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A volleyball: Cambridge runs out of comebacks

MERRITT ISLAND — All season, Cambridge Christian found a way to come back at the most crucial of times.

But Merritt Island Christian ended Cambridge's bid to reach the state tournament with a 25-18, 25-9, 17-25, 25-20 victory Saturday.

"We've come back all season," Lancers coach Dave Walcott said. "We just couldn't get the ball on the floor."

After dropping the first two games, the Lancers regrouped to take the third, but could not hold an early lead in the fourth. Merritt Island Christian (21-4) advanced to state for the third consecutive season. Junior Amber Rubright and sophomore Olivia Yeager each had seven kills to lead the Lancers (18-12). Senior outside hitter Kirby Matthews had 10 digs and three aces. Senior middle hitter Melissa Olsson had six kills.

"We weren't supposed to get this far, but our teamwork on our team was amazing," senior setter Ashley Rubright said.

Carl Kotala, Special to the Times

Merritt Island Chr>> d>> Cambridge


25-18, 25-9, 17-25, 25-20

School def>> School

A volleyball: Cambridge runs out of comebacks 11/14/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:51pm]
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