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Chiefland claims season opening tourney

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By Steve Jarboe

Chiefland’s Lady Indians came out on top when the four Levy County ladies’ volleyball teams met last Thursday in the season kickoff.
The winner was determined in a round robin as the winner was determined from the best of three games.
The Lady Indians were pitted against the Williston Lady Red Devils and the Cedar Key Lady Sharks faced the Bronson Lady Eagles.
The Lady Red Devils started strong in game one. Haley Beckham spread five kill shots and Chelsea Dola played a strong game at the net as the Lady Red Devils took game one 25-16.
Game two was a much tighter contest as Lady Indian Taylore Fuller took over on the court to lead the Lady Indians to an overtime win 26-24. This pulled the teams even in the best of three match.
It was again Fuller who took over in the third game that was tied at 11-11. Fuller scored the last four points in the deciding game when she lifted a perfectly placed lob over the net, sending the Lady Indians to the championship round 15-11.
In the second match of the tournament, the Bronson Lady Eagles took charge of the over-matched Lady Sharks, winning the match in two straight games 25-19 and 25-12. The Lady Sharks were down 24-11 in game one but came roaring back with eight straight points before an out-of-bounds serve ended the game with the Lady Eagles winning 25-19.
In the matches that followed in the loser’s bracket, the Williston Lady Red Devils wasted little time in downing the Cedar Key Lady Sharks 25-3 and 25-7. Anna Pallone and Sarah Domenico were the only two Lady Red Devils who served in the first game of the match. Domenico served the Lady Devils to a 13-1 lead before Pallone finished the game from 13-3 to 25-3.
In the championship match, the Chiefland Lady Indians squared off against the Bronson Lady Eagles.
The Lady Indians took the Levy County Championship in two quick wins over the Bronson Lady Eagles.