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Volleyball: Springstead stays unbeaten, tops West Port in four games

SPRING HILL — Undefeated Springstead and its first-year coach Tim Harris has their eyes set on state, and nothing seems to be standing in the Eagles' way.

Springstead defeated West Port in four games (25-15, 25-13, 17-25, 25-19) Tuesday night in a regular season tuneup for this weekend's Berkeley Prep Premier Tournament in Tampa.

The Eagles (6-0) cruised through the first two sets with their starters bullying West Port (5-5).

In the first game, Springstead was up 16-8 before the Wolf Pack closed the gap to 16-13. Harris called a timeout to regroup his team, and the Eagles went on a 9-2 run to close the game.

In the third game, Harris kept with his trend this season and inserted his bench. The home team dropped its lone set.

"They played well in Games 1 and 2, and we know we can do big things," Harris said. "I'm confident enough in my starters that we can drop one set and still win the (match)."

Led by the senior trio of Carly Wiggins (12 aces), Zoe Mannino (12 aces), and Megan Morrison (12 aces), the Eagles regrouped and capped off the match with a convincing final-set victory.

When Springstead travels to Berkeley Prep on Friday, there will be some of the best programs in the country in the brackets.

"Berkeley Prep is one of the top five tournaments in the country," Harris said. "This is going to be a good test for us."

Volleyball: Springstead stays unbeaten, tops West Port in four games 09/20/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:28pm]
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