Gator volleyball team downs South Walton to advance to region finals

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM.

Solid ball was the key for the Gators as was a balanced attack.

Katie Wickery had nine kills to lead the Baker attack. Jordan Linzy added eight kills and Halley Wagner had six kills.

The teams had met three times earlier in the season with the Gators winning all three meetings, but the familiarity the Seahawks had with Baker showed from the outset of the match.

South Walton jumped to a quick 5-0 lead in the first set before the Gators began clawing their way back into the set.

A Jordan Linzy kill pulled Baker to within 12-11 and sparked the rally that led Baker to the first set win.

Baker was team jumping to the quick lead in the second set as the Gators got off to a 6-2 start, but the Seahawks managed to tie things up at 14-14 before Baker went on a 7-1 run to take control of the set.

Leading 16-7, the third set looked to be all Baker, but the Seahawks came roaring back behind the serve of Olivia Kolovish to pull to with 16-13.

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