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Lady Pirates are state bound for a shot at SIX STRAIGHT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Lady Pirates celebrate their win that sends them to state finals The Lady Pirates celebrate their win that sends them to state finals Roy Edenfield

The Lady Pirates haven’t missed a beat this season.  They are headed to Fort Myers in search of their sixth straight state championship.  This comes following a three-set win Saturday over Blountstown. Sneads won the first set 25-12 before taking sets two and three 25-17 to pave the road to state for the chance to make it six in a row.  Many of these players have three under their belt already and they are eager to duplicate the seniors from last year and make it four state titles for them also. Three seniors are in line to be able to do just that – Lacee Glover, Ariana Lee and Abby Perkins could not cap off their senior year any better than to bring home another state championship to Sneads.  The Lady Pirates are undefeated in playoff action this year, shutting down every opponent in three straight sets.  In three sets they outscored Jay 75-23, Baker 75-49 and Blountstown 75-46.

In the matchup against Blountstown Saturday, the Lady Pirates were led in kills by Ariana Lee with 10, followed by Michaela Edenfield with eight kills.  Lacee Glover and Kiara Garrett were on board with seven each, follow by Kazia Gainer with two and Jordyn Riano and Abby Perkins with one each. 

Sneads recorded 14 blocks for the team, with Abby Perkins leading with four, followed by Jordyn Riano with three. On board with one each were Lacee Glover, Kiara Garrett and Ariana Lee. 

Kazia Gainer led the team with seven blocks, followed by Michaela Edenfield with three. On board with two was Ariana Lee, while Lacee Glover and Kiara Garrett had one each. 

Lacee Glover led Sneads with 17 digs, while Abby Perkins recorded 14. On board with five each were Jada Coleman and Kiara Garrett.

Jordyn Riano recorded 36 assists for the Lady Pirates. 

Following the game, an elated coach Heather Brinkmeier was all smiles, “I think the girls showed up today and they way they performed is a testimony to the love and their passion for this game and for each other.  Every game means something, we are always playing for something, but it is something about playing Blountstown, because we know that they wanted it as much as we did. We just had that little extra something and it’s definitely going to be something I’ll never forget.”

Next stop is Fort Myers and a chance at their sixth straight state championship.  Game is scheduled for Friday (tomorrow) at 1 p.m.  Check the TIMES website and Facebook page for up to the minute coverage of the game. 

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