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)

A-9 volleyball: Keswick lets lead slip away; Canterbury to face Cambridge

ST. PETERSBURG — Cambridge coach Dave Wolcott stressed all season the importance of stringing together back-to-back points.

The Lancers heeded their coach's advice at a pivotal moment in Tuesday's Class A, District 9 semifinals against host Keswick Christian.

After splitting the first two games, the Lancers rallied from a huge deficit in the third game and held off match point three times to win 26-24. It was the boost Cambridge needed in a 25-17, 19-25, 26-24, 25-19 victory.

"Our senior leadership came through and helped us not lose the little points that we needed to win," Wolcott said.

Ashley Rubright led the Lancers (16-10) with key passes to help set up teammate Melissa Olsson down the stretch.

"Cambridge's experience showed at the right times and we just didn't have enough to close things out when we needed to," said Crusaders coach Karrmayne King, whose team finished 15-11.

The Lancers will face Canterbury in Thursday's final.

The Crusaders swept Lakeside Christian 25-18, 25-12, 25-19 in the other semifinal.

"We played well in two matches last week, but we didn't come in with the same intensity," Canterbury coach John Milkovich said.

Mansie Hough led the Crusaders (20-5) with 10 kills and eight digs. The Lions dropped to 15-4.

Cambridge def>> Keswick Chr>>

25-17, 19-25, 26-24, 25-19

A-9 volleyball: Keswick lets lead slip away; Canterbury to face Cambridge 10/28/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:46am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays send down Chase Whitley, Andrew Kittredge; add Chih-Wei Hu, acitvate Alex Cobb


    After having to cover more than five innings following a short start by Austin Pruitt, the Rays shuffled their bullpen following Wednesday's game, sending down RHPs Chase Whitley and Andrew Kittredge,

    The Kittredge move was expected, as he was summoned to add depth to the pen Wednesday in advance of RHP Alex …

  2. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred moves closer to wanting a decision on Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred called Wednesday for urgency from Tampa Bay area government leaders to prioritize and move quicker on plans for a new Rays stadium.

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with reporters at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Blue Jays game

    The Heater

    The Austin Pruitt experiment might be over, or at least put on pause. After allowing six runs over seven innings to Seattle on Friday, the rookie didn't get through the fourth Wednesday, giving up five runs on four homers. His ERA for past six starts: 5.29.

  4. Six home runs doom Rays in loss to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — A curve that didn't bounce was the difference Wednesday as the Rays lost 7-6 to the Blue Jays in front of 8,264, the smallest Tropicana field crowd since Sept. 5, 2006.

    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) greets center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) at the plate after his two run home run in the third inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
  5. Jones: Stop talking and start building a new Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was good to see Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, talking Rays baseball and the hope for a new stadium somewhere in Tampa Bay.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred is popular with the media on a visit to Tropicana Field.