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South Boston News / November 01, 2017

On Saturday, the Park View varsityvolleyball squad traveled to Southampton High School to participate in the 2017 Tri-Rivers District volleyball tournament. The top four teams in the district were invited to participate and the Park View team was the second seed in the field.

In the first match PV squared off against the Franklin Broncos. The Lady Dragons handed the Broncos a pretty good thumping and won the match three games to none. In the second game for Park View, they faced off against the undefeated Lady Indians of Southampton who had earlier dispatched the Lady Dukes of Windsor by a 3-0 margin as well.

Game one of what was to be a furiously contested match illustrated why these were two teams were seeded number 1 and 2 in the district. The Southampton Lady Eagles started strong and soon were in possession of a significant lead and it looked as though they would run away from the Lady Dragons. However, the Park View squad battled back behind excellent efforts from Lexy Sjurseth at the net and Dee Dee Cliborne in the back court but were unable to overcome the lead and lost game 1.

Game 2 started and the Park View ladies came out swinging, moving immediately to a 2-0 lead. After an extremely exciting sequence of points where players from both teams exhibited fierce determination the Lady Dragons were able to move the lead to 12-7. Southampton had no plans to lay down but the Lady Dragons held and extended the lead and took game 2, 25-14.

Game 3 saw both teams start strong. Park View freshman Courtlyn Hawkins scored immediately with a powerful kill on the first play but the Lady Indians seemed to have found something that had been missing in game 2 and went on a 5-0 tear to take a 5-1 lead. Park View answered however and soon they were back in contention, but the Lady Indians kept them at bay and scratched out a hard-fought 25-21 win to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

Game 4 was an absolute slugfest befitting a championship game. Park View established early dominance and took a 4-point lead at 15-11 and it looked as though we would see a game 5. The Lady Indians had other ideas, however, and dug deep to soon find themselves in possession of a 21-19 lead. Park View took the next two points, battling furiously during a long volley that saw numerous amazing efforts on both sides and knotted it up at 21 all. At this point both teams were showing signs of fatigue as all the players were well into their seventh game of the day and the Lady Indians were able to hold of the Lady Dragons for a 25-22 win, sealing the championship with a 3-1 match win.

Park View will next host a regional tournament match at PVHS on Wednesday (today) with an opponent to be determined.

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