Nederland trio paces East in v’ball sweep

Published 11:53 pm Friday, June 10, 2016

WINNIE — Emma Forsythe graduated from Nederland last week and went on vacation.

The time away meant she did not get to practice for the Christus All-Star Classic volleyball match at East Chambers High School on Friday.

She made the most of her time as she and the rest of the East team knocked off their opponents from the West in two straight. East won the match 25-21 and 25-21.

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Forsythe finished with four digs in the match that meant a lot more than just a victory.

“It took a little bit to get into rhythm,” Forsythe said. “It was great getting to play one last match. The best part was playing with my teammates.”

Nederland also had Caroline Noel on the court and she was dominant in spurts throughout. She finished with nine kills and Bulldogs teammate Payton Swanson collected seven digs.

“That was one of the best parts ever,” Forsythe said playing along side Noel and Swanson.”

The win did mean something to Forsythe and the two other Nederland players. The Bulldogs lost in the second round to Santa Fe. Friday’s win meant the girls walked off the court for the last time as winners.

“It does feel good to get a win in our last game,” Forsythe said.

The East never trailed in the first game. The West tied Game 1 12-12 before the East ripped off seven straight points to take a 19-12 lead.

The West team did not go quietly and climbed back into the game at 23-21. The East squad then scored the game’s final two points to win 25-21.

Game 2’s first seven points went to the West team. The East then scored seven straight to pull to within 8-7.

A few minutes later the East scored another five straight to take a 12-9 lead.

The West tied the match at 13-13 before the East again went on another long run. Five straight points gave the East an 18-13 advantage. The East built a 24-17 lead before the West put in four points to make it 24-21.

A final West shot found the net to finish off the match.

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Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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