Down 18-10 in the third and deciding set, the Glenwood High School girls volleyball team summoned an incredible comeback and rallied to claim a 26-24 win to defeat Jackson-ville Tuesday night in a Class 3A Jacksonville Regional semifinal match.
The Titans (18-16) lost the first set 25-18, but came back strong to claim the second set 25-14. The match win moves GHS into the regional finals, where they will take on Rochester (29-6) Thursday at 6 p.m. Sectionals are at Mahomet-Seymour Nov. 4 and 6.
Glenwood avenged its regular season loss to the Crimsons from back in September, and the Titans are hopeful to do the same against the Rockets, who beat them Oct. 22.
•Behind nine straight service points from McKenna Flagler, the Crimsons (14-20) erased a 10-8 deficit and led 18-10 in the third set before GHS head coach Brooksana McKinney called for her second and final timeout during the service run.
Flagler’s next serve was just long, barely, giving the Titans new life.
A sideout kill by Mya Hammond cut the JHS lead to 21-15, and after a kill attempt by Jacksonville was long, GHS trailed 22-17 with Laura Kaiser serving.
Kaiser served up two points, prompting a timeout from Crimsons head coach Gary Hickox. Kaiser proceeded to serve four more points, with an ace and a kill from Emma Huseman included, to put GHS up 24-22. The Crimsons used their final timeout when the set was tied 22-22.
A kill and block from Katie White tied things up at 24-24, but Glenwood senior Maya Black closed out the match with a sideout kill, and then a kill from the far side that blasted off the hands of two Jacksonville defenders.
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