prevail in five sets.
Emily Jackson led the way in the 5th set with two aces, three kills, three assists and a solo block as Rising Sun won 15-7. For the match she had five aces, eight kills, 14 assists and three blocks.
Breelyn Young led the Tigers with six aces, while serving a team best 71.4%, and Lauren Hudson had five.
Sophia Eckerd crushed a team best 13 kills and Hudson added six.
Rising Sun is now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the UCBAC Chesapeake Division. The loss was the first of the year for Perryville (2-1 overall, 2-1 UCBAC Ches.).
Next, the Tigers will face Bo Manor, on Thursday, on advance of potential first-place showdown with No. 14 Bel Air, next Tuesday.
Bel Air (5-0 overall) also improved to 3-0 in the Chesapeake, Tuesday, with a three set sweep of North East, 25-16, 25-12, 25-12.
Leading the Bel Air attack was senior Brooke Myers (6 kills, 3 aces), senior Megan Hoy (6 kills, 1 ace), sophomore Maddie Reagan (4 kills, 1 ace) and junior Olivia Simon (15 assists, 3 aces, 1 block). Other key contributors were senior Erin Kenney (2 kills, 2 aces), junior McKenna Reiswig (2 kills, 3 blocks), and junior Sarah Markland (5 assists, 1 ace).
Bel Air has now won 45 consecutive sets dating back to last season. Prior to facing Rising Sun, Bel Air will challenge Perryville on Thursday.
While Rising Sun and Bel Air remained unbeaten in the Chesapeake Division, Harford Tech did the same in the UCBAC’s Susquehanna Division with a 3-2 victory over Edgewood.
The Cobras (5-1 overall) improved to 5-0 in their league and sit a half game ahead of Havre de Grace (4-0) in the battle for first place.
In the 25-19, 25-22, 19-25, 24-26, 15-8 victory, Tech’s leaders were Kerrigan Clem (11 kills, 3 blocks), Victoria Westerman (3 aces, 2 kills, 1 block), Caitlyn Bobb (9 kills), Jen McMillion (4 aces, 6 kills), Jada Maddox (2 aces, 1 kill, 2 blocks), Laura McCall (1 ace, 1 kill, 19 assists).