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this championship match sees the Champions of section 1 and the top seed the Cardinals of Bethlehem Academy against the champions of section 3 and the second seeded Panthers of Tracey-Milroy-Balaton.

In game 1 of this championship match it saw the Cardinals get out to a fast start taking a 5-0 lead early and forcing the panther to call a time out trying to slow the attack of the Cardinals. And from the word go it was all Cardinals in the 1st game winning 25-15.

In game 2 it was the panther that’s came out firing taking a 6-3 lead before the cardinals would stop to try and make their comeback in the match but it was the Panthers who seemed to have an answer for every Cardinal point in the match trying not to let the cardinals get going in the game. The Panthers would see the Cardinals comeback to tie the match on a hitting error and from there on in the middle stages it would go back and forth neither team able to get more than 3 points ahead but it was the Cardinals pulling away late winning game 2 25-21 and putting the Panthers in a must win game 3 to avoid a sweep.

In the third game it saw the Cardinals get out to a big lead early. But the panthers would start to mount a comeback making the score 8-7 cardinals. The Cardinals would get a lead of 14-9 but then the Panthers would cut the lead to 14-13 forcing the Cardinals to call a time out. After the time out the Panthers would tie the game but then it was the cardinals taking a 17-15 lead and trying to close the door on the panthers. The Panthers would tie it again at 19 but they just couldn’t close the deal as the Cardinals just had too much fire power closing the deal by a score of 25-20 and winning the match 3 game to 0 as the Cardinals take home the class A state championship match

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