North Suncoast roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 25

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Tue. September 25, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Volleyball
Fivay def. Anclote (18-25, 26-24, 25-7, 16-25, 15-8):
The Falcons withstood an assault from Anclote to eke out a five-game victory. The win lifts Fivay to an 11-2 record and is a nice recovery from a five-game loss to Wiregrass Ranch last week. Tuesday’s triumph was the first five-game win of the season for Fivay, which entered the night having dropped only six games all year. The Sharks (9-5) fall out of a tie for the top spot in Class 5A, District 8 with their first district defeat.

Tarpon Springs def. Land O’Lakes (25-14, 25-2, 25-14): The Gators remained winless in district play. Land O’Lakes (1-8) struggled in the second game and couldn’t recover, dropping its seventh match in a row after a 3-1 victory over Gulf this month. The Spongers (13-1) remain perfect in 6A-10, with two 3-0 wins coming against the Gators.

Mitchell def. Sunlake (25-22, 25-19, 25-13): The Mustangs (11-3) tinkered with their lineups and emptied their bench in a victory over the Seahawks (0-8) in a Class 6A, District 10 contest. Senior outside hitter Karly Dampier recorded four aces in two games, and Keysha Pagan’s digs helped Mitchell improve to 4-1 in the district with its second consecutive victory.

By the numbers
7 Wins (and one loss) for Zephyrhills’ girls after the Bulldogs’ 203-216 win over Gulf. All four players shot 53 or better, including sophomore Angela Williams (48) and junior Sydney Owens (50)
8 Wins in a row for Ridgewood’s volleyball team after the Rams knocked off Zephyrhills, 25-18, 25-23, 25-13. Mary Kujak and the Rams (9-1) remain atop the standings in Class 5A, District 8
31 Margin of victory in Wiregrass Ranch’s girls golf 194-225 victory over Fivay. The Bulls’ Heather Muse had the low round with 42
39 The average round for River Ridge’s boys golf team, which improved to 10-1 with a 174-156 win over Hudson (3-8). Sophomore Michael Dodson shot 39 for the Royal Knights, and Mitchell Campbell carded the same score to lead Hudson in the defeat
40 The score carded by Wiregrass Ranch senior Matthew Prenderville in the Bulls’ boys team’s 177-193 victory over Fivay
46 The highest round for Wesley Chapel in the team’s impressive 170-192 win over Academy at the Lakes

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Standout players from Tuesday night
Noah Fleck, Wesley Chapel: The junior boys golfer had one of the day’s top rounds, shooting 39 in his team’s 170-192 win over Academy at the Lakes.

Michael Stewart, River Ridge: The sophomore boys golfer finished with 36 — Tuesday’s best round — in his team’s 156-174 triumph over Hudson.

Jessika Hester, Mitchell: The senior outside hitter showed why she’s one of the North Suncoast’s top talents with 12 kills in 21/2 games. Her past eight kills came on only 10 swings.

If there’s an athlete you think should be nominated, email us at hometeam@tampabay.com.

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