Make us your home page

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

5A-11 volleyball: Lakewood comes up big vs. Northeast

ST. PETERSBURG — Berkley Whaley had 14 kills and Taylor Whaley added 12 kills and six digs as Lakewood defeated Northeast 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 in the 5A-11 District final Thursday at Lakewood High School.

The Spartans will host a region quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

"I'm definitely proud of the squad as we had to play through some injuries," Lakewood coach Sean O'Flannery said. "We have a strong team and a well-balanced team. We needed everyone to contribute tonight."

Lakewood's height advantage proved to be difficult for the shorter Northeast team to overcome. Despite the size discrepancy, Northeast took early leads in each set before the Spartans' front line was able to take control.

Lakewood senior Lindsay Dodge led the defensive effort with four blocks.

"We were definitely trying to get some tips over and try to get them on the defensive a little bit," Northeast coach Lucas Wertz said. "We knew we were going to be facing a bigger team."

Teresa Leonard had 12 assists for the Vikings and Erin Hughes added 10 kills.

Lakewood def>> Northeast

25-16, 25-13, 25-21

5A-11 volleyball: Lakewood comes up big vs. Northeast 10/30/08 [Last modified: Sunday, November 2, 2008 3:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs-Bills: Social media reactions to the Bucs' 30-27 loss


    Here's a sampling of reactions from the media and fans to the Bucs' 30-27 loss Sunday at Buffalo:

    Buffalo Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka (4) is mobbed by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  2. Buccaneers-Bills: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay's 30-27 loss


    Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 30-27 loss at Buffalo on Sunday:


    Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) screams in jubilation after running for a first down late in the fourth quarter. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Bucs-Bills roundtable: Deonte Thompson's late catch spelled 'instant disaster' for Bucs


    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Adam Humphries' fumble led to the Bills' game-winning field goal in Tampa Bay's 30-27 loss Sunday at Buffalo. But the Bills' first play after the Bucs finally took the lead was almost as deadly.

    The Buffalo Bills' Deonte Thompson (10) catches a pass in front of Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes (24) during the first half. [AP photo]
  4. Bucs-Bills: Instant analysis from the Bucs' 30-27 loss


    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Here's the Tampa Bay Times' Bucs coverage team's instant analysis from the Bucs' 30-27 loss at Buffalo:


    Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano (58) intercepts a Jameis Winston (3) pass intended for tight end Cameron Brate (84) during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  5. Bucs overcome 11-point deficit, then allow game to slip away, 30-27, to Bills


    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — In less than a minute, a hard-fought win — and perhaps much more — slipped away from the Bucs, who gave up 10 points in the final four minutes and lost to the Bills, …

    Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) tries to turn the corner as Bucs outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) forces him out of bounds during the first half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]