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Loss ends Mustangs season

CLASS 2A

Northside Christian's second trip to Canterbury School in little more than a month wasn't as successful as the first.

The Mustangs visited for the Canterbury Tournament, beating the host for the championship.

But there was a big difference in the Cougars in the region quarterfinals. Senior outside hitter Brooke Youngquist, who missed the Canterbury tourney and several other matches with a sprained ankle, led the Cougars to a 25-14, 25-11, 25-21 victory over the Mustangs.

Canterbury plays Saturday at Berkeley Prep (28-3), the state's top-ranked team.

Canterbury (24-6) had its way in the first two games of the Northside Christian match. The Mustangs (18-12) didn't lead until the final game, 2-1. They built the advantage to 10-4 before the Cougars came roaring back.

A Youngquist ace tied the game at 11, then she proceeded to score four consecutive points to put Canterbury up for good.

Youngquist finished with 20 kills, six aces and 27 digs. Senior Sarah Jacobs produced 12 kills and 16 digs, and senior Lauren Harris had 39 assists.

The Mustangs and Cougars moved up to Class 2A this season. Canterbury, winner of the past three Class A state titles, knows capturing another won't be easy.

Berkeley Prep and No. 2 Tampa Prep, the latter the likely opponent in the finals, are perennial powerhouses who routinely beat the state's biggest schools.

_ FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS

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