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Bringing volleyball title back to Ursuline would mean ‘literally everything’

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Hopes and expectations are high at Ursuline, where the Raiders are chasing their first state championship since 2009. The team returns nearly all of its roster from last season, when they went 11-4 in the regular season and 14-5 overall, falling in the state championship match in a heartbreaking five sets to Delaware Military Academy.

The chase begins Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at Delmar. Read more »

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Delaware Military holds off determined Ursuline squad for volleyball title

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NEWARK – As Victoria Taylor’s final swing of the night found an open spot on the floor, the Delaware Military Academy volleyball team breathed a sigh of relief. A season that had included some tension and uncertainty ended with the Seahawks united and celebrating their second consecutive state volleyball championship after five tough sets against Ursuline. The scores were 21-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-27 and 15-12.

Taylor finished with a team-leading 24 kills in her final high school match, but she was hardly alone providing offense for the Seahawks. Jackie Shields contributed eight, and Natalie Lavelle added six. On defense, libero Kirsten Longueria collected 37 digs. Read more »

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Pandas cap regular season with hard-fought marathon win over Raiders

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WILMINGTON – In front of a boisterous sellout crowd on Senior Night, second-ranked Padua managed a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over No. 4 Ursuline. The set scores were 25-23, 20-25, 25-27, 25-21 and 15-12 as the Pandas finished the regular season at 13-2.

Long rallies and powerful kills were the hallmarks of the first set. The Raiders found themselves ahead, 7-1, getting kills from Taylor Wright, Corinne Furey and Emma Popham. But Padua junior Emily Jarome took over, with three of her match-high 31 kills cut the lead to 14-12. Two straight aces from Raiders senior Alexandra Kochie put Ursuline ahead, 23-21. Padua responded, however, with four straight to win the set as Jessica Molen recorded three consecutive kills, and Jarome blasted one for the win. Read more »

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