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Loara isn't perfect in Division 4AA semifinals

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ANAHEIM - Hemet advanced to its third consecutive girls volleyball CIF-SS final, their first in Division 4AA, by handing Loara its first loss of the season, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17, Tuesday night at Loara High.

“We came out strong and played our game,” Hemet coach Janie Washburn said.

Loara (22-1) could not keep up with Hemet’s fast-paced offense, which led to many unforced errors by the Saxons.

The hard hits Loara did deliver went out of bounds or were returned with a harder hit by Hemet.

The Saxons had dropped just one set in their previous six matches, but the Bulldogs proved to be too much for them.


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“We served them pretty tough, and I don’t know if they’ve seen people that his as well as we do,” Washburn said. “We have a fast team and offense, and we went to all three hitters tonight.”

Hemet’s offense was led by outside hitter Briana Williams, with 10 kills, Baylee Christian and Fia Faaagi had nine kills each, and Shelbi Skinner had eight.

Hemet will try to win its third consecutive CIF-SS title on Saturday at Cypress College.

“To get a three-peat would be phenomenal,” Washburn said. “It’s something you don’t think of doing, especially moving up in a division, going from 4A to 4AA. It would be terrific.”


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