Bulldogs outlast Vikings

Crestview volleyball

Crestview's Jasmine Middleton goes up for a kill against Fort Walton Beach in a District 2-6A volleyball match on Tuesday. The Bulldogs beat the Vikings in five sets.

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:21 PM.

CRESTVIEW – Tuesday’s District 2-6A volleyball match between Crestview and Fort Walton Beach turned into a volleyball marathon as the teams played deep into the fifth and deciding set.

In the end it was the host Bulldogs taking the victory 22-25, 25-10, 25-22, 21-25, 18-16 and denying the Vikings (2-14, 0-5) their first district win.

It seemed fitting that on a night when breast cancer survivors were honored that the Bulldogs (9-9, 3-4) were survivors as is Crestview coach Kathy Combest, who is in fact a breast cancer survivor.

Crestview trailed 13-8 in the deciding set but battled back and took the win and that’s the thing that was most pleasing to Combest.

“This is what we’ve been trying to get them to do, to come back when they are down and to come back and play hard,” she said. “I’ve been in so many of these games that I wasn’t worried about what they (the Vikings) were going to do, but if we would be able to handle it.

“This is what needed to do coming back when were down 8-13 and that’s what we’ve been trying to get them to do.”

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