Leonardtown's volleyball team won for the fifth time in its past six matches, defeating host Great Mills, 15-2, 15-9, 15-11, Friday night in a Maryland 3A South Region first-round game.
The Raiders (8-7) got eight kills and four block-kills from freshman Stefani Stone, and junior Nicole Demmick had six kills, four block-kills and seven aces. Junior Meagan Shutty added four kills and four aces and junior reserve Sara Schumacker had five kills.
"In the [third] game, we got into trouble with serving and let [Great Mills] back into the game," Leonardtown Coach Shirley Geisbert said. "We had a lapse of focus. . . . But we've worked hard in practice on a few things, and by clearing up our rough edges, I think the girls played very well."
Leonardtown will host La Plata at 5 p.m. Monday in a regional quarterfinal.
CHOPTICON OVER WESTLAKE: Jessica Ritchey had 18 kills as the Braves defeated the host Wolverines, 15-5, 16-14, 15-13, in a Maryland 3A South first-round game Friday. Chopticon (10-5) will play in the quarterfinals at No. 2 Calvert at 5 p.m. Monday.
Chopticon, which took Calvert to five sets in a match last month, rallied from a 12-8 deficit in the second set and a 13-0 hole in the third set. Christina Taylor served the final six points of the second game.
THOMAS STONE-WESTLAKE SOCCER: The Cougars' and Wolverines' boys and girls soccer teams played their Maryland 3A South Region semifinal matches Saturday, after the deadline for this edition of Southern Maryland Extra. The results of the games and coverage of Tuesday's regional championship games will be included in Thursday's Extra.