CARDINAL GIBBONS WINS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE TITLE IN NCHSAA 3-A VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
RALEIGH— In a battle of undefeated teams, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons defeated China Grove Jesse Carson in three straight sets to capture the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A volleyball championship on Saturday night at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus
Cardinal Gibbons became the first NCHSAA school to win five consecutive state championships, downing Carson by scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 26-24.
The Crusaders, who finished the year perfect in 28 starts, now have an amazing postseason record in NCHSAA play of 37-1 and have been in the finals nine times with eight state crowns.
Senior setter Cheyenne Wood, who helped initiate the Crusader attack throughout the contest, was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship match.
Outside hitter Amy Robertson connected on 10 kills for the winners and Carmen Sigmon led the Crusaders in digs with 15.
Jesse Carson, in the finals for the second consecutive year against Gibbons, finished the season with a 34-1 record. Hannah Elmore and Madison West each had seven kills for the Cougars.