TAMPA — As if Robinson didn't already have its hands full in Saturday's Class 6A state semifinal against Orlando Bishop Moore, the Knights were dealt a big blow when senior starting middle hitter Jada Flanegan fractured her tibia in warmups. That left a big hole to fill, and despite their best effort the Knights could not get past the Hornets. Bishop Moore advanced to Saturday's state final with a 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 25-12 win.This is the third straight year Bishop Moore (23-7) has ended Robinson's season. If there is any consolation, this year's match was not a sweep, unlike the previous two years."Right out of the gate the team spirit was kind of shaky," first-year Robinson coach Ashley Johnson said. "It was hard to start the game that way. Our game plan was to try to block them and with one of our top hitters down, we couldn't make up for that."The Knights (26-8) did not play as if they were short-handed, at least not in the first three sets. Both teams traded points in the first game and Robinson led 21-10 late. But the Hornets scored four straight points on kills from Marlie Monserez and Cameron Scheitzach and two blocks from Elizabeth Brown to pull away. A Monserez kill ended the game. She ended the match with 21 kills.The second game had the same back-and-forth as the first. It was tied 13-13 when Robinson scored four of the next five points to get some breathing room. Christiana Rolack had a block and a kill in that run. The Hornets could only get as close as three points and the game ended on an errant kill attempt by Bishop Moore."I definitely knew it wasn't going to be easy, but after we won that game I thought we were going to win it," junior outside hitter Kristin Werdine said. "We were feeling pretty good."The third set had 12 ties overall and neither team could break away. Robinson took a 23-22 lead on a service error and looked to be poised to take a lead. But the Hornets scored the final three points to close out the game and take a 2-1 lead. That seemed to take the steam out of Robinson.Bishop Moore started the fourth game on a 10-1 run and the Knights were unable to get much closer. Monserez had seven kills in the game and Claire Meier added five, including one on the final point."We make it to this spot every year and I really wanted to push them over the edge," Johnson said. "I'm kind of disappointed in myself that we couldn't do that. But that's just something to work toward next year."Freshman Mila Yarich led the Knights with 11 kills. Werdine added eight. With a player down before the match even started, Rolack said the team tried to rally."We had to think about the bigger picture," she said. "What would she want us to do? She would want us to work hard. Our goal from the first day was to go to states. So I kept that in the back of my mind. We're still in it, even though she's down. That's our motivation."