Bulldog volleyball teams gets district win

Crestview volleyball

Crestview volleyball players Nicole Lefevre (left) and Kierra Potts go up for a block against Navarre on Tuesday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Nobody could have blamed the Crestview High School volleyball team for being distracted in the District 1-7A match with Navarre on Tuesday.

Moments before the varsity squads were to take the floor a parent of one of the Bulldog players was taken from the gym on a stretcher. But rather than wilt the Bulldogs rose to the occasion to take a four-set win from the Raiders by scores of 25-16, 25-9, 18-25, 25-12.

Bulldog coach Kathy Combest was short on answers on how the Bulldogs came out with win.

"I don't know what the key was because we got all miscombobulated because Molly Kitchen's mom got sick," Combest said. "She's (Molly) our main setter and one of our outside hitters. We had to throw a back row player on the front row, a front row player on the back row to set and play front row. I was just happy we made it."

With Kitchen out of the lineup Combest moved Nicole Lefevre into Kitchen's role and Recie Brown took over the front row position Lefevre usually plays. All things considered the makeshift lineup looked anything but makeshift.

The Bulldogs (15-4, 3-3) didn't look out of synch early in the match. Crestview spotted Navarre three quick points in the first set before going on a 9-0 run to quickly take control of things.

Brittany Pase started things started for the Bulldogs with a kill. The Crestview scoring run ended with Jasmine Middleton kill.

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