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NAPLES — Cambridge became a believer in lost causes Wednesday night.
The Lancers rallied from a 2-0 hole against Seacrest Country Day (25-3) and won a five-set decision, 10-25, 14-25, 25-17, 25-22, 15-10. Amber Rubright had 16 kills and 11 blocks for the Lancers. Olivia Yeager added 14 kills and 11 blocks.
“We mounted what we call a ‘Cambridge comeback,’ ” said coach Dave Wolcott. “We have a good belief system that you’re never down until you’re out. We showed some tremendous fundamentals. Seacrest is a great team, and it’s always fun to play a talented team because it brings out the best in you.”
In the deciding set, Cambridge emerged from an 8-all tie with six straight points.
“We let fundamentals slip away early in the game, and it cost us,” Wolcott said. “We showed a lot of ugliness in the first two sets, and it was mostly from our own rendering. We had to rally together a little to get back into it. It took a lot of hustle and teamwork and fundamentals to win this one.”
Cambridge (19-10) next faces Canterbury, which beat the Lancers in the district final a week ago.
“They’re our biggest rival, so we always love playing them,” Wolcott said.