QA’s puts away ri­vals in four ex­cit­ing sets

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STEVENSVILLE — The Li­ons were not about to let an­other op­por­tu­nity to seal a win slip away.

Up 2-0 af­ter two sets dur­ing Wed­nes­day’s ri­valry match with Kent Is­land, the Queen Anne’s County High vol­ley­ball team flushed a four-point lead — and even­tu­ally the third game — squan­der­ing the chance for a re­sound­ing sweep on the road.

The Li­ons re­bounded nicely in the fourth set, blitz­ing the Buc­ca­neers with an 8-1 flurry be­hind a stel­lar ser­vice run by se­nior libero Syd­ney Par­sons en route to a 3-1 vic­tor y.

Queen Anne’s (4-0 over­all, 3-0 North Bay­side) won by set scores of 25-20, 25-17, 21-25 be­fore seal­ing it with a 25-19 clincher. The Bucs’ lone tally on the score­board was the first this sea­son against the Li­ons, who dis­patched Wi­comico, Kent County and Colonel Richard­son via sweeps to be­gin the cam­paign.

The Li­ons kept pace with North Caro­line in the di­vi­sion stand­ings; the Bull­dogs (5-0, 3-0) swept Colonel last night.

“I’m re­ally proud of the girls, and the en­ergy they brought to the court tonight,” Queen Anne’s head coach Kim Re­menter-Betts said. “Our block was re­ally im­pres­sive, I was re­ally proud of how we spread out our at­tack and kept them off bal­ance, and our libero was phe­nom­e­nal in the back row, and she was phe­nom­e­nal in the serv­ing row.

“We had dead legs there for a lit­tle while, had some mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion — it hap­pens,” Re­menterBetts added. “Num­ber four, we came back, put the pres­sure on them and fin­ished strong. I told them we should have fin­ished in three, and we didn’t, and we were not go­ing to go five games.”

There were plenty of spec­tac­u­lar


North Caro­line de­fen­sive end Ken­dron Way­man grabs a hold of Queen Anne’s run­ning back Ryan Muller dur­ing the first half last Fri­day evening.

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