Senior middle hitter Katia Bratishko had 22 kills and five blocks, and senior setter Sarah Ball had 26 assists as visiting Flint Hill defeated Madeira, 25-19, 20-25, 25-14, 25-22, to capture the Independent School League's A division volleyball title yesterday in McLean.
The Huskies (14-0) finished 6-0 in the division in the program's third year.
"Today we were able to accomplish one of our team goals, which was to win our division," Coach Carrol Anderson said. "But we're not satisfied, we still have the ISL tournament left and the state tournament."
Flint Hill will play the AA division's reigning champion, Maret, which is also undefeated in ISL play, tomorrow with the top seed in the ISL tournament on the line.
"We've beaten every upper division team except Maret; we're looking forward to the challenge," Anderson said. "We're the new challenger, we're a lower division team. To be able to go undefeated in the ISL so far is a great testament to how hard our girls have worked this season."
Senior setter Amanda Kramps fed outside hitters Kaitlin Straiter and Sarah Fillmore as the Gaithersburg volleyball team handed No. 2 Magruder its first loss of the season, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 26-24.
The victory gave Gaithersburg (12-0) its fifth straight Montgomery County White division championship; the Trojans now need a win against Richard Montgomery today to clinch the top seed in the upcoming Maryland 4A West Region playoffs.
Magruder fell to 11-1.
Westfield Holds On
Junior outside hitter Caitlin Goodman had 19 kills as No. 3 Westfield outlasted visiting Herndon, 20-25, 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 15-9, in a Virginia AAA Concorde District volleyball game on senior night.
With the top seed in the district tournament at stake, the Bulldogs (18-1, 5-0) went to five games for the first time all season.
Junior setter Kim Corcoran served six straight points to start the fifth game for Westfield. Herndon fell to 11-3, 3-2.
-- Jon Goldberg