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A South Portland stunner! Red Riots upset top-ranked Deering

Postby Forecaster » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:20 am

A South Portland stunner! Red Riots upset top-ranked Deering in semis

PORTLAND—There will be an upstart program playing for the Class A volleyball state title Friday evening, but it won’t be the Deering Rams protecting their home court going up against powerhouse Scarborough.

Instead, the clock remains stuck on 11:59 p.m. and Cinderella lives on as the South Portland Red Riots, in just their fifth varsity season, will take the sport’s biggest stage.

Wednesday evening’s Class A state semifinal was expected to be yet another chapter in top-ranked Deering’s feel-good story, but South Portland, which sat 5-5 at one juncture this fall, stole the show.

In absolutely decisive, stunning and spectacular fashion.

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Re: A South Portland stunner! Red Riots upset top-ranked Dee

Postby PPH » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:55 am

No. 5 South Portland upsets No. 1 Deering
The Red Riots win in straight sets to reach the Class A state championship match.

...“I told the girls if they dig deep and fight and play defense, they could play with any team out there, and we did that tonight,” South Portland Coach Nicole Kane said. “We played as a team. We didn’t let balls drop, and I’m beyond proud of these girls. We stayed up, and we didn’t let anything bring us down.”

South Portland made far fewer mistakes than the Rams.

“South Portland played great volleyball and they deserved to win,” Deering Coach Larry Nichols said. “They took care of the ball (and) we didn’t. We didn’t do what we needed to do.”

“We can play better than we played tonight, but you’ve got to give credit to (South Portland),” Nichols said. “They came in and did their job.”

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Re: A South Portland stunner! Red Riots upset top-ranked Dee

Postby WMTW » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:44 am

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South Portland advances to volleyball states as Mawhinney and Rende lead the attack. @SPREDRIOTS
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