CLEARWATER — After battling through a rebuilding season last year, albeit one that ended in the district playoffs, Clearwater is shooting for what Osceola achieved in 2014 — a state tournament berth.The Tornadoes took their first step toward that goal Tuesday night by knocking off Osceola in straight sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-9, a win with added meaning as the Warriors (now 0-2) join Clearwater in Class 6A, District 9 this year."I don't think we've been to states in a few years, and I have to give it to the seniors (Ashley Golden, Erin O'Brien and Carly Daniel) for really making this team work hard toward that goal," Clearwater coach and Tornadoes alum Katy Rice said.Beyond the victory, Clearwater showed some midseason form in its season opener. Communication was strong, the team exploited Osceola's defensive weak spots and, most important, all 11 on the roster contributed."This is a coach's dream to have a full team that can play," Rice said. "Using so many subs usually breaks up the chemistry of a team but it seems like when everybody is playing it comes together more. Everybody stays focused."And fresh players contributed to a third-set explosion that Rice found "amazing. I didn't expect that but I did expect us to win."After several fortunate shots in the first set gave Clearwater early momentum, libero Golden turned it on in the third. Several dazzling digs contributed to a 14-3 run and a runaway win."A few good digs, a few good plays gets everyone going, especially when the front row is as aggressive as it was (Tuesday)," said Golden, returning to form after a broken ankle last season.Juniors Rachel Pohl and Cheyann Williamson were key up front and sophomore Kelsea Smart contributed three crucial kills and served 14 points including four aces."We're a really deep team with a lot of talent," Smart said. "I'm so excited to see what this season will bring."