Bulldogs outlast Vikings

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

A scrappy Viking team took a lead at 9-8 in the first set and led the rest of the set to go up 1-0 as Rachael Dehlinger and Jennifer Bazylak pounded the nets for the Vikings.

The momentum seemed to swing in favor of the Bulldogs in the second set as with Kristen Bufkin in serve Crestview ran off 13 unanswered points to push a 6-2 lead to 19-2 before coasting to the win.

The final three sets were battles to the end.

In the third set Fort Walton Beach led 16-13 before a Jasmine Middleton kill shifted the momentum back to Crestview and the Bulldogs went on 12-6 run to close out the set.

Crestview had a chance to put the match away in the fourth set and led 13-12 before the Vikings mounted their own come back to temporarily avoid defeat.

With the match tied 2-2, Caroline Lathi led an early Viking charge that had Fort Walton Beach up 5-0 .

A kill by Brittany Pase was followed by a Molly Kitchen block as Crest pulled to within 5-2.

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