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Gaels lose in semis

October 26, 2012
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WOODWARD - The St. Edmond volleyball team saw its season come to a tough end Friday, dropping all three games to No. 8 Woodward-Granger in a Class 2A, Regional 4 semifinal.

Scores were 25-14, 25-14 and 25-19.

"We didn't start off very well, but we played a little better in each set," said SEHS head coach John Johnson. "Woodward-Granger went to state last year, and has a lot of people back. I thought (the Hawks) played pretty well (last night)."

Claire Crimmins finished a perfect 9-for-9 serving with 13 digs for the Gaels (11-17 overall).

Madeline Baldwin also went 4 of 4 on serves and 8-for-9 attacking with three kills, while Molly Doster was 10 of 11 behind the service line.

"(W-G) has one really strong outside hitter (the state's third-ranked kills leader Maddie Bardole) that we tried to shut down, but I wouldn't be surprised if she had one of her best nights of the year," Johnson said. "We just never really got going on offense and always reacted very late."

Crimmins, Doster, Hannah Lentsch, Skylar Berdaus, Libby Augustine and Annie Kersten all closed out their St. Edmond careers.

"Our group of seniors all stuck together since they were freshmen," said Johnson. "I thought our whole atmosphere during practices and games was much better this year."

Next up for the Hawks (30-3) is a 2A regional final matchup against third-ranked Carroll Kuemper (31-5) Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Ogden. The Knights moved on Friday with a sweep of IKM-Manning by scores of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-23.



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