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County roundup: PHU volleyball wins 7th straight, goes to 3-0 in district

The Palm Harbor University volleyball team is on a hot streak.

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Behind the strong play of outside hitter Chelsea King and setter Cassie Wilkinson, the Hurricanes defeated North Port 25-23, 25-15, 25-7 in a district match on the road Thursday night to earn their seventh straight victory.

"It keeps us undefeated in districts," Hurricanes coach Tara Kuk said. "It's good to be 3-0 in the district."

King led PHU (9-2) in aces with three; Wilkinson was tops in assists with 23.

"We kept playing better as the match progressed," Kuk said.

Clearwater def.

Tarpon Springs

25-16, 25-11, 25-17

At Tarpon Springs, outside hitter Kelsey Souto had 11 kills and three aces to power the Tornadoes past the Spongers in a district match.

The Tornadoes (7-2, 4-1) own a four-match winning streak.

Middle hitter Leah Mitchell added eight kills and two aces while setter Kahley Patrick contributed 34 assists.

"Our ball control was very good, as was our decision-making by the setter," Clearwater coach Joe Dixon said.

Indian Rocks Chr. def.

Calvary Christian

25-13, 25-17, 25-12

At Indian Rocks, the Golden Eagles improved to 10-7 with a comfortable three-set win over their district rival.

Outside hitter Marisa Moralobo led Indian Rocks with 15 digs and nine kills.

Libero Michelle Brown added 16 digs and four aces.

Indian Rocks, which has won two of its past three matches, plays host to Tampa Prep next Tuesday.

"That's a huge district match for us," Golden Eagles coach Mark Foster said.

Lakewood def.

Lakewood Ranch

23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-14, 15-11

At Lakewood, the Spartans improved to 10-6 with a thrilling five-set district win.

Outside hitter Berkley Whaley led Lakewood with a team-high 19 kills. Middle hitter Lindsay Dodge contributed 13 kills and three blocks.

Lakewood is 3-2 in the district.

"We have four freshmen and a sophomore that are regular players in our lineup," Lakewood Sean O'Flannery said. "It was nice that they could finally keep a lead."

Seminole def. Dunedin

25-16, 25-21, 25-16

At Seminole, the Warhawks got strong play from middle blocker Marissa Lisenbee and won in straight sets to move to 9-4 overall, 3-2 in district play.

Lisenbee, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, had 12 kills, four digs and two blocks.

Outside hitter Jordan Murphy added nine kills, four digs and two aces while outside hitter Jenna Kirkwood contributed eight kills, five digs and four aces.

Boys golf

Northeast 155,

Lakewood 188

At Mangrove Bay, the Vikings moved to 11-6 behind the play of freshman Kyle Kubala, who fired even-par 36.

The score is Kubala's second best this season. He shot 35 last week in a match.

Sophomore Ryan Mosley added 37 for Northeast.

In their past eight matches, the Vikings have shot no worse than 160.

Girls golf

PHU 189, East Lake 190,

Osceola 190

At Mangrove Bay, Jasmine Wade of Palm Harbor University shared medalist honors by shooting even-par 36 to lead the Hurricanes to a one-stroke victory.

Shane Crutchfield of St. Petersburg also fired 36.

Justine Knox, competing as an individual for Dunedin, had 37. Osceola's Alexandra Franzese shot 40.

Rounding out the team scores were Countryside at 205, St. Petersburg at 220 and Clearwater at 240.

County roundup: PHU volleyball wins 7th straight, goes to 3-0 in district 10/01/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 1, 2009 11:44pm]
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