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Southeast's Class 5A-District 10 opener Friday night at DeSoto High in Arcadia was postponed because of heavy rain and lightning.
The game will be played at 6 p.m. Monday at Bulldog Stadium here.
Most of the Southeast players and coaches wanted to wait until late at night to play the game because they didn't want to make a return trip. However, with no relief in sight school officials decided to postpone it.
The decision might have helped Southeast. The Seminoles used a balanced attack to beat DeSoto last year in a 28-13 victory and if they would've played a field drenched with water under rain it would have rendered their passing game almost useless. On the other hand all DeSoto likes to do is run the ball and the inclement weather and soggy field would've helped the Bulldogs.
CARDINAL MOONEY -- The Cougars' game at Lakeland Christian also was postponed by inclement weather. The Class 3A-District 6 game was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Lakeland Christian.
The game never started, and officials waited until after 9 p.m. to call the contest.
MANATEE COUNTY TOURNAMENT -- Favorites Lakewood Ranch, Braden River, Manatee and Saint Stephen's won their opening matches at the first day of the event at Southeast High.
The Mustangs defeated Bradenton Christian 25-16, 25-4; the Pirates took down Bayshore 25-19, 25-15; the Hurricanes upended the host Seminoles 25-16, 25-12; and the Falcons defeated Palmetto in the closest match of the day 19-25, 25-15, 15-7.
The Tigers got nine kills from Danielle Deterding and 15 assists from Sierra Sutton in the losing effort.
Pool play resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday at Southeast with the tournament portion beginning at 1 p.m. The championship match is expected to begin at about 4 p.m.
Bradenton Christian defeated Manatee in the title match last year.
SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE TRI-MATCH -- State College of Florida defeated Brevard Community College (25-11, 25-12, 25-19) and South Florida State College (25-15, 25-19, 25-16) in a non-conference tri-match at Avon Park.
In the first match, Natalie Fraley had 12 digs for the Manatees (19-5). Brittany Jaco, of Braden River, added 10 digs and five aces, and Brittane Hunter, of Southeast, got six kills and two blocks. Kori Simpson contributed five kills, and Kathryn Torre had four kills and four blocks.
Against the hosts, Tessa Alyman led the way with 12 kills. Torre had nine kills and three blocks, and Simpson had seven kills. Abi VanOstenbridge, a Bradenton Christian product, pitched in with eight digs and three aces.
SCF returns home at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a Suncoast Conference match against South Florida State College. It's the team's Green Out, which means all spectators wearing a green shirt will be admitted free.
-- Herald staff reports