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Volleyball Team Earns Trip to State Championship Game With 3-1 Victory Over Woodward Academy
October 26th, 2011

The volleyball team made the key plays all night long in a 3 set to 1 victory over three time defending state champion Woodward Academy this evening.  Led by the outside hitting of Leah Hardeman and Emily Morrison and outstanding defense by Ella Anastasiades the volleyball team won their state semi-final matchup.  The first set saw the Golden Lions jump out to a four point lead early only to have Woodward slowly work their way back into the set.  The War Eagles took their first lead of the set at 23-22, but it was the last point they would score.  Pius ran off three straight to take the pivital game 25-23.  The Lions played a very flat set two that was never really close, so the War Eagles pulled the match even at 1-1.  Refocused after the intermission the team rolled to an easy 25-16 win in set three.  Woodward did not quit however and they came back in set four to within two after a big block of Leah Hardeman won them a point.  Grace McGoldrick took the opportunity of Woodward keying on the Pius outside hitters to find Alex Bidgood and Kelli Terricino for two devistating tip shots that pulled out the victory in the set and the match.  After staying around to watch Sandy Creek easily beat Riverwood in the semis, a rematch between St. Pius X and Sandy Creek will be played for the state championship on 1:30 pm Saturday at Marietta High School

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