LAKELAND — Lakeland earned the first trip in school history to the regional semi-finals after a 25-6, 25-14, 25-22 victory over Sickles on Tuesday.
The senior-laden Dreadnaughts scored the first six points as they won the first game handily.
"We were just overmatched tonight," Gryphons coach Rob Brashear said. "We gave it a good run in the last game."
The Gryphons (8-6) led the second game 9-4 behind two kills each by Natalia Ortiz and Tori Holmes. They built a 10-7 lead before the Dreadnaughts used outside hitters Krista Andersen and Hope Andreadis to score the next 12 points and take a 19-10 lead.
Setter Lauren Andersen had the game-clinching kill as she just got the ball over the net for the point.
In the third game Sickles led early before Lakeland caught up and jumped out to a seemingly safe lead at 24-17 before Ortiz's five straight service points cut the lead to 24-22.
But Krista Andersen finished the match off with a kill to the far side of the net.
Krista Andersen led with 27 kills with Andreadis adding eight kills and middle blocker Brianne Holland chipping in with three.