When a volleyball team has lost only one game all season and homecoming nears, it sometimes begins to lose focus. That's been the case this week at Calvert, Coach David Redden said of his undefeated and sixth-ranked Cavaliers.
Redden, however, expects the enthusiasm to return by Tuesday, when Calvert takes on county rival and seventh-ranked Huntingtown. Last season, the Cavaliers dropped the first two games against the Hurricanes but battled back to win the match, taking the fifth game, 16-14. Calvert also got the best of Huntingtown in a best-of-three tournament match -- which doesn't count toward either team's record -- at the North Caroline tournament on Oct. 1.
"I expect to see the same thing we saw from [Huntingtown] at the tournament, just an all-around good team," Redden said. "A team that wants to win and expects to win. They're not a carbon copy of our team but they're a team that comes at you and goes at you the entire time."
Leading Calvert (10-0, 9-0 SMAC) has been junior setter Sarah Cobaugh (23 assists per match) and senior All-Met middle hitter Whitney Johnson (10 kills per match).
-- Daniel Lyght