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Santa Fe captures state 4A volleyball title with three-set sweep

Raiders finish 29-3, state champions for the first time
Raiders cap off season with 4A crown
Raiders cap off season with 4A crown(Santa Fe H.S. Athletics)
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 6:48 PM EST
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (WCJB) -The Santa Fe High School volleyball team capped off a dominating season by capturing its first state title in program history on Wednesday afternoon in Fort Myers, sweeping Calvary Christian of Fort Lauderdale 25-16, 25-17, 25-14 in the 4A championship match. The Raiders finish the season 29-3 overall.

Santa Fe faced an early 14-11 deficit in the first set but closed with a 14-2 run that included 10 straight service points by Cameron Bendel. The Raiders closed the set with an ace to claim the opener, 25-16.

In set two, Santa Fe hit at a .455 attack percentage and took a grip of the match, 25-17. Rylie Tam (10 kills) and Jalyn Stout (18 kills) led the Santa Fe offense.

Stout closed out the match with her final kill to set off a wild on-court celebration for Santa Fe. The Raiders held the Eagles to a .143 attack percentage and racked up 41 digs as a team compared to Calvary Christian’s 27.

Santa Fe had previously advanced to the state title match in both 2018 and 2019, falling both times.

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