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SD volleyball team tops Chesapeake, but loses to JMB

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Nov 09, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Decatur junior captain Victoria Koslosky does her job as the team’s defensive specialist during Monday’s match against Chesapeake in the second round of the 3A East Regional tournament.

(Nov. 10, 2017) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team topped the Chesapeake Cougars in the second round of the 3A East Regional tournament, but two days later, the Lady Seahawks lost to the James M. Bennet Clippers.

Decatur, seeded second in Section II of the 3A East bracket, received a first-round bye and hosted No. 3 Chesapeake on Monday in Berlin.

The Seahawks won 25-15, 25-22 and 25-13.

“The girls played well,” said Decatur Coach Sara Patrick. “In games one and three, they controlled the tempo of the game and covered the court. The second game they got a bit sloppy but they pulled out the win.”

Senior captain Piper Connors had four aces and seven kills. Junior Grace Beres added three aces, seven assists and two digs.

Decatur took a trip to Salisbury to battle top-seeded Bennett on Wednesday.

“The girls played very well tonight. Unfortunately, Bennett was the stronger team,” Patrick said after the Seahawks lost 25-15, 25-20 and 25-16.

Decatur junior Adriana Serpe had five kills and 12 assists. Sophomore Mae Purnell tallied six kills and junior captain Victoria Koslosky recorded seven digs. Connors added two aces, five kills and two digs. Beres had seven assists and five digs.

Decatur finished the season with a 13-5 record.

“This has been one of the best seasons I have seen for Decatur volleyball,” Patrick said. “We are only graduating Piper. While we will absolutely miss her leadership, skill and dedication, I am excited to have another season with the majority of this team. I hope to build on the success of this season next year.”

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