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Marauders stave off Barons in four games

Host Clearwater Central Catholic survived 10 set points and rallied to defeat St. Petersburg Catholic, 22-25, 27-25, 25-15, 26-24 on Tuesday.

Leading two sets to one, the Marauders (7-4) trailed 24-14 in the fourth set before scoring the final 12 points behind the serve of Lizzy Ignac to clinch the win.

After a timeout at set point, CCC coach Fabien Ardila called his team together.

"I told them if we just play our game we can still pull it out," Ardila said. "Our girls just came through and never gave up."

Katie Ignac set her sister up for most of Lizzy Ignac's 15 kills, several of which came during the final rally.

"That was the most exciting game we've ever had," Ardila said.

PALM HARBOR U. 3, GIBBS 0: The Hurricanes (11-0) defeated the host Gladiators 25-22, 25-8, 25-18. Stephanie Miller and Stephanie Croyle combined for 26 assists in the win, and Christine Tan added 11 digs and eight kills.

TARPON SPRINGS 3, RIDGEWOOD 0: The Spongers didn't play one of their better matches, but were still strong enough to top the visiting Rams 25-23, 25-23, 25-22. Kristin Bowen had 11 kills and 11 digs to lead Tarpon Springs to its fifth straight district win. Hannah Cortez had 21 assists, and Alycia Spann added 10 digs.

KESWICK CHR. 3, LAKESIDE CHR. 2: Valerie Dalton had a big night blocking as the Crusaders survived a scare from the host Lions to win 25-21, 21-25, 24-26, 25-9, 15-12.

EAST LAKE 3, LARGO 1: The Eagles (8-3) were led by Kayla Radics and her 20 kills, combined with Lauren Hill's 25 digs in a 25-18, 19-25, 25-17, 25-21 victory over the host Packers (8-3).

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