Ocean City Today

All Lady Mallards contribute to volleyball squad’s victory

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Oct 09, 2017

(Oct. 6, 2017) All of the girls chipped in and helped the Worcester Prep volleyball team earn a victory over the Chesapeake Christian Crusaders on Tuesday in Easton.

“They played well. Everyone contributed,” Prep Coach Keith Donoway said. “I told them to have other goals today. When the ball comes over the net, get as perfect a pass as possible. And, making sure we’re coming together on every point.”

The girls who typically start for Worcester took the court for the first game. The Mallards won 25-7.

Donoway changed things up for the second and third games, giving other players an opportunity to start. The Prep squad won 25-17 and 25-20.

“When playing a team that’s not as competitive … I just ask them to always give their best and keep the momentum even when it’s hard to,” Donoway said.

Senior Stevie Eppard-Annis served 12 aces during the match. Senior captain Camryn Sofronski had six kills.

Senior captain Caroline Pasquariello, the team’s libero (defensive specialist), was solid on the back line.

“Her back-row passing kept us ahead,” Donoway said. “She led the defense from the back row.”

Worcester will play the Salisbury Christian Jaguars, today, Friday, at 4 p.m. in Salisbury. The Mallards will then travel to Westover on Monday to battle the Holly Grove Eagles at 5:15 p.m.

“Ability[-wise] they’re doing well. As long as we can keep our energy on the court … I’ve seen them play some amazing volleyball, we just need to keep it going,” Donoway said. “We’ve had some amazing first games, but if we don’t come out ahead in the second game, if we fall behind, it’s hard to get them back into the game and we lose momentum. We need to work at keeping that level of play throughout the rest of the match.”

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