Princess Anne, Kellam girls roll in region quarterfinals

The Princess Anne girls volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 win (25-8, 25-6, 25-13) against Warwick in Monday’s 5A South Region quarterfinals match at Salem High.

Abby Bottomley and Chika Osuchukwu led the Cavaliers’ offense, each recording eight kills. Junior setter Alyssa Presto notched 30 assists, while Ashley Burgess served five aces.

“The girls are on a mission right now,” Princess Anne coach Craig Dooren said after the win. “They’re not going to let down. When you put goals out in front of them that they want to accomplish, I don’t think anything is going to stop them.”

The Cavaliers advance to the region semifinals, where they’ll play Menchville at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Princess Anne High.

The winner of that match qualifies for the state tournament.

“We’ve been there before,” Dooren said. “I’m thinking that our experience will help us.”

Kellam soars to 3-0 win

The Kellam girls volleyball team continued its streak of dominance Monday with a 3-0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-9) win against Grassfield in a 6A South Region quarterfinal game at Kellam High.

“Everybody played well,” Knights assistant coach Chuck Lewis said. “Everybody stayed healthy, which is huge this time of year.”

Knights setter Lauren Baumgardner had 27 assists. Anna Salasky led all hitters with 10 kills, while Allison Clark added seven kills. Defensively, Tori Morris had six blocks, while libero Savannah Marshall registered 27 digs.

Kellam’s top outside hitter, Katie Piper, saw action for the first time in three weeks after sitting out with an ankle injury.

The Knights will play Colonial Forge in the region semifinals at home on Wednesday.

 

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