STATE BOUND

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STATE BOUND

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Kiara Knox’s jump serve was a potent weapon, forcing opponents into bad passes and free balls.

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Clifton-Clyde head coach Samatha Heldenbrand motivates her Eagle team during a break from play. Clifton-Clyde stayed confident and on the attack, coming from behind to win their first round match against St. John’s/Tipton and then dominating Centralia.

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Critical to Clifton-Clyde’s offense was senior setter Payton Fahey’s ability to get to the ball and deliver it to the net for a Clifton-Clyde spike. Here, she does a jumping back set to keep the ball in playable condition.

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Clifton-Clyde libero Julia Douglas falls to the side as she focuses on digging up the volleyball. The defensive specialist covered the backside of the court well.

Photos by

Dan Thalmann

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Mallory Callihan spikes the ball over the net during the Eagles’ substate tournament on Saturday. Callihan was one of three hitters to drive Clifton-Clyde’s offense.

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Haley Thrasher tips the ball over the net. Thrasher also spent time patrolling the net as a blocker.

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Roooof! While Clifton-Clyde spent most of their time on the attack, the team’s blocking frustrated the opponents’ hitting game during the substate tournament. They were able to subdue Centralia’s strong attack, which helped the Eagles toward their substate win.

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