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  • Padua volleyball repeats; defeat Tower Hill 3-0

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  • Padua volleyball entered the 2013 season as the defending champs, with many believing they had the team capable of doing it again. On Monday afternoon, they got their chance against Tower Hill in the DIAA volleyball state championship held at the Bob Carpenter Center.
    While it wasn’t as easy as the 3-0 sweep may seem on paper, the Padua Pandas repeated as state champions winning 28-26, 25-13, and 25-23.
    Padua came out of the gates hot, taking a big early lead in the first set of the championship. Tower Hill called a time-out to try and gather themselves, and it worked. The Hillers were able to make a furious come-back in the first set coming within 2-points of the lead. However, Padua was able to hold them off and take the first set 28-26 to take a 1-0 lead.
    Seemingly deflated by what occurred in the first set, the Hillers came out flat in the second. Padua took full advantage winning the third set 25-13.
    With the championship on the line Tower Hill was able to muster another solid effort in the third set but once again they were thwarted with solid net play from Padua. Jennifer Borio, Allyson Jennings and Stephanie Annone made the difference for the Pandas, combining for 31 kills Monday night.
    Sarah Cushing, Haley Baker, Sarah Wiley and Alison Frey combined for 43 digs and 40 assists to help lead Padua past Tower Hill.
    St. Mark’s clinched third place on Monday night, defeating Concord 3-1.
    Padua volleyball entered the 2013 season as the defending champs, with many believing they had the team capable of doing it again. On Monday afternoon, they got their chance against Tower Hill in the DIAA volleyball state championship held at the Bob Carpenter Center.
    While it wasn’t as easy as the 3-0 sweep may seem on paper, the Padua Pandas repeated as state champions winning 28-26, 25-13, and 25-23.
    Padua came out of the gates hot, taking a big early lead in the first set of the championship. Tower Hill called a time-out to try and gather themselves, and it worked. The Hillers were able to make a furious come-back in the first set coming within 2-points of the lead. However, Padua was able to hold them off and take the first set 28-26 to take a 1-0 lead.
    Seemingly deflated by what occurred in the first set, the Hillers came out flat in the second. Padua took full advantage winning the third set 25-13.
    With the championship on the line Tower Hill was able to muster another solid effort in the third set but once again they were thwarted with solid net play from Padua. Jennifer Borio, Allyson Jennings and Stephanie Annone made the difference for the Pandas, combining for 31 kills Monday night.
    Page 2 of 2 - Sarah Cushing, Haley Baker, Sarah Wiley and Alison Frey combined for 43 digs and 40 assists to help lead Padua past Tower Hill.
    St. Mark’s clinched third place on Monday night, defeating Concord 3-1.

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