Manatee HEAT rally to beat Braden River
The Manatee HEAT rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat the host Braden River Pirates 5-2 in prep volleyball Monday.
The home-school athletes lost the first two sets 23-25 and 19-25 then swept the final three 25-16, 25-23 and 15-7 to win the match.
Leading the HEAT (5-1) were Mariah Dunlop (18 kills, eight blocks), Courtney Krause (15 kills, 20 digs), Isabella LaVassuar (11 kills, six aces) and Bethany Ewing (20 assists).
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BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 3, VALRICO FOUNDATION CHRISTIAN 0 -- The host Panthers prevailed over their foes of the same namesake by scores of 25-9, 25-10 and 25-10. Jayme Haynes had nine kills and five aces for the victors. Jill Newby added four kills and three aces, and Haley Waldo had 26 assists for the Panthers (4-5).
-- Herald staff reports