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4A volleyball: Bishop Moore ousts Hudson

Hudson’s Jessica Imbimbo reaches for the ball against Orlando Bishop Moore. The Cobras led in the first two games, but could never close them out.

LANCE ARAM ROTHSTEIN | Times

Hudson’s Jessica Imbimbo reaches for the ball against Orlando Bishop Moore. The Cobras led in the first two games, but could never close them out.

HUDSON — The most impressive display inside Hudson's gymnasium was the huge fake can of Raid meant for killing off the Orlando Bishop Moore Hornets. Made of construction paper, the can stood as high as a basketball net and even sprayed a huge cloud of … something.

Whatever was in that cloud, it didn't faze the Hornets.

Bishop Moore shrugged off the mostly red-clad stands and raucous student section, cruising to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-14 sweep of in a Class 4A region semifinal Tuesday. Bishop Moore (23-7) earned a second straight region final berth while Hudson's season ends.

"We didn't get any rhythm and when we did it was only for a little bit," Cobras coach Linda McQuade said. "…Once we made a mistake we fell into that."

The Cobras (21-8) led in the first two games, going up 7-1 in Game 2. But each time, Bishop Moore had the weapons to answer.

Hornet sophomores Madison Monserez and Denise Dearman led the way, combining for 23 kills and five aces.

The Hornets took the lead for good in Game 1 on a block by freshman Anna Lausberg to go up 12-11 before outscoring the Cobras 13-4 the rest of the way.

In Game 2, Hudson led by six then was outscored 14-8 and lost the lead on a kill by Monserez for a 15-14 lead, which seemed to break Hudson. Bishop Moore finished by outscoring Hudson 10-4.

Then in Game 3, Bishop Moore cruised to a 7-0 lead when McQuade called her second and final timeout. The Cobras climbed within one on a kill by junior Shannon Zasloff to make it 12-11. Hudson only scored three points the rest of the match.

"I don't think it was easy," Bishop Moore coach Piper Morgan said. "We knew Hudson was going to be a good team. …We were able to run our right side a lot, which really made a difference."

Hudson returns 13 players next season and loses just two.

"The girls did a really good job this year," McQuade said. "They came out of nowhere and really played hard for us. They exceeded all their expectations."

Bishop Moore def>> Hudson
25-15, 25-18, 25-14

4A volleyball: Bishop Moore ousts Hudson 11/11/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:32pm]
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