South River Volleyball Falls to Severna Park in Regional Semis

The Severna Park volleyball team defeated the Seahawks in four sets.

South River's volleyball team ended its run for a state championship Wednesday night as they fell to Severna Park High in four sets. 

The Seahawks volleyball team defeated Severna Park in four sets during the regular season, but the tables turned on them Wednesday night as the they lost to the Falcons, ending their run towards a state title.

Falling in four sets—25-17, 24-26, 25-18, 25-18—South River couldn't overcome some big rallies by the Falcons in the third and fourth sets.

South River lost the first set but won the second, 26-24, and then pushed hard again in the third. 

“Severna Park led 23-19, then South River caught fire and outscored Severna Park 7-1 to tie the match at one set apiece,” said Severna Park head coach Tim Dunbar in an email to Patch. 

South River led 17-16 in the third set, but their momentum was quickly squashed thanks to a six-point Falcon run that started and ended with a kill and contained three consecutive blocks for points.

Dunbar said the fourth and final set was close in the beginning, but Severna Park eventually pulled away for a 25-18 victory. 

South River ends their season with an impressive 11-5 record. Next year, they'll look to be highly competitive again as the team brings back 10 of their 15 players from this season, including both of their setters—Siena Manoogian and Rachel Pierson.

Do you know girls on the team? Send them a congrats in the comments below for a great season! 


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