Advance Knocks off Lesterville 3-1 For 3rd Straight Title

(Cape Girardeau) The Lesterville volleyball team finished the season as the Class One State Runner Up as as they fell to Advance 3-1 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The victory gave Advance its third straight state championship. The Hornets took set one 25-13. Lesterville came out strong in the second going up 10-6, but Advance used a 10-0 run that became an 18-4 run to claim set two 25-15. In the third Lesterville became only the fifth team all season to take a set from Advance 25-18…..

Coach Betsy Middleton says tells us how they were able to turn it around in the third set…

Advance enjoyed an experience advantage with six of their top seven players being seniors. Lesterville had only one senior, Mallory Polk. Lesterville ends the year at 25-11-2. Advance takes the title at 35-1-2.

Full interview with Betsy Middleton

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