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Ladycats power ahead to Sectionals

Sarah Giddings

The Florence Ladycats volleyball team is going to Sectionals. After an undefeated conference season, the team nailed the win in the final regional game against Wausaukee on Saturday.

Coach Joan Canfield had confidence in her team, but was also aware of the danger of being over-confident.

“Everybody has a clean slate. And everyone is trying to reach the same goal. I was hoping we would win. But I knew it was going to be a battle,” she said.

After a rough start and loss in the first set, the Ladycats got into a rhythm and were able to win the next three sets. “We fell behind in the first game, and we started making a comeback but it was too late. The next two sets went well for us. The fourth set we were down five or six points and the girls were able to stay mentally tough and get the win,” said Canfield. “We were mentally tough and it was good to know that they have it in them. They are as mentally tough as they are physically tough.”

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.