Baltimore Sun

No. 12 Liberty volleyball sweeps FSK

- By Colin Murphy Baltimore Sun Media staff contribute­d to this article.*

Monday’s Liberty-Francis Scott Key volleyball game began as thundersto­rms brought heavy rainfall through much of the surroundin­g area.

Inside Liberty’s gym, a different kind of deluge took shape.

The No. 12 Lions rained down point after point against visiting Francis Scott Key, employing an on-point service game, fluid passing and a fleet of powerful outside hitters to wash away the Eagles in a 3-0 sweep, 25-13, 25-9, 25-8.

Grace Maerten racked up 25 assists, Paige Coulson tallied seven aces to go with six kills and five digs, and Sarah Hart had 13 kills and five digs as the Lions moved to 2-0 overall and in Carroll County play.

With her seven seniors displaying evident chemistry and skill, Liberty coach Sheri Hagen was encouraged by her team’s dominant all-around performanc­e.

“This is pretty much what you can expect every time we get on the court. It’s fun to watch them,” Hagen said. “They have a good time, they’re all really good teammates who want to see each other succeed, and they push each other to get better.”

Francis Scott Key sophomore Dylan Andrews managed three kills and two blocks, while Katrina Bowman, Anna Darago and Anna Ridlon each had four digs for the Eagles.

Coach Shannon Saghy said Monday’s game was a learning experience for the Eagles.

“[Liberty has] a lot of power,” Saghy said. “They taught us a lot, so I’m excited to keep working based on that.”

The Lions, early leaders in the race for the county title, are looking to build on last year’s regional final appearance.

“We only lost two seniors, so it’s basically the same team, and we have such good chemistry, all the girls,” said Coulson. “It’s just really fun to continue what we had last year.”

Field hockey

Catonsvill­e 4, Perry Hall 0: The Comets got goals from Andie Sutton, Chloe Menkhaus, Ainsley Shannon and Alison Capka.

River Hill 5, Mount de Sales 3: Maddie Vasilios spearheade­d the Hawks’ offense with four goals and an assist, and Maya Chan also scored. Jocelyn Baker finished with seven saves for River Hill. Bella Reyes, Katherine O’Brien and Annabelle Seeley each scored for Mount de Sales as Natalie Aiosa made seven saves.

Broadneck 6, River Hill 1: Maya Everett and Katelyn Kearns each scored twice for the Bruins and Mia Moody made one save. Maddie Vasilios scored the Hawks’ lone goal and Jocelyn Baker made 17 saves for River Hill.

Girls volleyball

Glenelg 3, Mount de Sales 0: The Gladiators advanced to 3-0 on the season, winning 25-18, 25-13, 25-23. Nabi Bae finished with a team-high 11 kills and also added four aces and three digs. Lindsay Kelley excelled in a variety of areas with six kills, nine digs, nine aces and nine assists. Olivia McDonough was strong defensivel­y for Glenelg with 14 digs.

St. Mary’s 3, Notre Dame Prep 2: The Saints dropped the first two sets, were pushed to the limit in the third, but rallied to win the match 19-25, 20-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-13. Kyra Obert led with eight kills, three blocks, two aces and two digs. Julia Kruesi tossed up 12 assists and served six aces. Marina McAteer finished with six kills, seven digs and six aces. Maya Morahan also had seven kills.

Mt. Hebron 3, Northeast 0: The Vikings won, 25-3, 25-9, 25-7, as Ava Bradley finished

with nine kills and three aces and Grace Gordon added 10 assists and two aces. Rylee Donnell had five kills and Jillian Shoutz finished with four kills and a block.

Marriotts Ridge 3, Old Mill 0: The Mustangs advanced to the 3-0 on the season with a 25-14, 25-11, 25-22 victory. Rhisen Davis finished with nine kills and six digs and Vivian O’Brien added eight kills and five digs. Leah Liu excelled serving with five aces. Eva Hull added 19 assists and five digs.

Westminste­r 3, Dulaney 0: The Owls moved to 2-0, winning 25-15, 25-23, 25-16. Jenna Rodriguez served seven aces to go with seven digs and 18 assists. Emma Reaves had a double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs. Trinity Nelson lined 10 kills to go with four aces, and Faith Mohr had 11 assists.

River Hill 3, Oakland Mills 0: The Hawks defeated the Scorpions, 25-8, 25-4, 25-13. Both Paula Elguera and Mackenzie Calhoun finished with six kills, and Calhoun added three aces and four digs. Josie Calhoun excelled serving with seven aces and Brooke Laumann also chipped in five aces, nine digs and four assists.

Boys volleyball

Fallston 3, Havre de Grace 0: The visiting Cougars (2-0) swept the Warriors (1-3), 25-13, 25-11, 25-18. Jack Price and Liam McGann combined for 37 assists and both had three aces. Jackson Killough added four aces for the Cougars, who had a combined 44 kills.

Patterson Mill 3, C. Milton Wright 2: The visiting Huskies (2-1) outlasted the Mustangs (1-1) for the five-set win — 25-22, 25-11, 16-25, 18-25, 15-8. Josh Shores led the way with 13 kills, three aces and 13 digs. Adam Lingelbach added eight kills, three aces, one block and 15 digs, while Fletcher Steinkraus was a defensive wall with 17 digs.

Boys soccer

Gerstell 3, Indian Creek 0: The Falcons moved to 3-0-1 with the road win. Travis Smith scored twice and Riley Kilroy added a goal. Ryan Morrison and Brady Dillion had assists. In goal, Drew Sindicic stopped eight shots.

Girls soccer

Bel Air 5, Rising Sun 1: The Bobcats led 1-0 at halftime and pulled away in the second half. Kiera Loewe scored twice, while Ally Mace, Cristique Duvall and Allie Brown also had goals. Mace, Payton Todd, Delaney Burrows and Alexia Mehani had assists.

Patterson Mill 3, North East 2: Hayden Price and Addison Harmel tallied first-half goals for the Huskies. Julie Thomas added a goal in the second half. Kelsey Price, Ava Wheeler and Madison Ruby each handed out assists.

Atholton 5, Wilde Lake 0: Senior Layna Meyerpeter registered a hat trick, while Noura Arnaout added a pair of goals. Keagan Williams finished with a team-high two assists, as junior Katie Wood finished with eight saves.

Golf North Harford 221, Perryville 240:

In a four-team match at Furnace Bay Golf Course in Perryville, the winning Hawks and Panthers were the two teams to have a required five players for team scoring. Nick Cochran’s low round of 39 led the winners, while other Hawks scoring were Greg Sebring, 42; Cooper Honig, 44; John Manzari 45; and Alex Martinelli, 48. Jared Eldreth shot 44 to pace the Panthers, while Lucas Umbarger shot 46. TC Hinton shot 55 for Havre de Grace.

 ?? COLIN MURPHY/FOR BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA ?? Liberty volleyball players celebrate after winning the first set, 25-13, against Francis Scott Key on Monday. The No. 12 Lions won in straight sets to improve to 2-0.
COLIN MURPHY/FOR BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA Liberty volleyball players celebrate after winning the first set, 25-13, against Francis Scott Key on Monday. The No. 12 Lions won in straight sets to improve to 2-0.

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