Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

2A volleyball: Tampa Prep hardly breaks sweat in win

TAMPA — After losing its district final, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic knew it would have a tough match with Tampa Prep. It took the Terrapins 45 minutes Wednesday to sweep the Crimson Hawks, 25-4, 25-7, 25-4.

"We play tough matches during the regular season to get to this point," Terrapins coach Mike Flynn said.

Riding the serves of Megan Aschenbrenner, Lauren Shelmon and Caroline Dillabough, the Terrapins used 11 aces to control the first game. They strung together runs of five, 12 and five to pound the Crimson Hawks into submission.

In the second game the Crimson Hawks took their only lead of the night at 2-0 before Savannah Cantrell, Katie Krueger and Latora Lofgren took control at the net, forcing Santa Fe into hitting errors.

"The girls keep themselves focused," Flynn said. "They want a state championship and know at the end of the road it takes a lot of hard work."

The third game was more of the same as Aschenbrenner and Ericka McGriff used strong serves to disrupt the Crimson Hawks' rhythm.

"It takes discipline and focus in a match like tonight," Flynn said. "Our other matches won't be like that."

Tampa Prep d>> Santa Fe Cath>>


25-4, 25-7, 25-4

2A volleyball: Tampa Prep hardly breaks sweat in win 11/04/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 10:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs could run into their nemesis

    Bucs

    Greg Auman finishes wrapping up the Bucs' win against the Chicago Bears and looks ahead to Sunday's game at Minnesota, where Tampa Bay could run into nemesis Case Keenum, in our latest Cannon Fodder …

    Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) sacks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum (17) during a 2016 game. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  2. Strange case: Bucs could face nemesis Case Keenum again

    Bucs

    Who, you might wonder, will be the first NFL quarterback to beat Jameis Winston three times?

    Case Keenum of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass in the first half Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. [Getty Images]
  3. USF men's basketball gets off lightly with NCAA

    College

    Former USF men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua, center, with former assistants Oliver Antigua, left, and Rod Strickland during a game at the Sun Dome on Nov. 9, 2015. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  4. Adam Foote, left, said there have been a few eye-opening moments in his first NHL training camp, but is feeling more comfortable every day.
  5. Toledo feels like a second season opener for Miami Hurricanes

    Blogs

    LAKE BUENA VISTA - The schedule says Week 4, but it sure doesn't feel that way for the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes.

    The Miami Hurricanes suit up for practice Tuesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex