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September 26, 2006 > FCS outlasts CSD in Fremont Derby

FCS outlasts CSD in Fremont Derby

by Biff Jones

Girl's Varsity Volleyball Eagles of California School for the Deaf (CSD) hosted the Warriors of Fremont Christian School (FCS) Wednesday, Sept 20th, on the CSD campus. Both teams were looking for their first win of the 2006 season.

CSD started out strong, winning the first game of the best-of-five match, 25-14, in the "rally scoring" format. Rally scoring means a point is won during all rallies, whether a team served or received the serve. First team to reach 25 points wins the game, but the game must be won by two or more points. If a fifth game is necessary, the first team to reach 15, by two points or more, wins the game and the match.

FCS got its team going in the second game as it won 25-17.  With the win, the momentum swung in the Warriors favor as they won the third game 25-18, and then closed out the Eagles with a 25-14 victory in the fourth game to win the match, 3 games to 1.

According to FCS head coach, Rick Rasay, leading the way for the Warriors were Anna Ottavis with 15 kills and Cindy Rutledge with about 25 assists.  In the final game, Lindsay Stanford closed out the Eagles with 7 consecutive serving aces.

Assistant coach, Dyan Kovacs of CSD had Arica Jones and Shayla Griffith with 5 kills and Lizzie Finley with 4.  Assist leader was Alexa Miller with 10, while Shara Winesburg had 8 digs on defense.  Melissa Jan Kielbus also had a good game with 4 very strong digs.

CSD traveled to Indiana School for the Deaf for the Spike-Out VII Tournament on Sept. 22nd and 23rd.  Results had not been received at press time.  Next home match for the Eagles will be the 26th at 5:30 p.m. against Liberty Baptist.

For FCS, the next home match will be this Friday, the 29th against Oakland Military on
the Fremont campus, 4760 Thornton Ave. at 4:45 p.m.

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