No. 14 Hereford tops No. 12 Towson in volleyball
Hereford’s volleyball team isn’t accustomed to being an underdog, and they didn’t play like one either.
No. 14 Hereford defeated No. 12 Towson, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-23, in Parkton.
Towson reached the Class 3A state semifinals last season.
“It gives us an indication of where we are right now,” said Hereford coach Dave Schreiner, whose team lost in the Class 2A state semifinals the past three years. “Our passing has to be good and I thought it was as good as it has been tonight. I think we have a lot more weapons and offense than we had last year.”
Schreiner was particularity impressed with the performance of junior outside hitter Maggie May, who finished with 12 kills while going 15-for-16 from the line.
“She really has come on,” Schreiner said. “At the beginning of the season, we kind of looked at her as maybe setting because she set pretty much set all this past club season. I thought about her playing in the middle, but she is one of our top outside hitters.”
Hereford also received solid performances from senior outside hitter Erin Collins (eight kills) and junior setter Erica Hilse (15-for-16 serving).
Junior outside hitter Sara Mandreja had 14 kills for Towson and teammate Logan Towson’s Michaila Sheedy directs her shot away from the block attempt by Hereford’s Maggie May, who finished with 12 kills while going 15-for-16 from the line. Marsh, a junior setter, had 28 assists. Senior outside hitter Nicole Race chipped in six kills and five aces.
NO. 9 SEVERNA PARK 3, ST. MARY’SRYKEN, 1: The host Falcons (1-0) overcame a slow start and beat the Knights (0-1).
Severna Park won, 23-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23. Angela Cottrell had 10 kills and Ally Winship had six for the Falcons.
NO. 8 ATHOLTON 4, CATONSVILLE 3: Allison Campbell scored twice and Brittany Stevens had two assists, but the host Comets (0-1) fell to the Raiders (1-0).