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2A-9 volleyball: IRC heads to third straight final

TAMPA — Indian Rocks Christian earned the right to play in its third consecutive Class 2A, District 9 final by sweeping Calvary Christian 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 Tuesday.

The match featured back and forth scoring, but the Golden Eagles finished on a 6-0 run to capture the first game and some momentum. It seemed Indian Rocks started Game 2 where it left off, but Calvary Christian made sure the Golden Eagles earned the win. Led by outside hitter Shannon O'Donell, the Warriors came back and took a brief lead, but Indian Rocks showed its mettle as it escaped with a two games to none lead.

"We got very complacent with that big lead and became single-minded offensively," Indian Rocks coach Mark Foster said. "Calvary was able to adjust to that and they capitalized on our mistakes as a result."

Kenzie Reynolds led Indian Rocks with 13 kills and 19 digs, and superb net play by Madison Loebel and Marisa Moralobo sealed the win.

Tampa Prep completed the other half to Thursday's district final matchup, as it defeated Bishop McLaughlin 25-9, 25-10, 25-10.

From the opening serve, the Hurricanes executed poorly, resulting in a large Tampa Prep lead early. The Terrapins' play resembled just the opposite. Dana Malinowski and Ericka McGriff overpowered Bishop McLaughlin's defenders, each finishing with 10 kills at the net. Caroline Dillabough also had 29 assists.

2A-9 volleyball: IRC heads to third straight final 10/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:07pm]
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