Duarte will play Cate in Friday night’s CIF-SS 4A title game at Cerritos College
Here’s what we wrote in Thursday’s newspaper:
By John Sherrard
DUARTE In the biggest match in the history of Duarte High School, the girls volleyball team completed a miraculous come-from-behind five-set victory in the CIF Southern Section Division 4A semifinals Tuesday night before a packed gym.
The second-ranked Falcons, trailing 2-0, won the final three sets and defeated visiting Desert High from Edwards Ari Force Base 15-25, 27-29, 25-23, 27-25, 15-11 and will make their first-ever appearance in the title match Friday or Saturday at either Cerritos or Fullerton College against top-ranked Cate (22-1) of Carpinteria.
The young Duarte (26-8) team could have folded after a tough second-set loss to the third-ranked Scorpions, but fought off a slow start in the third set. Trailing 13-6, the Falcons came all the way back by outscoring Desert 19-12, and seemed to take control at that point in the match.
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