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2A-10 volleyball: Indian Rocks, Tampa Prep ready for rematch

LARGO — If Indian Rocks Christian and Tampa Prep were looking past their semifinal foes at the Class 2A, District 10 tournament, it didn't show Tuesday night.

Each was focused. Each was composed. And, consequently, each rolled.

In the opener, top-seeded Tampa Prep defeated Bishop McLaughlin 25-6, 25-12, 25-12. Later, second-seeded IRC trounced Calvary Christian by a similarly dominant 25-13, 25-11, 25-10 score to set up a Thursday night final in Largo between the area powers.

"They're probably our biggest rival," IRC outside hitter Marisa Moralobo said.

Tampa Prep (13-10) has won six straight over the Golden Eagles, including both matches this season. One of them went five games; the other went four.

IRC (16-10) last beat the Terrapins in 2007.

That season, it won the series 3-1 and also won the district.

"It's going to be a tough one," Tampa Prep coach Mike Flynn said. "They see Tampa Prep and they really get motivated."

In its win Tuesday, Tampa Prep was led by hitters Savannah Cantrell and Latora Lofgren, who had nine kills each. Setter Caroline Dillabough contributed 26 assists.

"We played fine," Flynn said. "Anytime you want to win a state championship, you're motivated every single time you play."

Middle hitter Madison Loebel paced IRC with 11 kills and three blocks, Moralobo had nine kills and eight digs, and setter Rachael Jones tallied 27 assists.

"We definitely did what we had to do," IRC coach Mark Foster said.

IRC def>> Calvary Chr>>

25-13, 25-11, 25-10

2A-10 volleyball: Indian Rocks, Tampa Prep ready for rematch 10/28/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:46pm]
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