Volleyball | Smoothie King championship: Southwest 2, Bishop Moore 1

Sainz, Southwest claim title

 

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A kill by Daniel Sainz completed a comeback victory by Southwest over Bishop Moore (Orlando) in the 6th Annual Smoothie King championship match Saturday evening at Ransom Everglades.

"I saw my setter set-up and I was not really ready, but I did what I had to do and put the ball down," said Sainz of the tournament clinching point.

The Eagles (19-1) fell behind early in the first set and lost on a kill by Bishop Moore's Patrick Harb.

In the second set, Southwest took control early and led 6-3. They maintained the lead and went up 17-13 on a frantic rally for a point that forced a timeout by the Hornets (17-2). The Eagles won the set on a block to force a third set for the championship.

"I thought the kids hung-in there tough," said Southwest coach Maurice Diaz. "During the first game we were a little nervous. We changed the rotation in the second game and I think that settled us down a little."

The third set was controlled early by Southwest. The Eagles went up 7-4 on a powerful spike kill by Sainz. Bishop Moore rallied from behind and went up 13-12, needing just two more points to win the tournament.

A kill by Ricardo Reguera evened the match at 13. A penalty on the Hornets gave the Eagles a 14-13 lead and Sainz won the championship on the following rally.

"We had our ups and downs, but we came together and fought through" said Reguera. "Once we came together as a team, that's what got our energy up."

Reguera had 17 kills and had eight digs.

Sainz had 10 kills. Perez had 29 assists and Gomez had 16 digs.

Reguera was named the tournament MVP. Also making the All-Tournament Team for the Eagles were Joseph Perez and Orlando Gomez.

Harb and Alex Uribe received All-Tournament Team honors for Bishop Moore.

Smoothie King Championship: Southwest d. Bishop Moore 18-25, 25-15, 15-13.

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